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Smoke Detectors & CO Detectors

Your family and home are two of the most valuable items in your life, that is why having a hardwired smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector is so important. These detectors run on your home’s electrical system, and have battery backups that operate in the event the electricity is not working.

Today’s building codes require smoke detectors be placed in every bedroom of a house, and there must be at least one smoke detector on each level. The smoke detectors are all hardwired to the same system, so when one goes off, they all go off. This feature gives you and your family additional time to get out of the house when smoke or CO is detected.

TriStar has been installing hardwired smoke detectors and CO detectors throughout Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia for many years. We will visit your home and provide a thorough inspection of your smoke detectors. This is especially important because the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) has stated that the maximum life of any reliable smoke detector is 10 years.

If you have the older models, they can be easily retrofitted with equipment that allows them to connect to the newer models. This way, when one detector goes off, all of them will sound an alarm. If the wire cannot be successfully fished over ceilings and down walls, we offer radio frequency transmitters that connect them together. Modern units are available that announce whether CO or smoke has been detected, rather than just beeping when either hazard is identified. This makes the alarm even more beneficial in case of an emergency situation.

If you are interested in having CO or smoke detectors installed, TriStar can take care of this project. We are familiar with this type of detector, and we make sure they are properly installed, and tested, before we leave your home. All of the work we perform is done carefully and professionally.

Protecting your home with smoke detectors and CO detectors is important, but it should not be a stressful experience. Our electricians can provide you with a proposal that ensures your home and family are protected, while staying within your budget. Today’s smoke detectors are much more sensitive than first- or second-generation detectors, and the added carbon monoxide detection provides another layer of protection.

When a fire starts in your house, or carbon monoxide is detected, seconds count. Do not trust your family and home to outdated smoke detectors that could fail at the wrong time. At TriStar, we will educate you about the newest detectors and recommend the best setup for your home.

Trust your family’s protection to a group of professionals who care. Contact TriStar today at 410-799-5791 or 301-384-8880.

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