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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.

"Dustin and Adam arrived on time on the selected day and began work right away. Adam took charge of the electric panel installation. I had several electric boxes in an ugly configuration, but Adam was able to consolidate them into one neat modern circuit breaker panel. His work was meticulous and orderly. Dustin proceeded with placing the generator at the desired location and establishing the path for the electric conduit and gas line. The lines were neatly placed in position as initially determined. Dustin connected the generator to the many wires in the conduit between the generator and the transfer switch which is mounted next to the new circuit breaker panel. He also connected the remote monitor which is mounted in the house so I can check on the condition of the generator. The house was without gas or electricity for the entire day but they completed the entire job in one day. The entire job was done very neatly and professionaly. I am very pleased."


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