Winter is upon us, and when the temperatures drop people run to turn on their furnaces. Before you turn on your heating system, it is important to check the batteries on your smoke detectors and carbon-monoxide detector to prevent severe injury to your family. As part of a responsible homeowner, you have a duty to take proper precautions to keep your family safe. Joe Knows Law always wants our clients to be as safe as possible to avoid personal injury. If a defective carbon monoxide or smoke detector has injured you, then you need to give Joe a call and schedule your consultation.
What is Carbon Monoxide?
Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that can kill quickly and quietly. Often, a broken furnace is the cause of a carbon monoxide leak. That is why most carbon monoxide poisonings occur during the winter. The only way to properly alert you to carbon monoxide in your home is through a carbon monoxide detector. A quality carbon monoxide detector is incredibly affordable and the benefits of having one far outweigh the heavy risks of not having one.
How to Pick a Safe Smoke Detector
There are many smoke detectors on the market today, some more technologically advanced than others. A basic smoke detector will loudly beep when smoke is present. There are also “smart” smoke detectors on the market that will alert your smartphone or another device if smoke is detected. Look for a smoke detector from a company that has a good reputation. Place fresh batteries in it on an annual basis and check that it is working once a season.
If a defective carbon monoxide detector or smoke detector has harmed you or your family, you have rights. You need the help of an experienced attorney to bring a defective product claim against the manufacturer. For more information on how to proceed with your claim, speak to your attorney.