Home Services

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Safety is our first, second, and only priority.

A smoke detector is the very best way to protect your family from a fire emergency. Plus, many homes in Alberta use natural gas, so carbon monoxide detectors are an absolute must.

It is not uncommon for a new home and condo owners to need their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors inspected or replaced after they move in.


Locations

This service is currently available in Calgary, Edmonton and their surrounding area.


Pricing

Since every project is unique, our pricing is all estimate based. Don’t worry about receiving a surprise bill though. We’ll go over the cost of the entire project with you before the work begins.


What to expect

  • Give our home happiness advisors a call to book this service or request a quote through the website. You can also request through the Rümi app available in both the Google Play and Apple App stores.
  • Our expert techs will help you determine what detector would work best for your home's wiring and set the appointment for install.
  • The tech will come by and complete the install and review the new detectors with you before they leave.

 

Why Rümi?

Think of us as a trusted concierge for your home. We partner with local service experts who share our values and meet our rigorous safety, skill and happiness standards. We've done the legwork, groundwork and straight-up work-work so you don't have to. 

Our guiding mission is to create homeowner happiness, one smile at a time.

  • When should I get my smoke and carbon monoxide detectors replaced?

    You should consider replacing your detectors with new models every 7-10 years.

  • Do I have to hard-wire my detector?

    Wiring smoke or carbon monoxide detectors into your home’s main electrical source is often the safest and most reliable option since it doesn’t require battery power—but the wiring is not something you want to get wrong.

    Enlist the help of our expert electricians to ensure your units work as they should and when they need to. There’s simply no room for error.

    If there’s a fire in the building the electricity to your home may be cut off. If this happens, the backup battery will kick in to alert you to danger.

  • Why can’t I just rely on battery power?

    The problem with batteries is that they quickly drain and should be replaced every 6 months, but we know life gets busy and sometimes homeowners forget to keep up with that replacement schedule.

  • Are plug-in carbon monoxide detectors okay?

    Plug-in carbon monoxide detectors are a popular option and they don’t require additional wiring. (Smoke detectors are rarely found in plug-in options because smoke rises in a room and therefore the detectors need to be located along the ceiling to better protect you).

    Also, while power loss is often a result of fire, carbon monoxide issues rarely, if ever, cause power outages. Your plug-in carbon monoxide detector is almost completely guaranteed to work in the presence of a carbon monoxide issue.

  • Where should my carbon monoxide detectors be installed?

    At least one carbon monoxide detector must be installed on each floor of the home, including the basement. Ideally, you’ll want to install a carbon monoxide detector inside or directly outside of each bedroom or sleeping area. The effects of carbon monoxide are nearly impossible to detect when sleeping. If CO is detected, the alarm will sound to alert and wake you.