Electrical Safety Services For Your Home.
Electrical Maintenance Services for Coastal Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore Area Residents.
Like any other system, your electrical system needs periodic maintenance and visual inspections to keep it in prime operating condition. The Expert Club is designed to uncover, diagnose, and correct minor problems before they become costly or hazardous. Learn more.
Residential Electrical Service in the coastal Delaware and Maryland eastern shore areas.
When the electrical system in your Delaware or Maryland home fails, you need a licensed electrician to address the problem quickly and efficiently. At Expert Wire, our team of expert electricians has served the coastal Delaware and Maryland eastern shore region for over 20 years.
From electrical panel upgrades to whole-home rewiring, we offer comprehensive electrical solutions families need to achieve sought-after confidence in their home’s electrical safety and performance.
If you need an experienced electrician to revitalize safe, reliable power to your home, look no further than Expert Wire for the five-star service you deserve.
Call 302-875-7953 today!
Why Choose Electrical Services With Expert Wire?
Since 2003, our team has proudly served Sussex, and Kent County residents in Delaware and homeowners in Worcester and Wicomico County in Maryland, offering the expert electrical solutions you deserve. Our commitment to quality work, educating customers and providing options, and up-front guaranteed pricing has set us apart as one of the most trustworthy electricians on the Delmarva peninsula.
Customers know that when they choose our team for electrical services, they'll always receive Our Happiness Guarantees.
Test & Install
Provide and Install Smoke and CO2 Detectors
Smoke and/or CO2 Detectors
Smoke detectors are one of the most important safety devices in your home. If your home has well-maintained smoke detectors, the chances of your family surviving a house fire are greatly increased. Learn more.
Provide and Install Arc Fault (AFCI) or Ground Fault (GFCI) Circuit Interrupter devices
1 or 2 pole circuit protection
AFCI or GFCI protection
Electrical arcing in a home is one of the leading causes for household fires. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 50% of these fires that occur each year can be prevented by Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters. Learn more.
Are Smoke Detectors Protecting Your Family?
Most Fire Related Deaths Occur in Homes Without WORKING Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors are one of the most important safety devices in your home. If your home has well-maintained smoke detectors, the chances of your family surviving a house fire are greatly increased. According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 2009-2013, nearly 40% of house fire fatalities occurred in homes without working smoke detectors.
Most homes have smoke detectors (also called "smoke alarms") but many times they are not located properly or are not working due to lack of maintenance. Of course, a smoke detector in the wrong location or one that no longer works because it has a dead battery provides no protection for your family.
Maximizing Protection with Smoke Detectors
Your family will have maximum protection if:
1.Your smoke detectors are properly located
2. You replace any batteries at least annually. This includes 9 volt batteries in regular
battery-powered detectors and back-up batteries for detectors wired into your electrical system.
3.You replace the entire smoke detector every 8-10 years (or in the case of long-life lithium batteries, in accordance with manufacturer's instructions).
If a member of your family is hearing-impaired, your home should have special detectors which shine lights or vibrate when they detect smoke.
Can I Install Smoke Detectors Myself?
You can purchase battery-operated smoke detectors from a hardware store and install them yourself. If you decide to install your own smoke detectors, check your local building code for placing them.
The U.S. Fire Administration recommends that detectors wired into your electrical system be installed by a qualified electrician.
How Should Smoke Detectors Be Maintained?
Most smoke detectors start "chirping" when batteries have run down. The U.S. Fire Administration recommends these maintenance steps:
Test all smoke detectors monthly. Additional maintenance depends upon how the detectors are powered. Smoke detectors can be powered by:
Regular (9-volt) batteries. Batteries should be replaced at least annually.
10-year lithium ("long-life") batteries. These are non-replaceable batteries. Instead, when the battery dies, the entire detector should be replaced.
Hard-wired detectors, meaning they're wired into your electrical system. These should have back-up batteries. Replace the back-up batteries annually.
The U.S. Fire Administration recommends that regular battery-powered detectors and hard-wired detectors be replaced every 8-10 years. If you have a 10-year lithium battery, replace in accordance with manufacture instructions.
If your smoke detectors are older than eight years, replace battery-operated detectors with new ones yourself or give us a call for a free estimate on installation of new detectors.
Are Your Smoke Detectors Properly Positioned?
The guidelines given here can help you determine if existing smoke detectors are properly positioned. If you are going to install battery-operated smoke detectors yourself, follow the placement requirements of your local building code.
In general, it's recommended that you have a smoke detector:
1. At each level of your home
2. In each bedroom
3. Within 10-15 feet of the door to each bedroom
Within these general guidelines, smoke detectors should be placed where smoke can be readily detected: high up on walls or on the ceiling (smoke rises) and at a distance from windows, fans, and vents that might blow smoke away from the detector.
If the smoke detector is wired into your electrical system, it should not be on a circuit that can be turned off with a wall switch.
If a smoke detector is placed too close to a kitchen stove or shower, it can be triggered unnecessarily by steam or normal cooking smoke. Better to move it to a different location that also meets general safety guidelines and your local building code requirements.
If you suspect that the placement of your smoke detectors needs improvement, give us a call for a free consultation.
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