Most fire fatalities occur in homes Without WORKING smoke detectors
Smoke detectors are one of the most important safety devices in your home. If your home has well-maintained smoke detectors, the chances of your family surviving a house fire are greatly increased.
Most homes have smoke detectors (also called "smoke alarms") but many times they are not located properly or are not working due to lack of maintenance. Of course, a smoke detector in the wrong location or one that no longer works because it has a dead battery provides no protection for your family.
Although you can purchase battery-operated smoke detectors from a hardware store and install them yourself, it is not recommended at all. They can fail much easier than smoke detectors wired to your home's electrical system, nor can they alert 911 when a fire erupts. Wired ones can.
The U.S. Fire Administration recommends that detectors wired into your electrical system be installed by a qualified electrician, such as an Douglas Electrical Services contractor.
Douglas Electrical Services can maximizing your protection with professional smoke detector installation by properly installing, maintaining and positioning them for maximum effectiveness.