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Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector Services in Edmonton, AB

Protecting Local Families from Preventable Disasters

The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that 2,100 people die annually in the United States because of accidental carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. CO poisoning has become that country’s leading poisoning death cause. Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odourless, and colourless gas, so it’s undetectable and deadly if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector. However, you can easily avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by having a licensed electrician install a carbon monoxide detector to protect your loved ones. Additionally, federal, provincial, and local laws mandate that homeowners must have smoke detectors installed in their homes. Your family will be safe from domestic disasters like fires and poisoning by having Mr. Electric of Edmonton complete carbon monoxide and smoke detector installation and services in Edmonton and Sherwood Park, AB.

Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector Services in Edmonton, AB

Protecting Local Families from Preventable Disasters

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  • Have you installed protective detectors in your home to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning? If a malfunctioning appliance leads to a carbon monoxide leak while you’re sleeping, you won’t wake up in time to escape this deadly gas without placing a carbon monoxide detector to alert you. Additionally, your family can succumb to CO poisoning in minutes, depending on how much carbon monoxide has spread in the air in your rooms. Carbon monoxide detectors alert you when there’s a poisoning risk by detecting elevated carbon monoxide levels and sounding an alarm. Not everyone knows what CO-poisoning symptoms are, so we’ve listed several of them to educate you. Symptoms can be like when you have the flu with no fever. We strongly advise you to seek help if you notice the following warning signs:

    • Headache
    • Nausea
    • Dizziness
    • Sleepiness
    • Lightheadedness
    • Vomiting
    • Fatigue or weakness
    • Shortness of breath
    • Irregular breathing
    • Chest pain
    • Confusion
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What Are the Sources of Carbon Monoxide?

Various household appliances can be a source of carbon monoxide gas, such as furnaces, water heaters, wood or gas fireplaces, gas clothes dryers, and gas ranges or stoves. CO gas can originate from other sources around your home, including fuel-burning space heaters, gas or charcoal grills, and car exhaust. Running any of these appliances and home features when they have venting malfunction or in poorly ventilated areas can lead to rapid carbon monoxide buildup. CO can also build up in your home if you have a clogged chimney or a closed woodstove flue. Mr. Electric of Edmonton puts safety first and helps you prevent at-home carbon monoxide poisoning by recommending the following proven ways:

  • Install at least one CO detector on each of your home’s levels and outside each bedroom.
  • Replace your CO detector’s batteries every six-12 month.
  • Never run a generator, vehicle, or device featuring a fuel-fed motor in your home or garage.
  • Always turn off your vehicle when it’s parked inside your garage.
  • If you purchase gas equipment or appliances, invest in those with a seal of approval from the Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) or the American Gas Association.
  • Get your gas appliances inspected annually by a licensed appliance professional.
  • If you’re indoors or in an enclosed space, avoid using flameless chemical heaters.
  • Get repairs from a service expert if your gas appliance malfunctions.
  • When burning or lighting a fire in your fireplace or furnace, be sure to open the flue.
  • Never heat your home using a gas oven.
  • If you use a grill, always operate it in a well-ventilated outdoor area.
  • Use battery-operated heaters when you go camping.
  • Make proper adjustments to all gas appliances and use an exhaust fan when appropriate.
  • Understand the different sounds your smoke detector and CO detector make.
  • Contact your local fire department if a CO detector exceeds your price range. These professionals have programs in place to assist elderly and low-income households in acquiring these devices.
  • Smoke may rise in the air during a fire, but carbon monoxide spreads throughout your home evenly. When installing standalone carbon monoxide detectors, you should place them at chest and knee height whenever you can. Mr. Electric of Edmonton strongly suggests knee-height CO detectors since that's the height your head is typically at when you sleep. If your children or pets may play or tamper with your CO detectors, we advise you to place them at chest height. However, combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should always stay at ceiling height to detect smoke from a fire as early as possible. Hiding smoke and CO detectors behind doors or curtains can impact their ability to work properly, so you must place them in open areas.
  • 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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