SMOKE DETECTORS & FIRE ALARMS

Don’t play with fire. We know all the local codes. Call us to plan locations, purchase the appropriate devices, and properly install them.

Smoke alarms save lives. Sixty-five percent of home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms at all – or smoke alarms that fail to work. Smoke spreads fast and you need alarms to give you time to fight a small fire or to get out. In commercial or multi-family buildings you should also install a common area alarm system to help witnesses or passersby warn other residents and occupants.

 

Heat sensors and smoke detectors have to remain covered until the remodel is completed. Dust  may set off the detectors.

Heat sensors and smoke detectors have to remain covered until the remodel is completed. Dust may set off the detectors.

 

Most smoke detectors work either by optical detection (photoelectrically) or by physical process (ionization), but some of them use both methods to increase sensitivity to smoke. Smoke detectors may operate alone or in an interconnected network. They may also work with a fire alarm and security system. Smoke detectors with flashing lights are available for people who are deaf or hearing impaired.

 

A smoke detector cannot detect carbon monoxide unless it has an integrated carbon monoxide detector – these detectors are also available as separate devices. In older commercial or multi-family buildings odds are that no trigger-switched fire alarm was ever installed due to grandfathering laws. But that doesn’t mean that it is not necessary. Fire is no joke.

 

Don’t play with fire. We know all the local codes. Call us to plan locations, purchase the appropriate devices, and properly install them.

 

The Ultimate Handyman can install, repair, maintain or just replace the batteries. Weather it has been beeping or just completelly dangling from the ceiling, we are able to help. Click on this image for a close up.

The Ultimate Handyman can install, repair, maintain or just replace the batteries. Weather it has been beeping or just completely dangling from the ceiling, we are able to help. Click on this image for a close up.

The Ultimate Handyman installs smoke alarms hard wired to comply with current Los Angeles Codes.
A fire smoke alarm has the function of warning anyone within a hearing range of the possibility of fire. When any smoke detector sounds, we should take it very seriously and immediately investigate the source of smoke.
Photoelectric smoke alarms rely on the smoke to break the light beam in order to set off the alarm.

Many malfunctions or undesired beeping sounds can be corrected by reading the smoke detector instructions. One of the most common problems is the smoke alarm are the batteries that go bad. Carbon monoxide detectors also have the same problem, every so often you have to replace the batteries otherwise it will start beeping.

Smoke detectors locations are to be inside sleeping rooms, adjacent to sleeping areas and other important locations that, in case of fire, would warn the residents. We are specialists in smoke detector location code. The Ultimate Handyman can help you with code compliance when it comes to smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

A monoxide detector is also a great safety device to have, specially when installed in the garage areas or underground parking. Carbon monoxide smoke alarms detect the excessive amount of carbon monoxide in the air. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. Carbon Monoxide doesn’t smell or looks like smoke, so you cannot tell when you are been poisoned by carbon monoxide. So a carbon monoxide detector can save your life! Look up our page with questions and answers about new rules about carbon monoxide detectors for the Los Angeles areas.

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

 

We can help you with smoke detector placement, smoke detector wiring, failure with Kidde smoke detectors, alternative location of smoke detectors, selection of smoke alarms, and we are experts in many other smoke detector code requirements.

Smoke detector codes are not simple and we can give you a hand if you cannot handle it. Give us a call and we will help you with smoke detectors installation, carbon monoxide installation, how to replace a smoke detector and other smoke detector questions and requirements.