Smoke Detector Problems & How to Fix Them
Jul 15, 2021Read more
According to a report published in the Journal of American Medical Association, more than 2000 people are believed to die from Carbon monoxide poisoning each year, and Carbon monoxide which is characterized by an odorless, tasteless and colorless appearance has remained the number one cause of poisoning deaths in the country. By law, every homeowner must install smoke detectors, because they help prevent fire disasters and carbon monoxide poisoning. Contact electrician in Marietta from Mr. Electric of Atlanta for carbon monoxide detector installation in Marietta, if you or your entire household, are susceptible to carbon monoxide poison.
Symptoms and sources of Carbon monoxide poisoning
Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause death even before most people notice the symptoms. The initial symptoms can make you feel like you are suffering from flu, these include; headaches, dizziness, nausea, lightheadedness, Fatigue, sleepiness, vomiting, irregular breathing, chest pain, shortness of breath, and confusion. It is important that you contact Mr. Electric of Atlanta for carbon monoxide detector installation in Marietta if you suspect you might be inhaling the chemical substance.
Carbon monoxide can be generated from several home appliances, these include the water heaters, fireplaces, clothe dryers, furnaces, and stoves. Fuel-burning heaters in homes and the exhaust from cars, clogged chimney, and charcoal grills can also generate carbon monoxide. Inhaling as little as 0.5% of toxic carbon monoxide in the atmosphere can cause serious poisoning. Contact Mr. Electric of Atlanta if you have any of these carbon monoxide generators in your home, for smoke detector installation in Marietta.
Prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning in your home or office
The most effective way to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning is to get a smoke detector installation in Marietta. If you are unsure about how to go about this, please contact Mr. Electric of Atlanta for a Carbon monoxide inspection, before a smoke detector installation is performed. Make sure you change the battery in a smoke detector once every 6 months, at least. Make sure you check your gas appliances checked at least once every year, and do not make use of flameless chemical substances indoors. In addition to smoke detector installation, you must schedule maintenance repair for your gas appliances, furnace, and water heater, on regular basis. Make sure the flue is opened when enjoying the warmth of the fire in your home’s fireplace.
Never run a power generator indoors, and make use of grills outdoors, in a well-ventilated area. Make sure you conduct smoke inspection even after installing a smoke detector in your home. Smoke detection helps to complement the job of a smoke detector.
What is the kind of smoke detectors available
Mr. Electric of Atlanta can provide installation services for carbon monoxide detectors that come in two different forms, these are; Ionization Carbon monoxide detector, and Photoelectric detector. Ionization detectors rely on two electrodes where current runs through and it triggers an alarm once smoke enters the circuit. Photoelectric detectors normally respond to a reduction in the light reaching the internal photocell especially when the smoke has entered the unit.
Please contact Mr. Electric of Atlanta for 100% reliable carbon monoxide inspection, and installation of smoke detectors in your home or office.