Your home is your castle — so it’s only natural that you would want to protect it. Home safety starts by being alerted to potential problems as quickly as possible. Having the right detectors and alarms in your home can save lives and prevent accidents. Here’s what you should know about different types of detectors and how they should be used in the home.
Smoke Detectors and Fire Alarms
Smoke alarms are a no-brainer at this point. After all, they’ve been in houses for decades! Despite this, many people forget to replace the batteries, which can keep them from working properly. A good rule of thumb is to change your smoke alarm batteries when you change your clocks for daylight savings.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide is a toxic, odorless gas that can be emitted from car fumes, furnaces, and natural gas appliances. Proper ventilation is a must to keep your indoor air quality safe. Placing a carbon monoxide detector near potential sources of gas will ensure that your family is alerted if a leak occurs.
Smart devices have made flood detection easier than ever. Small flood detection devices are placed near areas where a leak could occur — such as hot water heaters or basements. When moisture is detected, an alert is sent to your smartphone so you can respond to a leak or flooding before it gets out of hand.
No matter what kind of specific alarms, detectors, and security systems you have planned for your home, our custom builders can ensure that your house is built in a way that supports them. Schedule a time to meet with a sales consultant, and we can go over the many ways we can help.