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Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector Installations in Tulsa, OK

We Can Protect Your Family From Preventable Disasters

Everyone wants to protect their family, but there are some preventable disasters that you may not realize are so potentially dangerous. Mr. Electric of Tulsa offers professional carbon monoxide and smoke detector installation services for homeowners in Tulsa, OK. More than 2,000 Americans die every year from unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, which could all be avoided with some preventative measures. Carbon monoxide poisoning is now the leading cause of poisoning deaths in the United States. Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, making it undetectable to humans without a carbon monoxide detector. Prevent these potential disasters with professional carbon monoxide installation services from our licensed and insured electricians. Learn more and get in touch with us today to request an estimate.

Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector Installations in Tulsa, OK

We Can Protect Your Family From Preventable Disasters

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  • Carbon monoxide diffuses evenly while smoke rises in the air inside your home. Standalone carbon monoxide detectors should be installed at knee and chest height whenever possible. Mr. Electric of Tulsa recommends having smoke detectors installed at knee level because that’s approximately where your head is while sleeping. However, we also recommend placing CO detectors at chest level if you have small children or pets who may tamper with them. Our team also installs combination smoke and carbon detectors at ceiling height so they will detect smoke from a fire at the early stages. Do not hide your CO or smoke detectors behind doors or curtains because they may not operate as well as they will in open areas.

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Where Does Carbon Monoxide Come From?

Carbon monoxide can originate 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 gas or charcoal grills, exhaust from vehicles, and fuel-burning space heaters. Using these appliances in a poorly ventilated area or when those appliances have venting malfunctions can cause a rapid buildup of carbon monoxide. CO can also back up into your home if you have a clogged chimney or a closed woodstove flue. The team at Mr. Electric of Tulsa recommends the following actions to best avoid carbon monoxide poisoning in your home:

  • Install carbon monoxide detectors in your home with a minimum of one sensor on each floor and outside each bedroom.
  • Change the batteries in your CO detector every six to 12 months.
  • Never run a generator, vehicle, or device containing a fuel-fed motor inside your home or garage.
  • Check for the Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) or American Gas Association seal of approval when buying gas equipment or appliances.
  • Always turn off any vehicles parked in your garage.
  • Never use flameless chemical heaters indoors or in enclosed spaces.
  • Have a licensed appliance professional from Mr. Electric of Tulsa inspect your gas appliances annually.
  • Always have service experts repair your malfunctioning gas appliances.
  • Never heat your home with a gas oven.
  • Always open your flue if burning a fire in your fireplace or furnace.
  • Use battery-operated heaters when camping.
  • Only operate grills in well-ventilated outdoor areas.
  • Understand which sound your CO detector makes compared to that of your smoke detector.
  • Adjust all your gas appliances properly and use an exhaust fan when appropriate.
  • Contact the fire department if you cannot afford a CO detector, as there are programs in place to help low-income families and the elderly.
  • Do you know if your home has protection from carbon monoxide poisoning? Unfortunately, many homeowners have not woken up when a CO leak occurred from a malfunctioning appliance while they were asleep. Carbon monoxide can be lethal in just minutes, depending on the levels in your home’s air. A carbon monoxide detector will detect elevated levels of CO and alert you if you’re at risk of becoming poisoned. Many people are not aware of the symptoms of CO poisoning, so we have listed them below for your benefit. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to having the flu without having a fever. Be alert for the following symptoms of CO poisoning:

    • Nausea
    • Headache
    • Sleepiness
    • Dizziness
    • Vomiting
    • Lightheadedness
    • Fatigue or weakness
    • Irregular breathing
    • Shortness of breath
    • Confusion
    • Chest pain
  • 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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