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How Many Smoke Detectors Do I Need In My House?

April 23, 2024 | Blog

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to thick clouds of black smoke filling up your bedroom. Sheer panic shocks your body awake, propelling you up and out of your bed as you bound toward the nearest window for fresh air.

Here at Arnold Electrical Services, we’re dedicated to protecting you from this nightmarish scenario. Our staff members are licensed and professionally trained for everything from repairs to whole-home backup generator installations and smoke detector services. Fire and electrical safety are two areas that are often overlooked by homeowners, but with our team, you can rest assured we’ve got your back 24/7.

Why Should A Professional Install Smoke Detectors?

Wondering why you should hire a professional to install your new smoke detector?

Setting up your smoke detector should be a priority, yet it’s also vital that you have a trusted technician’s expertise. Hiring an expert to install your smoke detector creates a safety net for you and your family and reduces the risk of your device malfunctioning.

Properly installing this device takes electrical knowledge that the average homeowner probably doesn’t have. Smoke detectors are warning systems that protect your well-being and can save you lots of money when it comes to avoiding fire damage in your home. They can also help you save on insurance costs if a fire breaks out.

Larger Homes Need More Smoke Detectors

Did you know that the square footage of your home affects how many smoke detectors you need?

The general consensus among fire safety experts is that there should be a smoke detector on every level of your house, as well as individual rooms. The average three-story, three-bedroom home has six smoke detectors, one on each level, as well as one in each room.

Your devices shouldn’t be installed near your vents or appliances such as your stove, which emit heat and smoke frequently. Smoke detectors also shouldn’t be set up near windows since this can affect how quickly your device identifies unhealthy levels of smoke in your house.

You Can Trust Our Electricians

Here at Arnold Electrical Services, we’re proud of the skill and intentionality our technicians bring to the table every time they walk through your doors.

Between stellar customer service and effective electrical repairs, you can rely on our team to be efficient and effective in everything we do. We can replace faulty lighting with ease and leave you with helpful tips and tricks on how to maintain your electrical appliances and get the most out of them.

For Efficient Electric Installation — Contact Arnold Electrical Services Today!

Don’t wait to ensure your peace of mind when it comes to fire safety. Scheduling a smoke detector installation appointment is essential for keeping your home safe and gaining peace of mind.

At Arnold Electrical Services, we’re devoted to your safety whether it be through wiring repairs, residential lighting tune-ups or smoke detector services. Busy schedules can make staying on top of electrical issues difficult, but with our team, you can rely on regular maintenance appointments and inspections.

Our technicians are transparent and friendly, providing you with the care you deserve every time we walk into your home for an appointment. Don’t wait to connect with us online or over the phone to set up your smoke detector today!

Why Choose Arnold Electrical?

Reliable Service
We believe in providing premium electrical services, all backed by our 5 year parts and labor warranty
Upfront Flat Rate Pricing
Emergency calls and regular service calls are performed on a flat rate. No surprises!
Quality Products
Safety is our mission. We only purchase the highest quality materials from trusted suppliers.

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First time using Arnold. Derek arrived early (after confirming it was ok) and was very professional. He fixed the problem and offered some recommendations. I appreciated that he wore a mask. Would definitely recommend this company.

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