At Mister Sparky by Wise Electric Control Inc., we help homeowners with their electrical services every day. One important thing we do that ensures the safety of every family member is the installation of smoke detectors through the living and sleeping areas. Electrical fires may not be readily apparent except in the event that smoke begins to fill the home, and smoke detectors can be the first line of defense and provide a safety mechanism to get everyone out safely. Here are four critical places for smoke detectors in your home:

  1. Sleeping Areas – Having smoke detectors in sleeping areas is essential because you want to be certain that you will be alerted in the middle of the night if something has gone wrong.
  2. Each Level – Each level of your home should have smoke detectors, so no matter where you are in your home, your family members can be alerted to a potential threat.
  3. Living Areas – If you have bedrooms on one floor and living areas on another, it’s important to have smoke detectors in your living areas, as well. If an electrical issue were to occur in your bedrooms, your smoke detectors in the living areas could alert you to the problem.
  4. Stairs – Safe passage is important, so having smoke detectors in your stairwells can provide guidance for your exit if you need to evacuate your home. They may also be an indicator on which level you are experiencing a problem and keep you from going towards the source.

If you have questions about the best placement of smoke detectors, or if you need help with installation, contact us today to schedule this service.