It seems like every week we see a new tragic tale on the news of a family losing a loved one because of a fire in the home. These fires can start for a number of different reasons and sometimes it is almost impossible to prevent against every accident, but you can do something to give your family a chance to escape a burning home with their lives. An electrician in Fort Lauderdale, like those at Elcon Electric, can help add several seconds, if not minutes to your family’s escape time.
Smoke detectors are an absolute must in every home. Having several detectors is even better. It is recommended every home have at least one smoke detector located on each level of the home. As you probably realize, the standard smoke detectors are typically powered by batteries. If you have not been vigilant in replacing the batteries every 6 months, there is a good chance your home is not protected. A Fort Lauderdale electrician can help eliminate this problem by installing hard-wired smoke detectors. This particular type of detector is wired directly into your home’s main source of power. This means as long as your home has power, the smoke detectors will be functioning.
That isn’t the only reason you should consider having these devices installed in your home. With the hard-wired variety, they are all interconnected. When one detector goes off, they all alert. If your family is sleeping down the hall or upstairs and a fire starts in the kitchen, you won’t have to worry about hearing the smoke detector in the kitchen if you have one installed near the bedroom area. This adds minutes to your escape time and may even be able to save your home by giving you an early warning. Don’t delay in protecting your family and home; give Elcon Electric a call today.