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Smoke Detector Services in Riverview, FL

Ensure Your Smoke Detectors Work Properly

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are a part of our homes that we often take for granted. But the truth is carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is much more common than many believe. In fact, it's one of the top causes of poisoning in the United States, with over two thousand American deaths each year. CO is especially dangerous because it can't be detected with the naked eye. This gas has no color, taste, or smell, and victims often can't tell they've been affected until symptoms start to show. Thankfully, CO poisoning is preventable. At Mr. Electric of Riverview, we offer CO and smoke detectors to keep your family safe from poisoning and fire. Our experts can install new upgraded devices in homes and businesses in Riverview, Apollo Beach, and Sun City, FL.

Smoke Detector Services in Riverview, FL
Ensure Your Smoke Detectors Work Properly
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  • Yes! CO detectors are often the only indication that this harmful gas is seeping into your home. These devices set off an alarm at the first sign of CO, so you'll know right away there's danger. Carbon monoxide exposure can be fatal within minutes, so it's essential to react as soon as possible. Be sure to know these recognize these early symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure:

    • Dizziness
    • Confusion
    • Nausea
    • Chest pains
    • Headache
    • Shortness of breath
    • Vomiting
    • Fatigue
    • Weakness
    • Light-headedness
    • Irregular breathing
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Know the Common Sources of Carbon Monoxide

In addition to carbon monoxide installation, you can protect yourself from CO by getting familiar with the causes. When we think of a CO leak, we often imagine a faulty gas range or broken water heater. But CO can leak for any number of reasons and come from all kinds of household appliances. We recommend taking these steps to avoid carbon monoxide leaks in your home:

  • Remember to change the batteries in your detector once or twice a year
  • Never run a generator or fuel-fed motor in your home or garage
  • Know the difference between the sound of your smoke alarm and CO detector
  • Turn your car off as soon as it's parker
  • Use gas appliances with a seal of approval from Underwriters' Laboratories (UL) or the American Gas Association
  • Use battery-powered heaters on camping trips
  • Don't use a gas oven to heat your home
  • Only fire up grills in well-ventilated areas outdoors
  • Have gas appliances professionally inspected each year
  • Don't use flameless chemical heaters in closed-off spaces
  • Get repairs right away for broken gas appliances
  • Open the flue when your fireplace or furnace is in use
  • Ask your local fire department about CO detectors for low-income households
  • You shouldn't install a carbon monoxide detector just anywhere. Generally speaking, you should place your detector along the wall between knee and chest height. Gas spreads evenly throughout the home, and ideally, the detector should sound when the CO reaches the height at which you sleep. Sometimes, placing your CO detector here isn't the best idea. We realize many of our customers have children and pets prone to messing with switches and outlets, and in that case, it makes more sense to install a carbon monoxide detector at chest height. Some homeowners even choose combination smoke-and-carbon-monoxide detectors installed at ceiling height. While there are a few different "correct" places to put a detector, you should never install one behind curtains or in hidden areas that may inhibit the device's ability to sense trouble.

  • 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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