Whether you’re an elderly homeowner or a safety-conscious parent, the safety of your home and family is of utmost importance. Smoke Detector Services is here to provide you with comprehensive carbon monoxide and smoke alarm maintenance services in the greater St. Louis Metropolitan area, including St. Louis, Franklin, Jefferson, and St. Charles counties.
Importance of Regularly Maintaining Combined Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors for Home Fire Safety
Combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are critical components of your home's fire safety plan. They work around the clock to detect any potential danger, but it's essential to ensure that they are in good working order. Smoke alarms have a lifespan of 10 years, and after that, they can become less effective. Carbon monoxide detectors also have a limited lifespan and need to be replaced every 10 years - once expired they become ineffective at detecting CO. It's essential to replace these alarms regularly to keep your home and family safe.
Testing Your Smoke Alarm
Testing your smoke alarms regularly is one of the best ways to ensure that they are in good working order and can protect you and your family in case of a fire. Smoke Detector Services recommends testing your smoke alarms at least once a month by pressing the test button. If you have trouble reaching your smoke alarms, or if you have any concerns about your smoke alarm's functionality, call Smoke Detector Services to schedule an inspection.
Here are some best practices for testing your smoke alarms
Test each smoke alarm in your home at least once a month.
Use the test button on your smoke alarm to simulate a fire and ensure it's working properly.
If your smoke alarm uses replaceable batteries, replace them at least once a year or when the low-battery alert sounds.
Know that the light only indicates power to the detector and not the ability to effectively detect smoke or CO.
If your smoke alarm is hard-wired or uses a long-lasting battery, replace the entire smoke alarm unit after 10 years.
Consider installing interconnected smoke alarms in your home, so that if one alarm goes off, they all do.
Our Comprehensive Services
At Smoke Detector Services, we offer a range of carbon monoxide and smoke alarm services, including installation, replacement, and maintenance. Our expert technicians are trained to handle all types of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers. We provide a thorough inspection of your alarms to ensure that they are in good working order and replace any outdated or malfunctioning devices. We also offer a complete installation service, ensuring that your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are properly located and installed to maximize their effectiveness.
Don't take any chances with your home's fire safety. Call Smoke Detector Services today to schedule a combined carbon monoxide and smoke alarm inspection or learn more about our installation, replacement, and maintenance services.