Smoke Detectors have saved thousands of lives. Though often ignored, smoke detectors are one of the smallest, yet most important, appliances in your home. It really is a matter of “life and death.”

For this very reason, modern building standards require smoke detectors throughout the house. In any residential home in Georgia, smoke detectors are required in every bedroom, hallway, garage, and basement.

The most important safety feature of modern smoke detectors is that each smoke detector is linked together so that when one goes off, they all go off. This means a fire in the basement will sound the smoke alarm in all of the bedrooms upstairs. Many homes were built before this method became standard and only have stand-alone battery-powered smoke detectors, if any. Unfortunately, a smoke detector is only effective if someone hears it.

Installing a smoke detector.

In addition to being looped together, modern smoke detectors are tied into your home’s electrical system rather than just running on batteries all the time. They still contain 9-volt batteries, but only for use during power outages. This significantly increases the life of the smoke detector and the odds that the detector will work when you need it. Smoke detectors work mainly through photoelectric sensors or ionization.

Both methods detect smoke through sensors located inside the unit. Excess dirt and dust can ruin smoke detectors so it is important to keep them clean. Also, have your smoke detectors checked regularly. If the detector is damaged, dirty, or more than ten years old it should be replaced.

Is your home protected? If a fire broke out tonight, would you be able to wake up and escape?We believe everyone should be able to answer yes to that question.

Troubleshooting Smoke Detectors

Is your smoke detector beeping? TE Certified Electricians can locate and repair beeping smoke detectors. If you have a smoke detector that is keeping you up all night and driving you crazy, call us right now. We will find the source of the problem and eliminate the chirp for good. Plus, we will make sure that all your smoke detectors work and will be there in case you actually need them. Don’t just pull the smoke detectors out of the wall and risk a fire without warning. Get the real problem addressed.

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How We’re Qualified

There are a lot of electric companies in Atlanta wanting your attention, especially when you have the least amount of time imaginable! So our promise is simple: If you see an electrician in our uniform, he’ll be both state-licensed and TE-Certified. TE Certified techs are specialists. They are also W-2 employees of our company which means they answer to us for every minute they’re in the field, at your home, and working on your equipment. And believe it or not, we probably require better work performance than even our customers!

Technician Shutting Door in Work Van.

Our technicians complete many hours of extensive in-house training, and pass written exams, code testing, and hands-on skill assessments. But their training doesn’t stop there. Mandatory weekly training sessions keep them up-to-date on the latest in electrician trends; the newest innovations; and the city, state and federal electrical guidelines.

While there may be several ways to handle your electrical needs are “OK,” we follow an extensive set of “best practices” that we are constantly sharpening so you know you’re getting the best quality workmanship in Atlanta.

We Drive Fully-Stocked Service Vans

We send out our electricians “Ready to Work.” Even if your appointment is just an estimate, if you’re confident with our company (and we’re sure you will be!), you can decide to go ahead and complete the work right then. Since electrical is our business, our service vans carry the latest in technology and diagnostic devices, the best time-tested tools and equipment of our trade, and the electrical repair parts we use all of the time. We restock daily to make sure the one showing up in front of your house is fully-equipped to meet your project head-on. Even if you decide on a major installation, our technicians have everything they need to get the work started. Regardless of your project, we show up ready to get the job done.