Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Detection is the Key to Avoiding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Home Fires: The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that 2,100 people die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning in the United States each year. Thomas Edison Electric can install high quality carbon monoxide detectors in your home to warn your family when there is a health risk in your home. Unlike the smell or visual of smoke, the warning sign of carbon monoxide poisoning is feeling unwell: dizziness, headache, nausea, fatigue, confusion, shortness of breath. The team of professionals at Thomas Edison Electric will check out your appliances to make sure they are venting properly. They can install exhaust fans to vent outside.
Carbon monoxide is found in many household appliances including gas stoves, dryers, water heaters, and furnaces and gas or wood fireplaces. If items like these are in poorly ventilated areas, carbon monoxide can build up and be deadly.
Smoke detectors can keep your family safe in a fire, but only if you have enough of them and they are in good working order. There are two kinds of smoke alarms ' photoelectric and ionization. Thomas Edison Electric can install combination smoke detectors that have both types of sensors.
When fire strikes you may have less than one minute to safely get out of your home. Having working smoke detectors in your home can double your chances of survival in the case of a home fire. Home deaths have been halved since the early 1970s when smoke detectors were first marketed. Presently, 50% of the fire deaths that occur in the United States take place in the 5% of homes without smoke detectors. Thomas Edison Electric will make sure that your home has the correct number, placement and type of smoke detectors to safeguard your family.