Aren't we preparing a potential recipe for disaster when we do this to the smoke detectors?
The National Fire Protect Association (NFPA) revealed that even though 90% of the homes in Atlanta boast of having at least one smoke detector, 2/3rd of all fire incidents are reported from these homes. One of the major reasons why they fail to raise an alarm is because the batteries are never replaced.
We have all grown up hearing the adage 'an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure', but we very often choose to ignore it. A little bit of maintenance for our smoke detector could help us save our valuable belongings and the invaluable lives of our family members. Just hiring the electricians in Atlanta to install a smoke detector in your home is not enough. Regular maintenance and replacement of batteries is the key to make your home secure from fire hazards.
To make your home safer, it is essential that you test your smoke detectors once a month. The next logical question that would cloud your mind is: how often should I change the batteries in my smoke detectors?
A smoke detector that is battery operated only is not enough. You should install devices that are 120 volts, wired into the electrical system with a battery back-up to ensure that you and your family are protected in case of a power failure. Contact an Atlanta Electrician for their expertise.