Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector Installation in Garland, TX

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Protecting Your Family From Avoidable Dangers

We all do everything in our power to protect our families from dangers, but there are some preventable disasters that sometimes go unchecked and could have severe consequences. Mr. Electric of Garland offers professional carbon monoxide and smoke detector installation for homeowners in Garland, TX. Carbon monoxide poisoning is the #1 cause of poisoning deaths in the United States, with more than 2,000 occurring every year. Because carbon monoxide (CO) is colorless, tasteless, and odorless, it is undetectable to humans and requires a carbon monoxide detector. Our professional electricians offer carbon monoxide and smoke detector installation services to protect your family and home. Learn more and request a quote today.

Prevent Poisoning With Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Installing carbon monoxide detectors saves lives and prevents CO poisoning. Every year there are several heartbreaking stories about people not waking up because of a carbon monoxide leak in their home that went undetected. A CO leak can be caused by a malfunctioning appliance, but your family will be safe and sound when a carbon monoxide detector s installed. Since CO can be lethal in minutes, your detector and alarm will give you the time you need to get out of your home safely and get the problem resolved before you return. Many people are not aware of the symptoms of CO poisoning, and they can feel similar to having the flu without a fever. Be aware of these symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness
  • Confusion
  • Chest pain
  • Irregular breathing

Where Does Carbon Monoxide Come From?

Here at Mr. Electric of Garland, we receive a lot of questions and CO about smoke detectors, such as “what does it cost to install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors?”, “where to install carbon monoxide smoke detectors?” and “what is the best place to install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors?”. Another question we often hear is related to where carbon monoxide comes from inside your home. Carbon monoxide can come from many common household appliances, including furnaces, water heaters, wood or gas fireplaces, gas ranges or stoves, and gas clothes dryers. Other sources that can produce CO include fuel-burning space heaters, gas or charcoal grills, and exhaust from cars or other vehicles. Some appliances can also have venting malfunctions leading to a rapid buildup of carbon monoxide. Co can back up into your home if you have a clogged chimney or a closed woodstove flue. Our experts recommend taking the following actions to reduce your chances of CO poisoning:

  • Change the batteries in your CO detector every six to 12 months
  • Install carbon monoxide in your house with a minimum of one sensor on each floor and outside every bedroom.
  • Never run a generator, vehicle, or device with a fuel-fed motor inside your home or garage.
  • Check for a seal of approval from the Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) or American Gas Association when buying gas appliances or equipment.
  • Be sure always to turn off any vehicles parked inside your garage.
  • Never use a flameless chemical heater in an enclosed space or indoors.
  • Always open the flue when burning a fire in your fireplace or furnace.
  • Have a licensed appliance professional from Mr. Electric of Garland inspect your gas appliances yearly.
  • Never heat your home using a gas oven.
  • Use battery-operated heaters when camping.
  • Only operate grills in a well-ventilated outdoor area.
  • Do not attempt to repair malfunctioning gas appliances yourself.
  • Adjust all gas appliances properly and use an exhaust fan when necessary.
  • Understand the differences in alerts between your carbon monoxide detector and smoke detector.
  • Contact the local fire department if you can’t afford a CO detector because there are programs in place to help low-income families or the elderly.

Where Should My CO Detectors Be Placed?

It’s essential to have your CO detector in the right place in your home or business in Garland, Sachse, or Rose Hill, TX. Carbon monoxide diffuses evenly indoors compared to smoke which rises. Smoke detectors should be installed at knee level, which is the approximate height of your head while sleeping in bed. Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed at chest level to ensure pets or small children do not tamper with them. Smoke and CO detectors should not be hidden behind doors or curtains as they work best in open areas.

Professional Smoke Detector Installers

In addition to carbon monoxide detector installation, Mr. Electric of Garland also offers residential and commercial smoke detector installation services. Local and state laws require smoke detectors in many areas of your home, and construction laws dictate that they are hooked up to electrical wiring. Smoke detectors become unreliable after about ten years, and our licensed and insured electricians can help you decide between ionization detectors and photoelectric detectors.

Schedule a Safety Inspection Today

Our local electricians offer a variety of services designed to keep your home and family safe. We stand behind all our work and offer estimates for any of our valuable services. Contact us today to request a quote or schedule service.