Smoke and CO Detector Installation Denver

Of all the safety improvements you might make to your home, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are rated right up there at the top!

We’ve all heard the horror stories on the news about people who did not have these inexpensive safety additions in their homes when fire struck or carbon monoxide leaks occurred without warning.

And, if you decide to sell your house, you’ll most likely be required to add these safety devices to your home as part of the sale so why not make that investment now and take advantage of the protection these devices offer for yourself and your family.

Smoke Detectors Keep Families Safe

Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.

On average, 8 people die in a home fire each day in the U.S.—almost 3,000 people every year. While working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire nearly in half, roughly two-thirds of all home fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms, according to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

The National Fire Protection Association recommends:

  1. Smoke detectors on each level of your home
  2. Smoke detectors inside all sleeping areas
  3. Smoke detectors within 15’ of the doorway into any sleeping area.
  4. Carbon monoxide detector within 15’ of any sleeping area.

On new homes, smoke alarms are required to be connected to each other so that they will all sound if any one of them detects a problem.

Make sure all alarms have fresh batteries and are in full working order. Also, know what kind of fire and dangers your home’s alarms can detect to avoid a potential hazard!

Carbon Monoxide – the invisible killer

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely.

Every year, over 200 people in the U.S. die from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Several thousand more are treated in hospital emergency rooms for treatment for CO poisoning.

In your home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel are potential sources of carbon monoxide. Vehicles or generators running in an attached garage can also produce dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.

The Electrical Safety Foundation International recommends:

  1. Have your chimney inspected by a professional every year.
  2. Never use your oven, range, stovetop or clothes dryer to provide heat for your home.
  3. Never use a portable generator in any part of your home.
  4. See the complete list to reduce your risk of CO poisoning

Should I buy battery-operated detectors?

While the “battery only” detectors offer some protection at less cost than the hard-wired type, the problem we find is that when the battery is exhausted and it begins to “chirp”, too many people just unplug the battery in hopes of remembering to replace it. Too many homeowners forget to buy the new battery and are putting their families at risk.

Smoke, Fire and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Installation, Replacement and Maintenance in these Colorado neighborhoods:

Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Brighton, Broomfield, Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Centennial, Commerce City, Denver, Englewood, Erie, Genesee, Golden, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Lafayette, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone Tree, Louisville, Northglenn, Parker, Superior, Thornton, Westminster, Wheat Ridge and surrounding areas.

Contact us today to get a free estimate to install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.