Technology has made such a difference in our lives, especially by making some aspects of life considerably more convenient and safe. Where would we be without the modern day tools and materials to alert us to danger, help us fix our homes and keep us safe?
Even for those who are against having major pieces of technology in their homes, there are a few necessary items. We’ll be discussing a few of the most essential pieces of smart technology you should install in your home to keep you safe throughout this blog post.
In the early 1900s, homeowners had a 1 in 10 chance of dying in their home due to a fire. This statistic has dropped drastically to 1 in 100 all thanks to the inexpensive smoke detector. The modern-day smoke detector that most of us are now familiar with has been around since 1995, and as of 2013, it is now estimated that smoke detectors are installed in 96 percent of homes in the United States.
These are an incredibly useful piece of technology that every homeowner should invest in. There are so many causes of house fires that can easily be prevented but, in the case that a fire does start, a smoke detector could save your life by giving you the chance to escape your burning home.
Did you know that carbon monoxide poisoning is the second most common cause of non-medicinal poisoning deaths? According to the Center for Disease Control, carbon monoxide poisoning is responsible for 10,000 poisonings every year.
Carbon Monoxide poisoning happens as a result of fuel-burning appliances generating this poisonous gas, and because the gas is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, it is incredibly difficult to detect without a sensor.
Water Leak Detectors
While fires have the potential to be more destructive, water damage is far more likely to occur in your home, even if you don’t live in a flood-prone area. Water damage can be the result of many factors including leaking sinks, a faulty water heater, a burst pipe, or a split hose. Installing a water leak detector won’t prevent these leaks from happening, but it will alert you to any out of the ordinary moisture in a particular area.
They work similarly to smoke detectors; they recognize high levels of moisture and begin beeping to alert you to its presence. The best places for installing these is under sinks, in your laundry room, and near the water heater. These detectors could save you hundreds or even thousands in water damage repairs.
If you ever find yourself dealing with water damage in your home don’t hesitate to reach out to the water damage restoration experts at W.B. Arthur. Feel free to give us a call or visit our website for more information on how we can help you get through this situation with the least amount of damage as possible.