One of the best ways to increase home safety and protect you and your family from fire and carbon monoxide (CO) is by having smoke and CO detectors installed in your home. At Raynor Services, we can handle the installation of all your detectors, saving you time and hassle, and assuring you that your detectors will work when you need them the most.
Hard-Wired Smoke Detectors in Southern New Jersey
A United States fire department responds to a residential fire every 77 seconds, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Even worse, someone dies in a fire every 135 minutes.
If you are wondering where to install smoke detectors, we recommend installing smoke detectors throughout, such as in every bedroom and bathroom, as well as in your basement and kitchen.
One of the most effective types of smoke detector is a hard-wired detector. This kind is typically safer than a battery-operated detector. Usually, a home will only have about one or two battery units — which may not detect smoke until it is too late — and it is all-too-easy for someone to forget to test his or her detector.
With a hard-wired smoke detector system, however, the need for testing is eliminated as well as the hassle. You should call a professional with Raynor Services to make sure your system is wired correctly. Any kind of wiring job, no matter how minor it may seem, can be dangerous for a novice. Make the safe choice and leave that job to us.
Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation in Southern New Jersey
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a tasteless, odorless, and colorless gas that can be fatal if inhaled. High CO concentrations can also result in brain damage or unconsciousness. In smaller doses, symptoms can seem like the flu, including:
- Shortness of breath
- General weakness
- Loss of muscle control
- Problems with vision
If you are suffering from any of these, but your symptoms seem to subside once you leave your home, then there is a chance that you could have a CO problem.
Where to Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
You should have carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout your home. These are relatively inexpensive and can save your life, much in the same way that a smoke detector can save your life. You can purchase a CO detector at any home retail store that will sound an alarm when high levels of CO are detected.
There are other, more sophisticated models that cost more, but they will alert you when CO levels are still relatively low — but beginning to build — so you will know sooner that there is a CO issue. This type of detector will notify you through both a digital readout and by sounding a different kind of alarm when CO accumulation is at a dangerous level.
If your detector sounds, exit the area as soon as you can after notifying family members or co-workers. If possible, open your doors and windows on the way out. Call the fire department as soon as you can, and seek medical attention.
If you need any sort of help deciding which type of detector is right for you, where to install smoke detectors, or if you need help installing it, call Raynor Services.
Reducing the Risk of a Carbon Monoxide Leak
If you heat your home with propane, coal, wood, oil, or natural gas, these fuel sources can emit CO when the appliance is not working correctly, or it is not vented properly. If you notice stale or smelly air, soot, or high humidity coming from your furnace or fireplace, you may have a gradual buildup of CO.
You should always have your heating system checked by a professional before turning on your heating system to ensure that is working correctly. At Raynor Services, we can perform all of the maintenance that is needed.
Whether you need to address minor home issues, or you are looking to have smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detectors installed, the experts at Raynor Services can help! So if you live in Burlington County, NJ, Ocean County, NJ, Atlantic County, NJ, or Camden County, NJ, contact us today to schedule an appointment with us!