Smoke Detectors

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors save lives

No other device in your home serves the life saving functions of a smoke and carbon monoxide detector. Because of this important role, experts recommend having installed by the kind of professional, licensed electrician you get when calling Boulden Brothers Electric.

A matter of life and death

Carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the most common reasons for death by accidental poisoning, according to The Journal of the American Medial Association. Carbon monoxide builds up when gas flames in your furnace aren’t allowed to vent from your home. Because it’s colorless, tasteless and odorless, carbon monoxide is a silent killer. While a smoke detector senses smoke which you might otherwise smell, a CO detector alerts you in time to take action.

How sure are you about your smoke detector?

Because of their life-saving benefits, smoke detectors are now required in homes. But, how many do you need? Where should they be installed? Are battery-powered ones sufficient? Any smoke detector is better than none. But, getting enough, installed properly helps protect your family against disaster. Boulden Brothers professional electricians are specially trained in the effective installation of smoke detectors and can wire them into your home’s electrical system to prolong their life—and yours.

Smoke detectors don’t last forever

Just because you have smoke detectors, don’t be sure they’re effective, either. Smoke detectors have a useful life of about 10 years. The sensors that detect smoke degrade over time starting at about five years. If yours is older, call Boulden Brothers today to schedule a replacement.