Smoke detectors play a critical role in keeping our families and homes safe from fire and smoke poisoning. We often forget to take care of our smoke detectors by routinely changing the batteries and making sure they’re working properly.
However, it’s important not to wait until it’s too late to check your smoke detectors as waiting can be the fine line between a life and death situation. Depending on the type of system you have in your home, battery-operated or wired, you should be checking your detectors routinely. And if you don’t, chances are you’ll be in the fool category well past April.
Only Fools Ignore Smoke Detector Upkeep
Although April Fools' Day has already passed, if you haven’t checked your smoke detectors in a while, you might still be a fool. Smoke detectors keep us safe and alert us when danger is near.
Although we don’t really think much about them (not until they’re beeping like crazy when you forgot to turn the stove vent on) they are extremely important to our health.
A few of the reasons it’s important to have working smoke detectors in your home include:
- Prevent smoke inhalation: Oftentimes, many people are injured or unfortunately die in house fires not necessarily from the fire itself but from the inhalation of smoke.
- Early fire detection: If you are sleeping or in a different room, you may be unaware that a fire has started in your home. A smoke detector will alert you right away so you and your family can quickly get to safety.
- Insurance discounts: Most homeowners insurance plans will give you some kind of discount if you have smoke detectors installed throughout the home.
The Importance of Being Safe with Electricity
Electrical safety is very important in any setting. Although we use electricity daily, there is always a risk associated with using it, especially if not used correctly. If damaged or misused, serious shock and burn injuries can occur. When dealing with electrical projects, you should never attempt a DIY project.
Professional electricians are the best people for the job as they are properly trained in electrical safety and are knowledgeable about what not to do. While changing the battery on your smoke detector is simple, if you have a system that’s wired directly into your home, you want to be sure you get an expert to help for replacement or repair.
Choosing Your Reliable Tradesmen
As stated above, it is always advised to contact a professional electrician when dealing with anything electricity related. The main hazards associated with electricity are shocks and burns, and of course, the risk of fire.
Have you ever attempted a DIY electrical project that didn’t go as planned? What were some of the mistakes you made and what lessons would you say you learned?
Next time you have a problem with an electrical system, don’t hesitate to give your reliable electricians here at Trustworthy Electric a call at (334) 215-1782 and we’ll be glad to assist in all of your electrical endeavors!