Tips for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detection in Las Vegas- Maintenance & Tips

Smoke and carbon monoxide detection is invaluable, protecting you from home fires or exposure to deadly gasses. However, you need to make sure they are working at their best or else your home will become a huge safety hazard. Though the National Fire Protection Association reports that 96% of homes in the United States have working smoke detectors, thousands of people in the United States still die due to house fires and an additional hundreds die each year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Letting smoke detectors go unattended for a significant period of time can result in serious consequences. Imagine sleeping in your home in the middle of the night as a fire catches on. If your smoke detector isn’t working up to par, you may not have an alarm to awake you from slumber, putting your life in serious danger. Life in your home without a working carbon monoxide detector can be even more threatening, especially when carbon monoxide is odorless and can permeate throughout your home without you even knowing. You should not just assume smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are ready for the fall and winter. Instead, be proactive for the sake of your safety and the safety of your entire family.

Ellipsis Technical Solutions Can Help You

Fortunately, if you are not feeling too confident about your home’s electrical safety this season, allow us to help you. Your safety is the top goal of all our electrical services, and our work on smoke and carbon monoxide detection is no exception. We will give your detectors a close look to determine if there are any areas in need of improvement. We can educate you on how to ensure your home is 100% safe this year so you can enjoy this season without worrying when the next electrical emergency will break out. More than half of house fires are reported in the United States are due to a home not being equipped with reliable smoke detection, so keep your home from becoming another statistic by giving us a quick call.

How Can You Maintain Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detection?

In addition to our services, please follow these 8 helpful maintenance tips with your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors so they continue to work during the colder months:

  1. Invest in Battery Back-Ups: Battery back-ups can prove to be a huge lifesaver and should be a must for your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. You can back-up hard-wired into the detectors, which will provide additional power if the current set of batteries dies out unexpectedly.
  2. Do Not Use Generators Indoors: Absolutely under no circumstance should you use a generator indoors, although you may be unsurprised when learning how homeowners will try to get away with it. Generators risk leaking smoke or carbon monoxide when they malfunction, which even if you have working detectors, will cause a problem quickly.
  3. Be Careful Cooking: You may plan on cooking plenty of warm, hearty meals this fall and winter, but you need to follow a few safety precautions. Do not use your oven for heating and instead only use for cooking. You should also not barbecue inside your garage or bring a charcoal grill inside the home.
  4. Read Manufacturer’s Guide: The manufacturer’s guide will be one of your greatest resources as it can provide info on how detectors work, when you should replace batteries, and what to do when a detector malfunctions.
  5. Replace Old Detectors: Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years and carbon monoxide detectors should be replaced every 5 to 7 years. Though they can continue to work beyond either point, replacing them will ensure they continue to work at their best and lower your spending on electrical repair.
  6. Call Ellipsis Technical Solutions for Annual Maintenance: Please call us once a year for annual maintenance to ensure smoke and carbon monoxide detection has been given the thumbs up from an experienced professional. We are trained and will make any necessary repair or replacement to ensure your comfort year round.