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Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector Installation in Riverside, CA

Protect Your Family Against Disasters You Can Avoid

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, 2,100 Americans die in this country from unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning every year. Carbon monoxide poisoning has grown to be the number one poisoning death cause in the United States. This odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas is an undetectable killer if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector in your home. However, you can easily prevent carbon monoxide poisoning if you install a carbon monoxide detector to protect your family and guests. Furthermore, the law stipulates homeowners must install smoke detectors inside their homes. You can safeguard everyone in your home against this type of domestic disaster by reaching out to Mr. Electric of Riverside to complete a carbon monoxide and smoke detector installation in Riverside, CA, and surrounding communities.

Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector Installation in Riverside, CA

Protect Your Family Against Disasters You Can Avoid

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  • While smoke will rise in the air inside your home, carbon monoxide diffuses throughout your home evenly. We strongly urge you to install standalone carbon monoxide detectors whenever you can at knee and chest height. Mr. Electric of Riverside recommends knee-height placement of CO detectors since your head is at about that level when you lie on your bed to sleep. Chest-height CO detector placement is an excellent idea if your home’s occupants include children or pets, making tampering with your detectors more of a risk. However, we insist on always installing combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on your ceilings to pick up a fire’s earliest smoke signs. CO and smoke detectors have reduced functionality if you hide them behind doors or curtains, so be sure to place them in open areas.

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What Are Household Sources of Carbon Monoxide?

Various appliances can be sources of carbon monoxide in a home, such as furnaces, water heaters, wood or gas fireplaces, gas ranges or stoves, and gas clothes dryers. Other CO gas-producing appliances and household staples include exhaust from cars, fuel-burning space heaters, and gas or charcoal grills. Operating any of the mentioned appliances and features in areas with poor ventilation or when their venting malfunctions can lead to a rapid carbon monoxide buildup. A closed woodstove flue or clogged chimney can also cause CO to back up inside your home. Mr. Electric of Riverside always puts safety first and has listed the following carbon monoxide poisoning prevention actions to use at home:

  • Install CO detectors to protect your home (At least one detector on each level and outside each bedroom).
  • Change the batteries in your CO detectors every six to 12 months.
  • Never run a device, generator, or vehicle’s fuel-fed motor inside your garage or home.
  • Always turn off your vehicle when you park it in your garage.
  • Look for the seal of approval from the American Gas Association or Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) whenever you purchase a gas appliance or piece of equipment.
  • Always bring in a licensed appliance professional to perform an annual gas appliance inspection.
  • Never use a flameless chemical heater in an enclosed or indoor space.
  • If one of your gas appliances malfunctions, always let a service expert repair it.
  • Always open the flue to your furnace or fireplace when burning a fire.
  • Never use a gas oven to heat your home.
  • Always operate a grill in an outdoor area with sufficient ventilation.
  • Use battery-operated heaters when you go camping.
  • Adjust all gas appliances properly and use an exhaust fan when appropriate.
  • Learn which sound your smoke detector makes and which your CO detector will emit.
  • If you cannot afford a CO detector, be sure to contact your local fire department. This organization has programs to help low-income households and the elderly purchase or acquire these devices and install them.
  • Do you have adequate protection against carbon monoxide poisoning in your home? If a CO leak occurs while you’re asleep due to a malfunctioning appliance, you won’t wake up to detect this poisonous gas yourself without installing a carbon monoxide detector. Additionally, carbon monoxide is lethal to families in a matter of minutes in many cases, depending on how much carbon monoxide is in the air inside your residence. Carbon monoxide detectors notice when carbon monoxide levels are elevated and will alert you when CO poisoning is a risk. You might not know what CO poisoning symptoms to watch for, so we’ve outlined them to help you stay safe. Sometimes, the symptoms are like having the flu but not having a fever. We urge you to review the following warning signs and seek help if you experience any of them:

    • Nausea
    • Sleepiness
    • Headache
    • Dizziness
    • Vomiting
    • Lightheadedness
    • Irregular breathing
    • Shortness of breath
    • Fatigue or weakness
    • Chest pain
    • Confusion
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation and Replacement

    Mr. Electric has completed thousands of Carbon Monoxide Detector installations to date. Your local Mr. Electric offers a portfolio of product solutions that touch every part of the Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation and Replacement process.

  • Smoke Detector Inspection

    Smoke detectors are only helpful if they’re well-maintained. Hundreds of house fire deaths occur each year because smoke detectors are not installed or working correctly. Protect yourself and your family from that risk. Contact Mr. Electric® to inspect these life-saving safety devices in your home.

  • Smoke Detector Installation and Replacement

    Your local Mr. Electric offers a portfolio of product solutions, including smoke detector installations and smoke detector replacements that touch every part of the smoke and fire safety process.

  • Smoke Detector Repair and Service

    Smoke detectors save lives, but only if they’re in proper working condition. Current codes require hardwired smoke detectors for new-construction homes. If you’re having trouble with a hardwired smoke detector system, Mr. Electric® will perform smoke detector repairs to keep your household safe.

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