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Smoke Detectors

Portman Electric residential electrical services prepares your family for any hazardous situation with our smoke detector installation services in Cleveland OH

Do you have the right amount of smoke detectors in your home and are they installed properly? The placement of smoke detectors is very important. Sleeping areas need the most protection. A smoke detector should be installed in every room that will be occupied.

Be sure to keep the detector away from fireplaces and wood stoves to avoid false alarms. Place smoke detectors at the top of each stairwell and at the end of each long hallway. Smoke rises easily through stairwells. If you should put a smoke detector in your kitchen, be sure to keep it away from cooking fumes or smoking areas.

Proper mounting of a smoke detector is also important. You can mount many detectors yourself, but those connected to your household wiring should have their own separate circuit and be installed by a professional electrician. If you mount your detector on the ceiling, be sure to keep it at least 18 inches away from dead air space near corners. If you mount it on the wall, place it 4 to 12 inches below the ceiling and away from corners.  Keep them high because smoke rises. Never place them any closer than 3 feet from an air register that might recirculate smoke. Do not place them near doorways or windows where drafts could impair the detector operation. Do not place them on an un-insulated exterior wall or ceiling because temperature extremes can affect the batteries.

"12/20/2013
Tim Gress
Showed up on time. Justin and his co-worker were plesant and very professional. They went right to work installing the new 17k generac generator. Justin noticed that a prior electrician had made a mess of our 400 amp panel. He went out of his way to rewire the panel and bring it up to code. Everything they did was very neat and professional. When the job was finished you would never know they were there. I am going to have them back to do outside lighting in the spring. "

Tim Gress

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