Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector Repair and Installation
Brda Electric Can Help You Safeguard Your Home
As any homeowner knows, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are an essential part of keeping your home safe. Not only do they help alert you in the event of a fire, but they can also save your life in the event of a gas leak.
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors must be properly installed and maintained to ensure you and your family are protected.
Brda Electric is your trusted expert source in carbon monoxide and smoke detector repair and installation. Our certified technicians deliver efficient and reliable electrical services that put your and your family's safety first. We will ensure that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order to protect your home.
Missouri Smoke Detector Laws
Missouri smoke detector laws require that smoke alarms be in working order at all times. Monthly testing and yearly replacement of smoke detector batteries is a great way to ensure your detector is always ready to go.
Smoke detector installation is required in every bedroom and every level of your home, including outside each separate sleeping area and the basement. If a smoke detector is not working, it must be repaired or replaced as soon as possible for resident safety and to comply with Missouri law.
Many cities and towns also have their own smoke detector ordinances that may be more strict than state law. For example, the city of St. Louis requires that all smoke detectors be hard-wired into the electrical system and have a backup battery. Our smoke detector installers at Brda have deep knowledge about local and state laws to ensure your residence complies with necessary regulations.
Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can be deadly if inhaled in large quantities. Its presence in the home is often undetectable without the use of carbon monoxide detectors which is why they’re a crucial safety measure in your residence.
To safeguard your home, Brda electricians will perform carbon monoxide detector installation and repairs near potential sources of carbon monoxide.
Potential sources of carbon monoxide in your home:
- Car exhaust within attached garage
- Gas clothes dryer
- Charcoal grills
- Gas stove and oven
- Generators and gas-powered equipment
- Furnace and other fuel-burning appliances
- Space heaters
- Gas or wood fireplace
- Water heater
How to Know When Your Detector Needs Replacing
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are a critical part of any home safety plan, but they only work if they're in good condition and properly maintained. Be aware of the following signs to ensure your home is equipped with functioning and up-to-date safety measures.
- Yellowing in color, a tell-tale sign of an outdated smoke detector
- Goes off even when no fire or smoke is present
- Excessive and persistent chirping noises
- Unresponsive when testing
- Recalled models or faulty parts
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Installation occurred over 5-7 years ago
- Regular chirping every 30 seconds, indicating a need for replacement
- Tests improperly even with new batteries
The Benefits of Professional Repair and Installation
When it comes to protecting your home and family, you can never be too careful. While trying to save money by doing the work yourself may be tempting, it's always best to leave smoke and carbon monoxide detector repair and installation to the professionals.
Our experts at Brda have over a decade of experience to get the job done right and know how to use the equipment and tools necessary to do it safely. They can spot any potential problems and correct them before they cause any damage or harm. When you have our seasoned professionals on the job, you can rest easy knowing that your home and family are in the safest and most experienced hands possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are carbon monoxide detectors required in Missouri?
While Missouri does not currently have any laws in place requiring homeowners to install carbon monoxide detectors, some counties and municipalities do. We strongly recommend that all homes have at least one detector in their residence.
Because carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, it is impossible to detect without a carbon monoxide detector. This added safety measure can protect you and your loved ones from the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and is well worth the peace of mind.
Why do smoke detectors stop working?
There are a few reasons why smoke detectors may stop working. Your unit may have surpassed its lifespan, which is about 8-10 years on average. Your sensor might also become clogged with dust or other particles, preventing it from detecting fires or causing it to initiate false alarms. Even devices as durable as smoke detectors do not last forever and must be replaced when they are no longer functioning correctly.
How long do smoke detectors last?
Smoke detectors typically last 8-10 years.
How long do carbon monoxide detectors last?
Carbon monoxide detectors typically last 5-7 years.
There is no better choice than Brda’s trusted and certified professionals when it comes to equipping your home with reliable safety measures. Reach out today for a fast estimate on smoke and carbon monoxide alarm installation and repair.