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Benefits of Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Preventative Measures for A Safe Home

The benefits of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are widely known. Both of these alarms protect you and your family from life-threatening situations. However, once these small devices are installed in our homes, they often become an afterthought. At Miller’s, we value you and your family’s safety. Our trained professionals are available around the clock to come to install, replace, or test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. 

How many smoke and carbon detectors should you have in your home?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends smoke detectors should be installed on each level of your home, including the basement, as well as in every bedroom, directly outside of sleeping areas, and in hallways. Carbon monoxide detectors should be located outside of bedrooms, in the garage, and near your gas furnace and gas clothes dryer if you own these appliances. The larger your home is, the more smoke detectors you should have. Heat and smoke rise, so make sure the detectors are positioned high on the wall or even on the ceiling. Our certified professionals will assist you in choosing an adequate number and proper location for all of your detectors. 

inspecting a smoke detector
Carbon Monoxide alarm

How do I maintain my smoke and carbon monoxide detectors?

Upon a visit to your home, our professionals will ensure that your detectors are free from obstruction and working properly. Both carbon and smoke detectors should be tested monthly. Replace carbon detectors every 5-7 years and smoke detectors every 7-10 years.

If your smoke or carbon monoxide detectors go off, leave your house immediately and call emergency services. 

Protecting yourself from a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning is simple. Call us today to make sure your home is well-equipped to handle the dangers of fire and carbon monoxide – it could save your life!


Discover practical tips and tricks to ensure your smoke and carbon detectors are optimized for peak performance, offering you peace of mind in every corner of your home.


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