Electrika is proud to provide our clients with installation and maintenance assistance with the most important aspect of our business: client safety. While many homes have smoke detectors, there are other dangers that can be easily defended against with proper detection devices. Some household chemicals, when they burn, do not emit any smoke at all, and would go undetected by an older, ill maintained smoke detector.
Carbon monoxide (also known as CO) is an invisible, tasteless, scentless gas that you could be exposed to at any time in your own home without knowing. That is why Electrika recommends having at least one CO detector in each bedroom in your home. We also recommend installing an alarm that not only gives an audible alarm, but a visual one as well, to ensure that the alarm is acknowledged and you can evacuate quickly and safely.
The most common source of CO gas is an improperly installed or damaged gas appliance, such as a gas powered range or oven, a damaged water heater, and other appliances that use natural gas in your home. As well, improper ventilation in your garage can allow CO gas to enter into your home, especially in the colder winter months when we all want to warm up our cars a short while before braving Montreal's icy roads.
Having a smoke detector and alarm is an extremely important addition to your family's safety. Electrika offers installation and maintenance on cutting edge smoke detection and alarm systems, including interconnected alarms.
In decades past, smoke detectors and alarms were individual units, each triggered when their alarm conditions were met. This meant that a fire could have already cut off any possibility of escape before the alarm nearest you went off, signalling a fire. With interconnected alarms, when one smoke detector and alarm is triggered, all the alarms in the network signal simultaneously, giving you the precious seconds you need to ensure you and your family can escape calmly and safely. Call us at any time to speak with one of our expert electricians.
We also offer a full carbon monoxide and smoke detection interconnected alarm system, which ties both detectors into one alarm network. It is important to note that most smoke and carbon monoxide detectors have an average lifespan of five (5) years, and that the battery should be replaced yearly. As well, we highly recommend testing all your alarm and detection systems at least monthly.