Smoke Detector Problems & How to Fix Them
Jul 15, 2021Read more
Mr. Electric offers 24 Hour emergency smoke detector installation, repair and replacement in Atlanta, Roswell, Marietta, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and all surrounding areas in Atlanta. Over a million fire related incidences occur in the U.S. every year, resulting in billions of dollars’ worth of damage. While no one wants to imagine that such a terrifying and destructive experience could occur in their own life, it’s always important to prepare for the possibility. Having dependable, quality smoke detectors is one of the best ways to keep yourself and your loved ones safe should a fire ever occur. Fires are started for a wide range of reasons, from cooking accidents in the kitchen, to electrical fires caused by faulty wiring, to uncontrolled wildfires spreading into suburban areas. Having a reliable smoke detector installed in your home or business can immediately alert occupants that an emergency is occurring, so you can take precautions and get out of the building safely. Unfortunately, many home and business owners neglect to check their smoke detectors and are unknowingly putting their lives at risk. At Mr. Electric, we care deeply about the safety and wellbeing of our local communities. That’s why we offer professional smoke detector installation, smoke detector repair and smoke detector replacement in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Dunwoody, Roswell and other nearby Metro Atlanta area neighborhoods. Contact our office to find out more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed and insured electricians.
Knowing whether your smoke detector is functioning properly is the first step. Wrongly assuming your current smoke detectors work without checking to be sure could cause you to risk everything. Periodically check your detectors to be sure they are working correctly. Most detectors have a test button built in, pressing the test button should sound the alarm and let you know that the battery and electrical wiring is functioning. Keep in mind that just because the alarm has power doesn’t mean that all components are working at their best. You may want to safely test the sensitivity of the detector with a candle flame. Gently place the candle flame within a few inches of the detector to see if the alarm sounds, blow out the candle and allow the smoke to form around the device. If it doesn’t work properly, get professional help right away.
If you have a damaged, nonfunctional or overly sensitive smoke detector, the expert electricians at Mr. Electric are here to help. Our licensed and insured electricians are experts at diagnosing and repairing not just the device itself but also any wiring problems that may be causing the issue. It’s important to hire an experienced professional anytime you electrical wiring is involved, as the risk of electrocution and personal injury is high. Our team will come to your home or business with all the tools and equipment necessary to thoroughly inspect and repair all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on the property quickly and for an affordable price.
Are you building a new home or wanting to upgrade to a better detector? Are you expanding your property or wish to have more units installed in your home for better protection? The experts at Mr. Electric also provide smoke detector installation for local Atlanta area home and business owners.
Our Atlanta, Georgia professionals are ready to help keep your assets and loved ones safe from fires. If you’re interested in smoke detector repair, smoke detector replacement or a new installation, call our office today and schedule your next appointment.