More than one-third of all fire-related deaths in homes occur because there were no smoke detectors present, and another fourth of all deaths are due to smoke detectors not functioning properly. You clearly cannot underestimate the importance of having reliable smoke detectors in your home, and Streb Electric can help you protect your family with an affordable, reliable smoke detector system.
How Often Should I Change My Smoke Detector?
Smoke detectors should be replaced once every 8 to 10 years or sooner if there is any indication that the smoke detector is not working properly. If you are in need of new smoke detectors or aren’t sure if yours are functioning correctly, contact Streb Electric for assistance.
What Types of Smoke Detectors Are There?
There are two main types of smoke detectors:
– Battery-operated smoke detectors are individual units that go off independently in the presence of smoke. These types of smoke detectors require battery changes at least once every 6 months for regular style batteries, or up to 10 years for lithium style batteries.
– Wired smoke detectors are connected units that will go off in unison when any one of the detectors is triggered. This alerts the whole house to the presence of a fire for improved safety. Battery backups are included in wired smoke detectors to ensure that they remain operational if the power goes out.
How Much Do Wired Smoke Detectors Cost?
Wired smoke detectors must be installed by a professional electrician for best results, and the price will vary based upon the size and layout of your home. Streb Electric offers affordable smoke detector installation service in parts of Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga Counties and can provide you with a quote on the cost of a wired system.