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Remember To Replace Your Smoke Detector Batteries

Replace smoke detector batteriesAccording to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 71% of smoke alarm failures are a result of missing, disconnected or dead batteries. A good way to remember to change your smoke detector batteries is when you turn your clocks for daylight savings time.

FACT:  In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames.

A working smoke detector significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.   
  • Install both ionization AND photoelectric smoke detectors, OR dual sensor smoke detectors, which contain both ionization and photoelectric smoke sensors.   Clover Electric can help you choose the right product for your home.
  • Test batteries monthly.
  • Replace batteries in battery-powered and hard-wired smoke detectors at least once a year (except non-replaceable 10-year lithium batteries).  Clover Electric recommends changing the batteries two a year, when you change your clock for daylight savings time.
  • Install smoke detectors on every level of your home, including the basement, both inside and outside of sleeping areas.
  • Never disable a smoke detector while cooking – this can be a deadly mistake.

Did you know that smoke detectors have an expiration date? 

Smoke detectors should be replaced every ten years, or as recommended by the manufacturer. The sensors inside the detector will gradually wear out, eventually leaving it ineffective.  You can look for the date yours was manufactured right on the back.

Don’t forget the carbon monoxide detectors.  Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed on every level of the home and outside sleeping areas.

Are you unsure if your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly?  A technician from Clover Electric can test or replace any detector you have in your home.  Don’t delay.  Make the call that could save a life.

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Cleveland Electrical Services

Clover Electric is known for professionalism, performance and integrity. Make your home a safer and more pleasant place to live with electrical systems you can rely upon. Some of our services include:

  • Commercial Tenant Improvements
  • Code Compliance
  • Inspection Report Corrections

In And Around The Home

  • Electrical Service and Repair
  • Add New Outlets/Switches
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Bath Fan/Heat Light Combination
  • Heated Towel Bar
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Fixture Hanging
  • New Dryer Hook-Ups
  • New Spa/Pool Hook-Ups and Lighting
  • Data/Communications Setup
  • Cable Hook-Ups
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controllers
  • Programmable Lighting
  • Motion Sensor Lighting
  • Dimmer Switches
  • Exhaust Fans
  • G.F.C.I. Outlet Installations
  • Re-wiring
  • Service Upgrades
  • Old Panel Replacements
  • New Circuits
  • Dedicated Computer Circuits
  • House Grounding
  • Whole House Surge Protection
  • Transformers
  • 220V-240V Upgrades
  • Whole House Back Up Generators
  • Breakers & Fuses
  • Meter Boxes
  • Panel Repairs and Upgrades
  • Equipment Installations
  • Security Lighting
  • Dawn to Dusk Lighting
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Heat Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Surge Protectors
  • Low Voltage Lighting Systems
  • Motorized Shades
  • Under Cabinet Lighting
  • Yard Lighting
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