This past weekend I spent some time catching up on some important home projects.
Thanks to ever increasing and changing cable and internet pricing from our local providers I find it necessary to switch carriers from time to time to keep the pricing in check. It’s never a fun experience and it usually results in some sort of internet or WIFI issues. I spent the better part of a day installing a new WIFI system within our home. Our recent provider change left us with areas of the home without coverage. I mean come on; I have to be able to stream a movie or a football game on the patio or in my master bedroom! I know, first world problems.
I moved on to the next project. I set out to replace our carbon monoxide detector that was on the fritz. In the mean time I thought it would be a good time to replace all of the batteries in our smoke detectors. I took down the first smoke detector and realized I had purchased and installed all of the current smoke detectors in our home in 2005. All of my smoke detectors had expired.
Did you know that most smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are only good for 10 years?
Replacing all of the smoke detectors was not on the to-do list but it turned out to be necessary. It is not a time consuming project but it is a bit of an investment. Do you know the age of your smoke or carbon monoxide detectors? It may be time to change more than just the batteries.
I bet you did not know that the current building code requires all contractors including Legacy Builders Group to install smoke detectors in every sleeping room in the home, in the hallway no more than 10′ from a sleeping room and one on every floor. If you have a 3 bedroom two story with all sleeping rooms on the second floor that means you would need to install 6 total smoke detectors. One in each bedroom, one in the hallway outside the bedrooms, one on the first floor and one in the basement. Some building jurisdictions require us to install hardwired battery backed up detectors.
I am no expert on technology and I am not an electrician, but I was able to install our new system and smoke detectors. If you are in need of any networking, cabling, electrical work or you were like me and need to replace the smoke detectors in your home, feel free to contact us and we will introduce you to a few of our professional partners who would be happy to assist you.