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The Importance Of A Professional Smoke Detector Installation

Smoke Detector Installation
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In 24 seconds, you can take four sips of coffee. In that same amount of time, a fire department in the United States will have responded to a fire. Every four sips, a fire truck is dispatched. Statistics released by the National Fire Protection Association for 2017 and 2018 give some chilling insights into how frequently different types of fires occur:

  • Every 88 seconds – home fires
  • Every 63 seconds – structural fires
  • Every 51 seconds – outside property fires

Every Second Counts

When it comes to a fire in your home, an early warning can give you crucial seconds to get your family to safety. The extra time you get from being warned by a smoke detector can make a life or death difference.

About 2,000 people fall victim to residential fires in the United States every year, two-thirds of these fatalities are in homes with no smoke detectors or faulty smoke detectors.

More Dangerous Than Flames

It’s not just the fire itself that is hazardous. The smoke and noxious gasses that are given off as a fire burns actually travels faster than flames. They are deadly and result in more fire-related deaths than heat or burn wounds. Most fire victims die from toxic gas and smoke inhalation. A much smaller percentage of fatalities are a result of burn wounds.

Other Reasons Why Smoke Alarms Are Essential

  1. A well-maintained and serviced fire detector is on duty around the clock.
  2. Fire detectors are considered the best and most cost-effective method of fire damage and injury prevention.

Is It Necessary For You To Have A Smoke Detector?

Accidents can happen to anybody, even the most cautious people. In 2017, there were 371,500 residential building fires in the United States. 51.6% of these fires were caused by cooking. This is compared to only 9.1% caused by heaters and other heating methods and 7.1% through unintentional carelessness.

It’s safe to say that if you intend on cooking in your home, you can’t afford to be without a smoke alarm.

Professional Smoke Detector Installation

Installing smoke detectors is a job best left to the professionals. The technicians from Art Plumbing, AC & Electric will be able to advise you on a number of factors you’ll need to consider as you go about fire-proofing your home.

  • How to choose the right type of smoke alarm. Ionization and photoelectric smoke detectors are the two main types. They respond to different kinds of fire and are therefore suited to different rooms of your house. The wrong one installed in your kitchen will set off your smoke alarm each time you cook. You also get dual smoke alarms that operate using both the ionization and photoelectric methods. The Art, Plumbing, AC & Electrical technicians will be happy to discuss with you which type is best suited to each different room of your home.

  • The number of smoke detectors needed for the size house you have.

  • Where the smoke detectors should be installed in each room. Our technicians are trained to position each smoke detector in the most effective place, at the correct height and location.

  • They will also check and maintain any existing smoke detectors that you may have.

A Properly Installed Smoke Detector Is Like A Friend Who Never Sleeps

The saying goes ‘where there’s smoke, there’s a fire.’ At Art Plumbing, AC & Electric, we prefer the saying ‘prevention is better than a cure.’ Fires are fast and deadly. The extent of the damage caused by an undetected fire can be reduced. If you’ve been thinking about installing smoke detectors, give us a call today at 1-800-475-1504. Our technicians are ready to make your home safer for you and your family.

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