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A Monthly Reminder to Check Your Smoke Alarms and CO Detectors

 
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Testing Your Smoke Alarms Monthly
*Smoke alarms should be maintained according to manufacturer’s instructions.
*Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
*Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning to keep smoke alarms working. The instructions are included in the package or can be found on the internet.
*Smoke alarms need a new battery at least once a year. If the alarm chirps, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.

 

Testing Your CO Detector
*Test CO alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button to ensure it is drawing electrical power. It will emit high-pitched, loud beeping, usually louder than a smoke detector. During this test it will also speak to you.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the CO detector and knows how to respond.
*If the audible trouble signal sounds, check for low batteries and replace. If it still sounds, call the fire department.
*Replace CO detectors every 7 years.

 

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Friendly Reminder to Check Your Smoke Alarms

 
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Testing Your Smoke Alarms Monthly
*Smoke alarms should be maintained according to manufacturer’s instructions.
*Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
*Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning to keep smoke alarms working. The instructions are included in the package or can be found on the internet.
*Smoke alarms need a new battery at least once a year. If the alarm chirps, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.

 

Testing Your CO Detector
*Test CO alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button to ensure it is drawing electrical power. It will emit high-pitched, loud beeping, usually louder than a smoke detector. During this test it will also speak to you.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the CO detector and knows how to respond.
*If the audible trouble signal sounds, check for low batteries and replace. If it still sounds, call the fire department.
*Replace CO detectors every 7 years.

 

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Out-Dated Smoke Alarm and CO Detectors – Oh My!

I, Whitney, constantly remind our customers through social media, email blasts and our blog post to check their Smoke Alarms and CO Detectors on a monthly basis. We ask that you test these monthly to make sure they are in proper working order – they could save your life!
 
Many years ago my parents brought their 2005 model camper from Myrtle Beach to Lake Tillery and made it a permanent site in a nearby campground. I have camped in a camper all my life with my parents and continue to do so with my husband and son. Over the weekend, while lying on the floor with my son playing in the camper at Lake Tillery I happened to look up and see the Smoke Alarm and CO Detector and it dawned on me that I have NEVER checked these. NEVER! And I am quite sure my parents have never either. It was like a light bulb went off – how could I never have checked these?
 
My husband tried to check them and of course, NOTHING. He took the covers off and the batteries are dead, dead, dead. While he had the covers off I checked the manufacture date and of course, they had never been changed! So here I have a dead Smoke Alarm and CO Detector and it was over 10 years old. I felt horrible. I sent my husband and father to the store to get these replaced ASAP.
 
While over all these years it has never dawned on any of us to check these, it still needed to be replaced. This could have been a very deadly mistake. Campers and Manufactured homes tend to go up fast in flames and sometimes even the earliest detection of flames could save your life.
 

Monthly Reminder to Check Smoke Alarms and CO Detectors

 
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At ARC Electric Company we care about our customers. This is your monthly reminder to check your smoke alarms and CO detector!
 

Testing Your Smoke Alarms
*Smoke alarms should be maintained according to manufacturer’s instructions.
*Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
*Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning to keep smoke alarms working. The instructions are included in the package or can be found on the internet.
*Smoke alarms need a new battery at least once a year. If the alarm chirps, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.

 

Testing Your CO Detector
*Test CO alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button to ensure it is drawing electrical power. It will emit high-pitched, loud beeping, usually louder than a smoke detector. During this test it will also speak to you.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the CO detector and knows how to respond.
*If the audible trouble signal sounds, check for low batteries and replace. If it still sounds, call the fire department.
*Replace CO detectors every 7 years.

 

ARC Electric Company is offering a FREE CO Detector with the purchase and installation of 4 or more smoke alarms. Call us today to schedule your appointment!
 
Free CO Detector Coupon

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – Why A CO Detector Is Imperative!

 
Carbon Monoxide also known as the “Invisible Killer” is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas.
 
Marion family suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning
MARION, Ind. (WISH) – Marion Police Department were back on the 2900 block of South Boots Street on Monday. This visit comes after four people suffered carbon monoxide poisoning. It started with Beatrice Brewer, a 50-year-old grandmother, who arrived to Marion General Hospital with Carbon Monoxide poisoning in critical condition. Shortly afterward, Brewer’s two grandchildren and the babysitter reported to the hospital with the same symptoms. The grandchildren, an 8-month-old girl, and a 5-year-old boy, are listed in critical condition at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. The babysitter was treated at Marion General Hospital. She was treated and released.
 
Investigators searched the house for the source, and later determined the cause of the carbon monoxide poisoning was tied to a leaky furnace. According to police, the furnace was recently serviced.
24-Hour News 8, reached out to family members of the victims, but we were not able to establish contact at the time of this story.
 
Monday afternoon, Marion Chief Deputy Stephen Dorsey urged the public to get carbon monoxide detectors. “It can happen to anyone, it is very important you get the carbon monoxide detector in the home,” said Deputy Chief Stephen Dorsey. (http://wane.com/2016/04/26/marion-family-suffering-from-carbon-monoxide-poisoning/)
 
 
Click below for some more information –
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning FAQs
 
 

Monthly Reminder to Check Smoke Alarms and CO Detectors

 
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At ARC Electric Company we care about our customers. This is your monthly reminder to check your smoke alarms and CO detector!
 

Testing Your Smoke Alarms
*Smoke alarms should be maintained according to manufacturer’s instructions.
*Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
*Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning to keep smoke alarms working. The instructions are included in the package or can be found on the internet.
*Smoke alarms need a new battery at least once a year. If the alarm chirps, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.

 

Testing Your CO Detector
*Test CO alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button to ensure it is drawing electrical power. It will emit high-pitched, loud beeping, usually louder than a smoke detector. During this test it will also speak to you.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the CO detector and knows how to respond.
*If the audible trouble signal sounds, check for low batteries and replace. If it still sounds, call the fire department.
*Replace CO detectors every 7 years.

 

ARC Electric Company is offering a FREE CO Detector with the purchase and installation of 4 or more smoke alarms. Call us today to schedule your appointment!
 
Free CO Detector Coupon

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Woman Saved by Smoke Detector

Recently I read a story on WBTV.com that really hit home with ARC Electric Company. A woman in West Charlotte lost her beloved pet and home, but was able to make it out of her house due to her smoke alarm. It is very important to have working smoke alarms in your home for this very reason. While it is very difficult to lose a beloved pet and stressful losing everything you own in a house fire, you or your families lives are irreplaceable. Below are a few quick tips to keep in mind for your homes smoke alarms. Call ARC Electric Company if we can be of any assistance – we can replace your old smoke detectors with new wireless smoke detectors that interlink. Check out our newest coupon for a new CO Detector – CALL US TODAY – (704) 821-7005!
 
Smoke Alarm Safety
*Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
*Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning to keep smoke alarms working. The instructions are included in the package or can be found on the internet.
*Smoke alarms need a new battery at least once a year. If the alarm chirps, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.
*Replace smoke alarms every 10 years.

 
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WBTV Smoke Detector Saves Womans Life ARC Electric Company

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Monthly Reminder to Check Smoke Alarms and CO Detectors

 
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At ARC Electric Company we care about our customers. This is your monthly reminder to check your smoke alarms and CO detector!
 

Testing Your Smoke Alarms
*Smoke alarms should be maintained according to manufacturer’s instructions.
*Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
*Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning to keep smoke alarms working. The instructions are included in the package or can be found on the internet.
*Smoke alarms need a new battery at least once a year. If the alarm chirps, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.

 

Testing Your CO Detector
*Test CO alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button to ensure it is drawing electrical power. It will emit high-pitched, loud beeping, usually louder than a smoke detector. During this test it will also speak to you.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the CO detector and knows how to respond.
*If the audible trouble signal sounds, check for low batteries and replace. If it still sounds, call the fire department.
*Replace CO detectors every 7 years.

 

ARC Electric Company is offering a FREE CO Detector with the purchase and installation of 4 or more smoke alarms. Call us today to schedule your appointment!
 
Free CO Detector Coupon
 
 
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Reminder to Check Smoke and CO Detector

 
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At ARC Electric Company we care about our customers. This is your monthly reminder to check your smoke alarms and CO detector!
 

Testing Your Smoke Alarms
*Smoke alarms should be maintained according to manufacturer’s instructions.
*Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
*Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning to keep smoke alarms working. The instructions are included in the package or can be found on the internet.
*Smoke alarms need a new battery at least once a year. If the alarm chirps, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.

 

Testing Your CO Detector
*Test CO alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button to ensure it is drawing electrical power. It will emit high-pitched, loud beeping, usually louder than a smoke detector. During this test it will also speak to you.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the CO detector and knows how to respond.
*If the audible trouble signal sounds, check for low batteries and replace. If it still sounds, call the fire department.
*Replace CO detectors every 7 years.

 

ARC Electric Company is offering a FREE CO Detector with the purchase and installation of 4 or more smoke alarms. Call us today to schedule your appointment!
 
Free CO Detector Coupon

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Monthly Reminder – Smoke & CO Detector

 
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At ARC Electric Company we care about our customers. This is your monthly reminder to check your smoke alarms and CO detector!
 

Testing Your Smoke Alarms
*Smoke alarms should be maintained according to manufacturer’s instructions.
*Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
*Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning to keep smoke alarms working. The instructions are included in the package or can be found on the internet.
*Smoke alarms need a new battery at least once a year. If the alarm chirps, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.

 

Testing Your CO Detector
*Test CO alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button to ensure it is drawing electrical power. It will emit high-pitched, loud beeping, usually louder than a smoke detector. During this test it will also speak to you.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the CO detector and knows how to respond.
*If the audible trouble signal sounds, check for low batteries and replace. If it still sounds, call the fire department.
*Replace CO detectors every 7 years.

 

ARC Electric Company is offering a FREE CO Detector with the purchase and installation of 4 or more smoke alarms. Call us today to schedule your appointment!
 
Free CO Detector Coupon
 
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