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Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Are you and your family protected from fires, smoke or carbon monoxide?

Do you have the smoke detectors installed? Are they installed in the right places and do you have enough? All three questions are as equally important.

When it comes to protection, we can’t emphasize enough how important it is to have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home and installed the correct places. We have seen to many homes in Birmingham not have smoke and carbon detectors.

With that said I would like to tell you a bit about smoke and carbon monoxide.

Did you know that most people that die in a house fire, dies from the smoke not because they were consumed by the fire? What’s even worse is this happens in their sleep, and if they do wake up, there is not enough time to escape the smoke that has consumed them. They have already breathed too much smoke, and the smoke can be so intense and thick you can’t see where you are going. If you are ever in a fire the best thing, you can do is go to ground and crawl out as fast as you can to safety.

Carbon Monoxide is the known as the silent killer. Carbon Monoxide is dangerous because it’s colorless, odorless and a tasteless gas. Carbon Monoxide poisoning can cause severe illness, permanent health problems and even death?

Carbon monoxide is found in many household appliances, including gas stoves, dryers, water heaters, and furnaces and gas or wood fireplaces. If items like these are in poorly ventilated areas, carbon monoxide can build up and be deadly.

Now that we know of the risks I’m going to tell you how you avoid these problems and keep your loved ones, yourself and your home safe.

Installing smoke detectors, alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home is the best prevention.

Detectors will alert you and your family in the early stages of fire, smoke or a carbon monoxide threat if they are installed correctly and properly maintained.

Smoke and carbon detectors should be interconnected with each other and to your electrical system. Interconnected means: that all smoke detectors will communicate with each other in the event of an emergency. If there is a problem in the 2nd bedroom, you will know it in the master bedroom and vice versa.

Smoke detectors should also have battery backup. In the event that you lose power the detectors will still work for a short period of time.

Smoke detectors should be checked every few weeks to make sure they are performing and functioning correctly. Batteries should be changed out frequently too.

Death and injury can be avoided by taking just a few steps. If you do not have smoke detectors or carbon Monoxide detectors, please give the safety experts at John's Electric a call today. If you have any questions or concerns about your existing smoke detectors or need monthly maintenance, please give us a call.

Warning signs of Carbon Monoxide:

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Light Headedness
  • Sleepiness
  • Fatigue or Weakness
  • Irregular Breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Confusion
  • Chest Pain
  • Food Poisoning

Again, your safety is our number-one concern. Please call John's Electric today, and we will make sure that your home has the correct number, placement and type of smoke detectors to safeguard your family.

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Latest Tips

Spring is the perfect time for an electrical safety inspection

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Electrical circuitry and panels tend to get ignored throughout the year and only get addressed when you experience a short circuit or electrical trips. As a homeowner, you may not know everything involved in the electrical circuitry of your home but there are still some questions you should ask your electrical inspector and Spring is the perfect time to do it!

No matter the size of the job, from changing out old electrical paneling to major renovations to your home or property, you should always ask your electrical inspector whether or not your home’s electrical fittings are up to date and in compliance with current regulations and building codes.

Secondly, be sure your electrical inspector pays attention to the safety of your electrical panel and makes sure that they are properly insulated to avoid electrical shock. Panels must also never be placed near damp or wet areas.

Understanding your electrical consumption is also important. Washing machines, televisions and air conditioners consume significant amounts of electricity, and it is your responsibility as the homeowner to be sure they are connected to the right circuitry to avoid electrical shorts or fluctuations in voltage.

Lastly, once the inspection is completed and any necessary repairs made, have your inspector run a double check to be sure all of your electrical circuitry is working properly. Ask your inspector to provide you with a complete report of all inspections and repairs done.

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Why is my main breaker on the breaker panel tripping all the time

Monday, April 17, 2017

Any of these issues can cause significant injury or death by electrocution or fire. If that consistent breaker tripping occurs in your home, try turning the breaker off and then on again. If it stays on, the issue may be resolved. If not, and the breaker still trips, try to determine which part of the electrical system is causing the problem. Your safety is of utmost importance. With any electrical issue, calling your electrician (and hey we know a awesome one...you can find that awesome electrician here) first can keep you out of serious danger.

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Inverness, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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What others say about John's Electric Service

Very pleased with John's. Free estimate, on time, quality work. Also very happy to show me electrical contractor's license and other credentials when I asked to see them. Would definitely recommend!

Clare J.
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Aubrey was very helpful, explaining things as he went and making sure that everything worked good before he left.

Lisa H.
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Aubrey and Jeremy were awesome! I have an old house with old wiring and needed to install a new Range and above Range Microwave. They worked very hard to run new wiring to the breaker box in the basement, installed new plugs, and installed the appliances with great care.

Steven T.
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Aubrey upgraded our electrical fuse panel, put in an updated outside service panel, replaced the main service line from the outside panel to the inside fuse box, and installed several outlets. His original estimate was complete and accurate. He brought our electrical system up to code and made several recommendations for changes and upgrades that we had not thought of. He worked with our schedule, was on time and very professional, and left our home as clean as when he arrived. He was extremely conscientious and reliable. We very highly recommend John's Electric and will definitely use them again.

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