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Residential Smoke DetectorsLifetime Warranty on Everything We Do!
Residential Smoke DetectorsLifetime Warranty on Everything We Do!

Smoke Detector Installation & Replacement Services Katy, TX

Don’t risk your family’s safety with faulty or malfunctioning smoke detectors.

A smoke detector system is your family’s best defense against fires in your home or business. A functioning smoke detector system includes both interlocked smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors (if applicable) in the right locations, so they can adequately alert your family when it’s time to evacuate your home. We are a family-owned business and we guarantee 100% satisfaction.

Electric City is the only company that will warranty your smoke and carbon detectors for 10 FULL YEARS!  Call us now, so you don’t have to worry about failing smoke detectors ever again

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Importance of Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors might be the most important devices in your home or business. These small units are responsible for alerting your family or employees to a fire so you can evacuate the property quickly and safely. To ensure these devices work when you need them most, it’s important to follow these steps:

Check all smoke detectors monthly

Make sure you have enough detectors around your property

Install detectors in all bedrooms and right outside all sleeping areas including hallways

Place detectors on each floor of your home

Install monitors that are interlocked, so if one alarm sounds they all do, ensuring they can be heard throughout the house

Be careful about placing one near the kitchen, as it could result in false alarms when cooking

If anyone in your household has hearing issues, install units that have strobe lights to alert of a fire

Electric City will make sure to correctly install your smoke alarms and check on their functionality

Signs Your Smoke Detector Needs to Be Replaced

Are your smoke detectors still chirping, even after you replace the batteries? Do they go into full alarm at random times? Are your smoke alarms over 10 years old? It’s crucial to be aware of when they need to be replaced to ensure you have fully functioning detectors in your home or business at all times.

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends replacing your smoke detectors every 10 years.

If your detectors are older than 10 years, they should be replaced as soon as possible. If you don’t know the age of the smoke detectors in your home, have Electric City inspect them or replace them to ensure they are functioning properly and your peace of mind.

If your smoke detectors are going off for no reason, there could be an issue with the sensors. If you get false alarms, you should have Electric City inspect the detectors to determine if they are faulty and need to be replaced.

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How to Test Your Smoke Detectors

To ensure the smoke detectors in your home or business are functioning properly it’s important to test them often. To complete these tests correctly, follow these steps:

First, tell everyone in the household that you are performing a test on the smoke detectors

Have someone in your family position themselves at a point in the house farthest away from the smoke detector to ensure it can be heard from all areas of the house. If the alarm is quiet in any area of the house, you may need to install more detectors

Press the test button on the detector and listen for the high-pitched alarm. If the alarm is weak, you should replace the batteries. Also, remove any dust or debris from the detector

If it’s been more than six months since you replaced the batteries—even if the alarm is loud—you should install new batteries during the test

Do I Need a Carbon Monoxide Detector?

It is strongly recommended you have at least one carbon monoxide detector for all occupied homes that have natural gas or propane. It is especially important for homes with generators, either standby or portable, to install carbon monoxide detectors to help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Because carbon monoxide is slightly heavier than air and also because it may be found with warm, rising air, detectors should be placed on a wall about 5 feet above the floor. The detector may be placed on the ceiling. Do not place the detector right next to or over a fireplace or flame-producing appliance. Keep the detector out of the way of pets and children. Each floor needs a separate detector. If you are getting a single carbon monoxide detector, place it near the sleeping area and make certain the alarm is loud enough to wake you up.

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Call Electric City Today

Keep your family safe by ensuring your smoke detectors are fully functioning with the help of professionals. Call Electric City at 832-724-1781 for 24-hour services in Katy, TX.