Fire Damage Restoration Specialists Promote Smoke Detector Maintenance

If you haven’t done so already, change your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries. Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors save thousands of lives each year. Again and again we see homes and lives destroyed due to missing or dead batteries. This is one of the most effective ways you can avoid this tragedy.

Fire damage restoration experts also indicate to clean your smoke detectors. They do acquire dust and allergens that get stuck in its coils and can cause a delayed response or no response at all. You can wipe it down while cleaning or run a vacuum cleaner hose over it to pick up extra dust that can get stuck in the cracks. If you notice your smoke detector isn’t piping up when your cooking causes a lot of smoke (hey, it happens!), it may be time to pick up a new smoke detector. They’re relatively cheap and many fire departments will give you one for free if you can’t afford to buy one.

Our fire damage restoration specialists also advise that you test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors monthly to make sure they’re working properly. Make it a habit to press the test button once a month when you’re changing your sheets or doing some other monthly chore. Again, if you discover it’s not working, be sure to obtain a new one right away.

Fire prevention is not just about saving your home from the expense of a fire restoration job, it’s also about saving lives. Please make sure your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order. Contact your local fire department if you aren’t able to buy one. If they can’t provide one, they should be able to provide you information with an organization that can.

Service Area

Now providing service to Hilton Head, SC in conjunction with longtime local contractor Ranney & Sons Construction

New Jersey

  • Burlington
  • Mercer
  • Middlesex
  • Monmouth
  • Ocean


  • Bucks

South Carolina

  • Beaufort County

Why Choose Us?

  • Free Estimates
  • Available 24/7
  • Direct Insurance Billing Available
  • Certified in Water & Mold Restoration
  • State Certified Building Contractor
  • State Certified Roofing Contractor

The team that was sent to our house was wonderful. Their experience and professionalism in our situation was outstanding. I was concerned about our children and they took every precaution (air purifier, microbial spray) to keep them safe. Not only did they have good work ethics, they were personable and caring as well.

Angela and Scott S.