Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspections in Atlanta
You probably have a smoke and carbon monoxide detector, but you may be wondering if they are still operational, especially if you don’t carry out regular inspections. It is impossible to overstate the importance of getting regular inspections on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Regular inspections will help ensure no harm befalls you or your family due to a gas leak or fire.
Do you need a smoke or carbon monoxide detector inspection in Atlanta? Contact R.S. Andrews now for service!
Why Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspections Are Important
While it may be easy to physically notice the presence of smoke in your house, carbon monoxide is extremely difficult to distinguish without a CO detector.
Carbon Monoxide Is Hard to Detect
As a reminder, carbon monoxide is a tasteless, colorless, odorless, and extremely toxic gas. Because it’s a toxic, odorless, and initially a non-irritating gas, you usually cannot note its presence in your house until it results in carbon monoxide poisoning. Poisoning occurs after you inhale sufficient amounts of CO—enough to interfere with breathing. With carbon monoxide being a lethal gas mostly due to its discreteness, the best action to take for you and your family is to install a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm.
Inspections Can Help Uncover the Source of a Leak
Smoke and carbon monoxide detector inspections are also important since the inspector can easily help you unearth potential causes of carbon monoxide leaks. When organic matter fails to burn completely due to a lack of oxygen, carbon monoxide is produced. If there is sufficient oxygen then the CO is converted to carbon dioxide which is not as harmful to humans. Carbon monoxide in the domestic setting is produced by old motor vehicles, heaters, and cooking equipment while gasoline powered tools are likely to produce the gas in an industrial center. You may not have this information, but a qualified inspector will not only install and check the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms but can also show you potential leaking points.
You Can Ensure Your Property Is Code Compliant
An inspection also ensures that your property is in compliance with your local regulations concerning the installation and maintenance of smoke sensors and carbon monoxide detectors. If you have an older home then it is more likely that it has fewer than required smoke alarms or CO detectors, as it was built before the requirements were increased. The failure to adhere to these new standards can cause serious consequences. These smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should essentially be set in all rooms—including the basement and the attic.
Schedule an Inspection in the Atlanta Area
R.S. Andrews offers excellent carbon monoxide protector and smoke detector inspections in the Atlanta region. Whether you are moving to a new house or you seek to eliminate the risks of living without these CO detectors and smoke alarms in your current house, we are the company to call.
Contact us at 770-913-6412 now!