27 Oct Smoke Detector Maintenance
Mister Sparky Electrician Kansas City honors Fire Protection week in October! Mister Sparky Electrician Kansas City has been on a mission to educate the public on fire safety, including the proper use of smoke detectors, as well as smoke detector maintenance.
Your First Line of Defense
Your first line of defense for fire safety is taking proper precautions to avoid a fire in the first place. The top three causes of house fires include faulty electrical, whether that be faulty wiring in the home or poor use of plugs and extension cords. At Mister Sparky Electrician Kansas City, we offer home electrical inspections to ensure that the wiring in your house is up to code—it’s an inspection that can protect your family from potential house fire issues.
It’s also very important that you adhere to proper electrical safety. Running electrical wires under rugs and heavy furniture as well as overloading plugs can be a major fire hazard. Take a look at your electrical appliance cords. Are they loose? Frayed? Any of these issues can result in a house fire.
If a house fire begins, your smoke detectors can mean the difference between life and death. Properly maintained smoke detectors will sound the moment smoke is detected in your home – giving you an instant head’s up to exit the home.
Because of the invaluable service smoke detectors provide, it is necessary that they are in optimal running condition. For this reason, it’s important that you replace the batteries in your detectors at least once a year. Also, smoke detectors should be replaced every ten years.
To determine how old a smoke detector is, remove the smoke detector from the wall and look at the back of the unit for date of manufacture. The manufacture date determines how old a smoke detector is. So if yours is ten years old or older, it’s time to replace your smoke detector!
Mister Sparky Electrician Kansas City can inspect, test and install smoke detectors in your home, as well as perform home electrical inspections to make sure that your home is safe and up to code on all electrical wiring. So give us a call, we would be happy to ensure that your home is safe, and free of any existing or potential electrical problems!