Did you know...

  • Failure to clean your dryer was the leading cause of dryer fires reported by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

  • Fire Departments responded to nearly 14,000 home fires involving clothes dryers each year from 2014-2018

  • 32% of all dryer fires were due to failure to clean

  • Hiring a Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician who is properly trained can help prevent an unnecessary dryer vent fire in your home.

WHY do my detectors always chirp in the middle of the night??

  • As a smoke alarm's battery nears the end of its life, the amount of power it produces causes an internal resistance. A drop in room temperature increases this resistance, which may impact the battery's ability to deliver the power necessary to operate the unit and cause a detector to enter the low battery chirp mode when air temperatures drop, then stop when the home warms up a few degrees.

  • Also, if you get a full activation of your system for no apparent reason, it could be from accumulated dust or debris. If your detectors are dirty, dust, spider webs or other particulates will cross the sensor, and the sensor doesn't know the difference between smoke or dust and will activate.

Smoke & Carbon Monoxide detectors EXPIRE every 7-10 years, regardless of a hardwired system or a new battery. The reason is the sensor inside the detector goes bad and is no longer reliable to detect smoke or CO properly in the event of an emergency.

Sensors loose between 3-5% effectiveness each year, and after 10 years the manufacture says they are no longer reliable and should be replaced!

Smoke alarms are recommended by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to be inside each bedroom, outside any sleeping area and on every level of the home

3 out of 5 fire deaths happen in homes with defective smoke detectors or no detector at all

On January 1, 2023, single and multi-family homes that are still using smoke alarms with removable batteries (that are not hardwired detectors) are required to install new alarms that feature 10-year sealed battery alarms.

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are recommended on every level of your home

  • Changing your alarm batteries at least 1 time per year can prevent those annoying chirps in the middle of the night and ensure your family is safe in the event of a power outage