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Installing Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Chattanooga, TN

Protecting Your Family From the Most Common Threats

Is your home prepared for a fire or a carbon monoxide leak? Home fires cause over 2,500 deaths each year, and carbon monoxide poisoning results in 2,100 yearly fatalities. In fact, carbon monoxide poisoning has become the leading cause of poison-related death in the United States. The best way to protect your family from these catastrophes is by installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Mr. Electric of Chattanooga offers professional carbon monoxide and smoke detector installation services in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We will help you create a plan to install enough smoke and carbon monoxide detectors throughout your entire home, basement, garage, and attic. No matter where a fire or carbon monoxide leak begins, your family will have an immediate warning. Learn more about our carbon monoxide and smoke detector installation services.

Installing Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Chattanooga, TN

Protecting Your Family From the Most Common Threats

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  • Installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors won’t do you much good if they aren’t placed correctly. When a smoke detector is installed behind a curtain or in a suboptimal place, it may not warn you of a potential fire soon enough. When you work with Mr. Electric of Chattanooga, we will help you find the optimal placement for all your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. We’ll ensure that they don’t stick out or become an eyesore. At the same time, we’ll ensure that you have them everywhere necessary to alert you of danger at the earliest possible moment.

  • The National Fire Protection Association suggests that homeowners replace their smoke detectors every 10 years, if not more often. When upgrading the smoke detectors in your home, you first need to choose between the two types of smoke detectors. While both are effective at detecting smoke, they do have different ways of working, and you might find it helpful to understand the difference when it comes time to choose. The two types of smoke detectors include:

    • Ionization – These have a circuit that is constantly running. When smoke particles enter the detectors, it interrupt that circuit, sounding the alarm to you and your family.
    • Photoelectric – These detectors rely on light. With an ultra-sensitive photocell, smoke is detected by its unique pattern of scattered light.
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Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a silent killer. Carbon monoxide gas is virtually undetectable by humans. You cannot see it, smell it, or taste it. That means you can’t tell if there is a leak until you begin to feel the physical symptoms. If you don’t get away from the carbon monoxide gas quickly, it can result in severe illness and even death. This is why it is essential to take advantage of professional carbon monoxide detector installation services. Some of the most common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Irregular breathing
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Disorientation
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting

Mr. Electric of Chattanooga’s Safety Tips

Many devices and appliances that you use around your home on a regular basis can produce carbon monoxide gas. Something as simple as leaving your car running in an attached garage can cause carbon monoxide to build up in your entire home. If you’re not a professional electrician, it can be hard to understand all the carbon monoxide hazards in your home but don’t worry. By installing a carbon monoxide detector, you will be warned when the carbon monoxide level in your home becomes unsafe. There are some general rules that will help you prevent carbon monoxide buildup in your home. Mr. Electric of Chattanooga suggests you:

  • Install one or more carbon monoxide detectors outside each bedroom and on each level of your house
  • Replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector every year
  • Don’t run vehicles, generators, or fuel-fed motors in your home or garage
  • Turn your car off the moment you park it. Never leave it running.
  • Buy appliances that have the American Gas Association or Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) Seal of approval
  • Get professional inspections performed on your gas appliances every year
  • Don’t use chemical heaters in enclosed spaces
  • Don’t use malfunctioning gas appliances until they are repaired
  • Open your flue before using your fireplace or furnace
  • Don’t use a gas oven to heat your home
  • Make sure your grill has enough ventilation
  • Use battery-operated heaters while camping
  • Adjust the gas flow and exhaust fans on all gas appliances
  • Reach out to your local fire department if you cannot afford a carbon monoxide detector. They may have a program in place to help you obtain one.
  • You might be wondering why you would pay for professional carbon monoxide and smoke detector installation services when you could just nail a few into the wall. That could be true if you have an easily controlled space, like a one-bedroom apartment. However, managing the carbon monoxide and fire safety for your entire home is much more complicated. The risk of missing something or misplacing a smoke detector can be catastrophic. When you work with the pros, you know that your home is as safe as it can possibly be. Request your carbon monoxide and smoke detector installation appointment online now.

  • Dedicated Kitchen Circuit Installation and Service

    If tripping circuit breakers is a frequent occurrence in your home, your appliances may not be connected to dedicated circuits. The National Electrical Code requires dedicated circuits for major electrical appliances such as refrigerators because they ensure that appliances can operate safely.

  • Exterior Building Circuit Installation and Service

    Exterior buildings provide valuable space for a range of needs. Equipping those outbuildings with electricity makes them more accessible day and night and expands their functionality. Your local Mr. Electric® provides electrical services for detached buildings in your area.

  • Hot Tub Circuit Installation and Service

    A safe and effective hot tub installation requires a dedicated circuit. That circuit supplies power exclusively to the hot tub, and it should be installed by a licensed electrician.

  • Outdoor Kitchen Circuit Installation and Service

    Few home upgrades are as functional and appealing as an outdoor kitchen. If you enjoy cooking and want to spend more time outdoors, this renovation will be worth it. Allow your local Mr. Electric® advise about your outdoor kitchen electrical requirements and perform expert electrical services.

  • Pool Circuit Installation and Service

    Keeping your pool healthy and clear requires a pool pump, which in turn requires its own dedicated circuit. Your local Mr. Electric® offers full-service pool circuit installation, from obtaining the appropriate permits to connecting the pump to your home’s electrical panel.

  • Subpanel Installation and Service

    The main electrical panel in your home is the conduit through which all of your home’s electricity is distributed throughout the house. Every home has one. Some homes also have a subpanel (or multiple subpanels) installed to distribute electricity to a specific, often distant, area of the property.

  • Tankless Water Heater Electrical Circuit Service

    Make sure your household has a steady, reliable supply of hot water by having a tankless water heater installed. Your local Mr. Electric can upgrade your existing wiring for your new tankless water heater. For electric tankless water heaters, we also offer full installation service!

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