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Smoke Detectors in Plano, TX

Every home should have at least one smoke detector installed in it, and most should have more than one. Calling for professionals to put in smoke detectors for your household will help ensure you have devices that are sensitive enough to always go off with necessary, but won’t constantly aggravate you with repeated false alarms. If your house already has detectors installed, it’s important to know how to check and maintain them so that professionals can be called to handle repairing or replacing them when something goes wrong.

Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning offers all the smoke detector services that your house may require. We also install carbon monoxide detectors to help protect homes that use natural gas. Talk to our staff today to arrange for installation, replacement, repairs, and maintenance service in Plano, TX and the surrounding areas. It’s our motto to “Get It Done Right, Right Now!”

How Smoke Detectors Work

There are two basic types of smoke detectors that you can have installed in your home, and they work from different principles.

  • Ionization smoke detector: The more common type of detector, these devices can pick up on the minute amounts of smoke that come from large–flame fires. If smoke disrupts the flow of ions inside the detector’s ionization chamber, it will trigger an alarm.
  • Photoelectric smoke detector: These detectors work on a similar principle to the light sensors you often see in store security systems. An alarm goes off when a low–powered laser light is blocked. A photoelectric smoke detector uses these lights to detect the obscuring effect of smoke. They are best suited for smoky, smoldering fires.

Your installers will determine which type of detectors are the best match for your house, and may install different models in different rooms.

Smoke Detector Installation and Replacement Services

A smoke detector is not, in itself, an expensive item, and they are often available at hardware store. However, if you want the best protection possible for your family, call professional electricians to outfit your house with these devices. Electricians can wire the smoke detectors directly into the household electrician system to run off a 120–volt current. This will provide you less worry about batteries going dead at the worst time. (The detectors do come with battery back–ups, however, in case of power failures.)

Professional installers also know the best locations to place smoke detectors so they provide the full coverage of your home interior necessary for top–level protection. Thanks to regular maintenance, these professionals will also know when it’s time for smoke detector replacement.

We’re Here to See That You Have the Best Smoke Detectors

There’s no job that’s more important to us at Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning than seeing that your family has a safe environment. It’s why we offer services such as installing security systems, maintaining gas lines and gas furnaces, and putting in carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. Calling us for service in Plano, TX or elsewhere in Grayson and Collin counties to install or service your smoke detectors is a small investment that will pay off by preventing thousands of dollars in property damage and keeping everyone in your household safer. Don’t hesitate to contact us for any residential electrical job, no matter what it may be!