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Smoke Detectors

If smoke were to billow from your kitchen, would you be alerted upstairs? Despite vast improvements in construction materials and building regulations, house fires still occur throughout the country every year. Whether because of a careless mistake, or an electrical malfunction, a house fire can do incredible damage to your home, to your belongings and furnishings as well as to you to your family. Therefore, it’s worth taking your smoke detectors seriously. As a leading provider of electrical services in Kansas City, MO, we can make sure that your smoke detectors are installed properly at all times.

But our smoke detector services do not begin and end with installation. We can also provide inspection and replacement services if you find that your existing detectors are not working as they should, or you want some peace of mind that they’re still functional. We take a certain amount of pride in what we do, and it shows. We have received the Angie’s List Super Service Award five years in a row, and our Master Electricians are always eager to please. We value your business and we think of ourselves as guests in your home when you call us for service. Let us take care of your smoke detector services.

MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling offers quality smoke detectors and provides professional smoke detector services in Kansas City, MO, and the surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

How a Smoke Detector Works

It certainly makes a piercing noise when it goes off, but how does your smoke detector actually work? There are several different methods of smoke detection. The most simple and common is a photoelectric detector, which monitors the presence of smoke by means of a light. If enough smoke inhibits the light’s passage, then it trips the alarm, making this type particularly good at detecting smoldering fires. The other type is an ionization detector, which uses a very tiny amount of radiation located between two oppositely charged metal plates. If this current of radioactive activity is disrupted by smoke, then the alarm triggers. It’s particularly good at reacting to fast fires that give off little smoke.

Smoke Detector Installation Done Professionally

If you want the job done right, you call a professional. This rule of thumb applies to the installation of your smoke detector as well as just about everything else. Our electricians will ensure that your entire household is up to code with strategically located detectors that are hard-wired and equipped with battery backups. We can make quick work of this so that you can get back to your home life knowing your smoke detector is in working order.

Signs That You’re Ready for New Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors, like carbon monoxide detectors do not last forever. They have a shelf life, and they should be replaced when they malfunction or every 8–10 years. If you suspect that your smoke detectors are not working, then don’t hesitate to reach out to our electricians. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to such matters, and we can make sure that your equipment is replaced properly. Contact the electricians at MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling today for quality smoke detector services in Kansas City, MO.

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