Your family and home are two of the most valuable items in your life, which is why having hardwired smoke detectors is so important. In the event of an emergency, you rely on these smoke detectors to warn you and your loved ones of impending danger. Still, many homeowners throughout Maryland have yet to invest in these life-saving devices.
Smoke Detectors by the Numbers – They Save Lives
According to a 2004-2005 Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC’s) survey, 96-97% of U.S. households have at least one smoke detector. However, only 52% of smoke detectors sounded during home fires between 2007 and 2011. The problem: not many people know that the maximum life of any reliable smoke detector is 10 years, according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). When was the last time you tested your smoke detectors?
According to the NFPA, “The death rate in fires with working smoke alarms (0.52 per 100 fires) was less than half (56% lower) than the risk of death from fires that did not have working smoke alarms (1.18 deaths per 100 fires), either because no smoke alarm was present or an alarm was present but did not operate.”
What Are Hardwired Smoke Detectors?
Unlike battery-operated alarms, Hardwired Smoke Detectors run on your home’s electrical system, and have battery backups that operate in the event of a power outage. This simple fail-safe ensures that your smoke detectors are in perfect working order when you need them most. But perhaps best of all, because they are hardwired, when one smoke detector goes off, they all go off.
Modern units are available that announce whether CO (carbon monoxide) or smoke has been detected, rather than just beeping when either hazard is identified.
Professional Installation of Hardwired Smoke Detectors throughout Maryland
TriStar Electric has been installing hardwired smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors throughout Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia for years. All of the work we perform is done carefully and professionally, and we thoroughly test each smoke detector before we leave your home.
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We will visit your home, inspect of your current smoke detectors, and provide our recommendations for upgrading your current system. If you have the older models, they can be easily retrofitted with equipment that allows them to connect to the newer models.
If you have any questions about Hardwired Smoke Detectors in Maryland, please contact TriStar Electric by calling 410-799-5791 or 301-384-8880. We love welcoming new clients and are happy to answer any questions regarding electrical work!
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