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Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector Services in Cincinnati, OH

The Journal of the American Medical Association estimates that over 2,000 people die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning each year in the United States alone. Although a harsh and scary statistic, it’s one that must be shared—carbon monoxide poisoning is the leading cause of poisoning deaths in the U.S. The electricians at Servall Electric Company take this very seriously, and provide professional carbon monoxide detector installation and maintenance to ensure the safety of you and your family in your Cincinnati, OH home.

A more commonly known home safety risk, because of the very apparent damages it causes, is that of a fire. Smoke detector installation is required by law, however this is not the only reason you should ensure your home is equipped. Adequately installed and maintained smoke detectors can save the lives of you and your loved ones in the event of a fire as they provide the early warning needed to prevent fatalities. Contact our team today to learn more about the risks you face and how to best protect your property and your family. Give us a call to schedule carbon monoxide & smoke detector services in Cincinnati, OH and the surrounding area.

Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless, and odorless gas. The only way you’d ever become aware of its presence without a proper carbon monoxide detection device is if you or your family starts to experience symptoms of poisoning. These symptoms include dizziness, headaches, nausea, light–headedness, sleepiness, fatigue and weakness, irregular breathing, vomiting, shortness of breath, confusion, and even chest pains.

The problem is, if you are sleeping carbon monoxide can affect you before you’ve even had a chance to experience a single one of these symptoms. When you invest in a professional carbon monoxide detector installation from our team, you can rest assured that you’ll be warned should this dangerous gas leak into your home. It’s also important to know the source of this type of leak. Household appliances such as gas ranges and stove, gas–powered clothes dryers, water heaters, furnaces, and gas or wood fireplaces all increase the risk.

Carbon monoxide can also easily build up if introduced into poorly ventilated areas such as your garage due to car exhaust, or even your living room due to a clogged chimney or flue. Almost all homeowners in Cincinnati have some of carbon monoxide exposure. Contact us today to learn more about your risks and to have a carbon monoxide detection device hard–wired into your electrical system.

Turn to Us for Expert Smoke Detector Installation

Whether you’re moving, constructing a new home, or have outdated smoke detectors currently in your Cincinnati, OH home, we can help you. It’s now required by law to have smoke detectors present anywhere that will be inhabited by people. Residential laws stipulate that smoke detectors must be near each bedroom in the house and in some cases must also be present in stairways, halls, and garages.

Hardwiring your smoke detector is the best way to ensure that your system will function reliably. Turn to the team at Servall Electric Company to perform smoke detector installation for you. This is definitely not something you want to take a gamble on by hiring an amateur electrician or an inexperienced handyman. Your family’s safety is not worth taking that chance. Give us a call today for your installation or smoke detector replacement.

Know Your Smoke Detector Options

There are two types of smoke detectors—ionization or photoelectric. Both of these are effective at sensing smoke and both are required to pass the UL certification—a certification from the nationally recognized safety consulting and certification company. However, they have their differences.

  • Ionization: This type of detector has a continual current running between two electrodes and when smoke enters the unit, the current is interrupted and the alarm sounds. One thing to keep in mind is this type of smoke detector senses steam as well—making it less than ideal to be placed near the kitchen or bathroom area.
  • Photoelectric: This smoke detector responds to a reduction in light reaching an internal photocell, so when smoke enters the light is scattered and the alarm sounds. This makes it ideal for response to smoldering fires.

No matter what type of smoke detectors you choose for your Cincinnati, OH home—or if you choose a combination of the two—having them hardwired is essential. You can certainly choose to have a battery backup, however be sure to change the batteries once a year. Give us a call to schedule service in Cincinnati, OH and the surrounding area.