​Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Are you and your family protected from fires, smoke or carbon monoxide?

Do you have the smoke detectors installed? Are they installed in the right places and do you have enough? All three questions are as equally important.

When it comes to protection, we can’t emphasize enough how important it is to have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home and installed the correct places. We have seen to many homes in Birmingham not have smoke and carbon detectors.

With that said I would like to tell you a bit about smoke and carbon monoxide.

Did you know that most people that die in a house fire, dies from the smoke not because they were consumed by the fire? What’s even worse is this happens in their sleep, and if they do wake up, there is not enough time to escape the smoke that has consumed them. They have already breathed too much smoke, and the smoke can be so intense and thick you can’t see where you are going. If you are ever in a fire the best thing, you can do go to ground and crawl out as fast as you can to safety.

Carbon Monoxide is the known as the silent killer. Carbon Monoxide is dangerous because it’s colorless, odorless and a tasteless gas. Carbon Monoxide poisoning can cause severe illness, permanent health problems and even death?

Carbon monoxide is found in many household appliances, including gas stoves, dryers, water heaters, and furnaces and gas or wood fireplaces. If items like these are in poorly ventilated areas, carbon monoxide can build up and be deadly.

Now that we know of the risks I’m going to tell you how you avoid these problems and keep your loved ones, yourself and your home safe.

Installing smoke detectors, alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home is the best prevention.

Detectors will alert you and your family in the early stages of fire, smoke or a carbon monoxide threat if they are installed correctly and properly maintained.

Smoke and carbon detectors should be interconnected with each other and to your electrical system. Interconnected means: that all smoke detectors will communicate with each other in the event of an emergency. If there is a problem in the 2nd bedroom, you will know it in the master bedroom and vice versa.

Smoke detectors should also have battery backup. In the event that you lose power the detectors will still work for a short period of time.

Smoke detectors should be checked every few weeks to make sure they are performing and functioning correctly. Batteries should be changed out frequently too.

Death and injury can be avoided by taking just a few steps. If you do not have smoke detectors or carbon Monoxide detectors, please give the safety experts at Oxford Electric llc a call today. If you have any questions or concerns about your existing smoke detectors or need monthly maintenance, please give us a call.

Warning signs of Carbon Monoxide:

Dizziness
Headaches
Nausea
Light Headedness
Sleepiness
Fatigue or Weakness
Irregular Breathing
Vomiting
Shortness of Breath
Confusion
Chest Pain

Again, your safety is our number-one concern. Please call Oxford Electric llc  today, and we will make sure that your home has the correct number, placement and type of smoke detectors to safeguard your family.


Contact Information:
689 mountain rd. 
ohatchee al. 36271 
Phone: (256) 892-2300 
Fax: (866) 344-0927 

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday 7:00 AM to 4:00PM
Up Front Pricing

What exactly is up front pricing? Upfront pricing is giving an exact quote to the penny for any type of electrical repair or installation you may need. There are never hidden fees in our pricing. No surprises. We will show you the price up front, before any work is started in writing and the price will not change, guaranteed.

Would you rather have an upfront price for the things you want to purchase or would you like an open-ended ticket that you wouldn’t know what the bill is when the contractor is done? Here in Alabama you can turn on the news on any given night and see how an innocent consumer was ripped off by a contractor. It’s very unfortunate and having an up-front price in writing will protect you. Never hire a contractor that will not give you a price in writing with a full scope of work. 

Most consumers prefer to know an exact price; that's why we use a national standard Up Front Pricing guide. Oxford Electric llc only charges by the job, not by the hour.

There are never any hidden charges unlike time and material pricing. Time and material pricing has been a standard for many for a number of years, but we have found it's not fair to customers. Here are few reasons why:

• Homeowners have to constantly watch the clock and technician to make sure he is working. He has to make sure he hasn't gone to his van to many times. Talk too much or take cigarette breaks.

• Homeowners never know what the price is going to be until the job is done.

• No hidden charges or two or three-hour minimums.

• The contractor does not have to send expert electricians to the job, because if they get done to fast, that means they don't make as much money.

At Oxford Electric llc, you will not have to worry about the price or an opened ended ticket and afterwards get the surprise of your life. No matter, the size of the job, small or large, when our electrician arrives at your home or business, he will first evaluate what you need to have done and will then show you what the job will cost before the job starts. Never have one of those unpleasant surprises at the end of the job. We evaluate every job to ensure that we will provide you with the best and most cost-effective solutions.

Prices come from our standardized pricing guide right from our iPads. We will provide an Up Front price and go over every aspect of the estimate together. Prices will not be concocted out of thin air or based off of where you live or the type of home you live in. Everyone is treated the same.
We can send copies of your estimates, invoices and home inspections straight to your smart phone, tablet or computer. Just one more way our business is going green.

You don't have to worry about math mistakes or something added or not added. There is no confusing or hard to read handwriting either. Everything is spelled out. Giving everyone a clear picture of what is going to be done. To many times we have seen bad contracts where the homeowner is not covered. So call Oxford Electric llc today at 256-892-2300, or you can also use our online request form.