According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. sees over a million fires each year—resulting in 3,000 deaths and 17,500 in injuries, not to mention $11.7 billion in property losses.
Having a properly functioning smoke detector or fire alarm in place can help save lives. And while smoke detector laws vary from county to county, it is nonetheless required from wherever you are located in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC. In Montgomery County, for example, battery-operated smoke alarms must be sealed and tamper-resistant with long-life batteries by 2018 and new homes built after July 2013 are required to have at least one in each bedroom or nearby in the hallway and in each common area of each floor.
If you don’t have working smoke detectors in your home or building, you need it fixed fast. Kolb Electric can provide you with reliable fire alarm installation, replacement, maintenance, and repair services to meet all your needs. Contact us for county-specific regulations and to schedule service today!
Fire Alarm Installation
Whether you need to update your home or building to meet regulations or you’ve just completed new construction, Kolb Electric can provide you with expert smoke detector installation. We keep up-to-date with state and local requirements, along with NFPA 72 safety regulations, to ensure your fire alarm is installed to the most recent fire and electrical codes, which can vary based on when your property was built and whether you are seeking fire alarm installation for a home or commercial facility.
Our fully trained electricians will also ensure that any large commercial facilities have the necessary smoke detectors in place with both visual and auditory alarms and an annunciator panel if needed.
Fire Alarm Repair & Replacement
If your smoke detector isn’t operating as it should, it’s a serious problem. Fortunately, many times these issues can be resolved with a simple cleaning or a battery replacement, such as continual fire alarm beeping, but there are times when a problem can signify the need for a more significant repair (such as rewiring) or even a replacement. If your fire alarm only works intermittently or isn’t working at all, that’s an obvious sign it needs to be replaced. We also recommend fire alarm replacement if you’re moving into an older home or have had your fire alarm system for over 10 years.
Fire Alarm Maintenance
Routine smoke detector maintenance ensures your fire alarm is working when an emergency occurs and gives you the peace of mind that comes with knowing it’s being regularly inspected for proper operation. Regular smoke detector maintenance should involve:
- Testing (this should occur at least once per month)
- Annual battery replacement
- Annual cleaning
Why Call Kolb Electric for Smoke Detector Service in the DC Area?
We are a family owned and operated business that has been providing smoke detector installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance services throughout the Baltimore and Washington, DC Metropolitan areas since 1925. We are committed to providing superior electrical services for residential spaces, as well as industrial, commercial, and construction businesses. The valuable advantages we can offer you are great service, high-quality products, and experienced workers at a competitive price.
With six local offices, five bucket trucks, and one of the largest fleets in the Mid-Atlantic region, we are able to handle any size project.
Our services cover everything from new wiring to electrical maintenance and troubleshooting. No matter what your smoke detector needs are, whether you’re building a new house or have a large industrial facility, we have the right solution, at the right price. Our electricians are fully licensed by state and local jurisdictions, ensuring that your electrical project will be installed to exact industry and code standards.
If you need help with your home or building’s smoke detectors and you’re looking for a quality job without the outrageous prices, contact us today to arrange for a free quote.
Our MD, DC, and VA electricians are…
- Courteous, professional, and punctual
- Knowledgeable and experienced
- Trained to handle any electrical issue or problem
- Accurate and efficient troubleshooters that can save you time and money
- Equipped with the latest diagnostic tools and parts
- Skilled in residential and commercial services
We service and install smoke detectors in:
MARYLAND:Adamstown, Annapolis, Arnold, Ashton, Aspen Hill, Baltimore, Bel Air, Beltsville, Bethesda, Bowie, Catonsville, Chevy Chase, Clarksburg, Clarksville, Cockeysville, College Park, Columbia, Damascus, Dundalk, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Glen Burnie, Hagerstown, Hampstead, Hyattsville, Ijamsville, Jessup, Kensington, La Plata, Lanham, Laurel, Laytonsville, Middletown, Montgomery Village, Mt. Airy, Myersville, New Market, Odenton, Olney, Pasadena, Potomac, Randallstown, Rockville, Sandy Spring, Severn, Silver Spring, Severn, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Temple Hills, Timonium, Towson, Upper Marlboro, Waldorf, Wheaton
VIRGINIA: Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Crystal City, Dale City, Dulles, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fort Belvoir, Great Falls, Herndon, Leesburg, Lincoln, Lorton, Manassas, McLean, Oakton, Purcellville, Reston, Springfield, Stafford, Sterling, Vienna, Woodbridge
Schedule Smoke Detector Service Today
For all your smoke detector needs in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, contact the electricians at Kolb Electric today! Call 877-287-1179 if you require emergency assistance—we’re available 24/7 to keep you safe and protected.