Protect Your Lakeland, FL Home With a New Smoke Detector

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Keep Your Family Safe

Homeowners throughout Lakeland, Plant City, and Winter Haven, FL rely on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to protect their homes and family. At Mr. Electric of Lakeland, we can ensure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors work correctly. Every year house fires cause billions of dollars in damages and can cause significant injury or even death. According to the Journal of American Medical Association, thousands of people die from unintentional carbon Monoxide poisoning every year. The licensed and experienced electricians at Mr. Electric of Lakeland have the knowledge and tools to test your detectors to ensure they are working correctly and up to code. Learn more about the dangers of faulty carbon monoxide and fire detectors. Meet with our professionals today to get started on your installation.

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What Are the Most Common Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Your home’s carbon monoxide alarm is designed to alert you, and your family of an elevated amount of CO. Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas that can cause severe health issues and even death. Carbon monoxide alarms are required in most residential properties in Florida. Some of the most common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include the following:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Light-Headedness
  • Sleepiness
  • Fatigue or Weakness
  • Irregular Breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Confusion
  • Chest Pain

What Types of Smoke Detectors Are Available?

Mr. Electric of Lakeland provides homeowners throughout Lakeland and beyond with the best smoke detector installation and testing services. We can ensure your home is protected by installing or replacing your home’s smoke detectors. There are two main types of smoke detectors available. Learn more about the best options for your home, and then contact our team to schedule your installation. If you’re still unsure which one is right for your home, our team will be happy to recommend the right one. The two main types of smoke detectors include the following:

  • Ionization Smoke Detectors – An ionization smoke detector has a constant current between two electrodes. When smoke interrupts the current, it triggers the fire alarm. Ionization smoke detectors respond quickly to house fires and are relatively affordable. However, they are battery-operated, which will need to be replaced. Ionization smoke detectors cannot differentiate smoke from steam, which can lead to false alarms.
  • Photoelectric Smoke Detectors – Photoelectric smoke detectors trigger when smoke enters the unit and scatters the internal light. They provide better detection for smoldering fires than ionization smoke detectors. However, when the batteries on a photoelectric smoke detector die, it will not alert you.

Why Is My Smoke Detector Beeping?

There are numerous reasons why your smoke detector may be beeping. The most important thing to remember when your smoke detector begins going off is to ensure there is no fire in your home. Once you’ve confirmed your home is safe, you can begin inspecting the cause of the beeping. Some of the most common reasons for a smoke detector to start beeping include the following:

  • The Batteries Are Dying
  • The Smoke Detector Is Outdated or Expired
  • Your Smoke Detector Has Been Damaged
  • It was Triggered by Steam
  • Dust or Dirt Tripped the Sensor

Helpful Tips for Your Smoke Detector Installation

At Mr. Electric of Lakeland, we’re committed to helping to protect families throughout the area. Fire safety is something we take seriously, and so should you. Following these helpful tips will ensure that if there’s ever a fire in your home, you and your family will be alerted immediately. Early detection is the best way to reduce damage and save lives. Below are a few fire safety tips every homeowner should follow:

  • Place at least one smoke detector on every level of your home, including your basement.
  • Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors at least every six to twelve months to ensure they operate properly.
  • Don’t install your smoke detector near drafty doors or windows.
  • Never remove batteries to silence a false alarm.
  • Establish an emergency exit and meetup plan with your family.
  • Do not try to re-enter your home during a fire. Wait for firefighters to arrive.

Let Us Install Your Home’s Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector

Choose Mr. Electric of Lakeland to install your home’s new smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Our knowledgeable and experienced team of electricians is here to keep you safe. Proper maintenance and installation are critical. You can trust our team of electricians to install your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors properly. All our electrical services are backed by our Neighborly Done Right Promise. If you’re not satisfied with the quality of our work, contact us, and we’ll do our best to make it right. Speak with our professionals today to schedule your service.