Your first defense against carbon monoxide and fire is a reliable alarm system. Ontime Electric can help you guard your home or business against these potentially deadly scenarios with professional smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarm installation and service.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms Installation
It is called the silent killer for a reason. Carbon monoxide is colourless, tasteless, odourless, and deadly. It occurs when fuels are not burned completely. Fuels such as propane, kerosene, gas, natural gas, oil and charcoal, and wood are the most common sources. Between 2001 and 2007, 74 Ontarians died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning from vehicle exhaust or furnaces fumes. If you have a fireplace, furnace, barbecue, or other have an attached garage, then you should consider installing carbon monoxide alarms.
Ontime Electric will come to your home and put together a detailed protection plan that ensures an alarm will sound at the first detection of carbon monoxide. Our team of professional and knowledgeable technicians will then install carbon monoxide detectors in critical areas in your home so that your family is protected. We only use certified carbon monoxide alarms so you can feel confident you are getting effective protection. We also offer regular service to ensure your carbon monoxide detectors are operating the way they should and that potential sources of carbon monoxide are stored properly.
Smoke Detector Installation
You have only seconds to escape a fire. That’s why it is important to have smoke alarms on all levels of your home and outside bedrooms. Smoke alarms are a critical tool in ensuring your family escapes a fire safely. It is important to only use certified smoke detectors with a loud audible noise to warn of danger. Children can often sleep through smoke alarms so it is critical to make sure yours provides the best and most effective detection.
Ontime can install smoke alarms in critical areas of your home. A smoke alarm that is hardwired into your home with battery backup is the most effective way to protect your family and valuables. We also recommend doing monthly inspections to ensure your smoke alarm is operating properly. If you notice the light isn’t working anymore or your smoke alarm is beeping intermittently then it is time to replace the batteries or have an inspection.
The most effective way to test if your alarm is working is using a candle, or cotton string that creates smoke near your alarm. If your alarm doesn’t go off after a few seconds, then it is time for an inspection or battery replacement. If you are unsure, contact Ontime Electric for a fast and friendly inspection.
Ontario Carbon Monoxide Detector Law
The province of Ontario has several laws and building codes around the installation of carbon monoxide detectors. You must have a working carbon monoxide detector adjacent to sleeping areas in your home if you have fuel-burning appliances such as natural gas or wood stoves. In a condo or apartment building with a service room, CO alarms must be installed in the service room and in each suite or sleeping area adjacent to the service room.
It is also recommended that all All fuel-burning appliances and vents be inspected annually by a registered contractor.
Make sure your home is protected with the installation of fire and carbon monoxide detectors. The team of professional electrical contractors can ensure that your alarms are installed properly and in the right locations so you can feel confident you have the best protection. Call us today for a free quote.