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AJ Danboise has been built on a heritage of integrity and innovation dating back to 1925.  We're a third generation family owned and operated business. 

Today we provide complete heating, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, indoor air quality, and drain cleaning services to homeowners in Wayne, Oakland and Livingston County Michigan.

You can trust us to respond quickly to your needs, make recommendations based on our extensive knowledge and provide you with complete information and guaranteed upfront pricing before proceeding with any work.

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  • 6 Space Heater Safety Tips You Need to Know
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    Using a Space Heater to Keep Warm? Follow These Tips.

    We know you’re ready for the spring season, but hold tight for just a little bit longer, because we’re still in the grips of winter. While you prop your feet up near your space heater and dream about all the fun outdoor activities you can’t wait to take part in come warmer weather, make sure to keep these important space heater safety tips in mind. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) estimates that nearly 65,000 homes catch fire every year due to heating equipment. Don’t get so lost in your thoughts that you become a statistic. Always be vigilant.

    1. Inspect Before Using

    With any electrical device, you should always inspect it prior to use. Check for frayed wiring, loose connections and cracks. If you don’t feel that it’s up to par, you’re better off replacing it with a new system. Continuing to use a worn heater only puts you and your home at risk.

    2. Be Smart with Placement

    Where you place your space heater could mean the difference between life and death. It only takes one small error to ignite a devastating fire. For good measure, follow these guidelines when determining the safest place for your heater:

    • Make sure to place it on a flat, stable and non-flammable surface. Keep your heater off carpet because it can cause your system to overheat and start a fire.
    • Keep a three-foot buffer zone around your heater. Keep it far away from anything flammable such as paper, clothing and rugs.
    • If you have a pet, keep it out of their reach. You can do this by either not allowing them into the room where the heater is, or by setting up a gate.
    • Do not place it near furniture, draperies or tapestries.

    3. Don’t Leave It Unattended

    No matter how desperate you are to keep the living room or bedroom warm for when you return, it’s better to be safe. Make a habit of turning your heater off whenever you leave the room. Further, never leave your pets alone in a room with a heater. Whether you have a cat or dog, they’re bound to be a little curious, and perhaps even a little reckless.

    4. Turn Your Heater Off Before Going to Bed

    If you can’t keep an eye on your heater, turn it off. Nearly 80 percent of home fire deaths are caused by space heaters. Going to bed with your space heater on puts you in a vulnerable position. If a blanket, sheet or pillow were to fall on it, it could easily cause a fire to break out. For your safety and peace of mind, turn it off before you go to bed.

    5. Plug It Directly into the Outlet

    Never use an extension cord or power strip with your heater, as both can overheat and spark a fire, not to mention an extension cord is a tripping hazard, making way for a whole host of other problems.       

    6. Install Adequate Smoke Alarms

    Make sure your home is equipped with plenty of smoke alarms, and test them often to ensure they’re working properly. Follow these tips on smoke alarm safety:

    • Install an alarm inside every sleeping area as well as on the outside of each door.
    • There should be an alarm on every floor, including your basement.
    • Both your kitchen and living room should have alarms. Keep the kitchen alarm 10 feet from cooking appliances to help prevent false alarms.
    • Test your smoke alarms once a month by pressing the “test” button. If you have an alarm with a non-replaceable 10-year battery, replace the entire alarm when it begins to chirp. If it uses regular batteries, simply replace them.
    • Interconnect all your smoke alarms so that when one goes off, the others will follow.

    Regardless of what heating system you use to stave off your bitterness toward the winter weather, make sure to practice safety on all accounts! Whether you use a furnace, boiler, electric blanket or space heater to keep warm, always be cautious. When it comes to using an additional heating source such as an electric blanket or a space heater, remember that it should not be your sole method for heating

    Check out these additional home heating safety tips:


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    Written on Thursday, 16 March 2017 17:35 in Heating Read 123 times

Plumbing & Drain Cleaning

Quality Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Services We Offer:
  • Kitchen Plumbing
  • Leak Detection and Repair
  • Sink Replacement
  • Faucet Replacement
  • Dishwasher Installation
  • Garbage Disposal Repair & Replacement
  • Icemaker Lines
  • Instant Hot Water Installation
  • Bathroom Plumbing
  • Sink Repair and Replacement
  • Faucet Repair
  • Bath Tub and Shower Installation
  • Toilet Repair and Replacement
  • Shower Pan Repair and Replacement
  • Outdoor Faucets (Silcocks)
  • Water Heater Repair and Replacement
  • Tankless Water Heater Installation and Repair
  • Sump Pumps
  • Garage Utility Sinks
  • Gas Connections
  • Gas Valves
  • Water Line Repair and Replacement
  • Indoor Sewer Line Repair and Replacement
  • Main Sewer Lines Blockages
  • Laundry Tub Installation and Replacement
  • Shut Off Valves
  • Supply Valves
  • Pressure Regulator Valves
  • Whole House Water Filtration
  • Drinking Water Purification Systems
  • Sewer Line & Drain Cleaning
  • Bathroom and Kitchen Sink Drain Snaking
  • Toilet Drain Clearing
  • Floor Drain Cleaning, Including Preventative Snaking
  • Slow or Clogged Bath Tub and Shower Drains
  • Bio-Clean Dealer
  • RootX Dealer
  • Gas Piping

Electrical

Quality Electrical Services We Offer:
  • Service Panel Upgrades
  • Bathroom Lighting, Fan, and Heat
  • Circuit Breaker Conversions
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Outdoor & Security Lighting
  • GFCI Receptacles
  • Indoor Lighting
  • Appliance Hook Up
  • Hot Tub Hook Up
  • Spa Hook Up
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Thermostats
  • Back-Up Power Supply/Generators
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Outlet Repair and Installation
  • Repair and Install Switches
  • Dimmer Switch Repair and Installation
  • Whole-House Surge Protection

Heating & Air Conditioning

Quality Heating and Air Conditioning Services We Offer:
  • Annual Furnace Tune-Up & Inspection
  • Annual Air Conditioning Maintenance & Inspection Detailed Video Inspection of Heat Exchangers
  • Prompt Service 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week
  • Air Conditioning (AC) Repair and Installation
    • We're a Trane Authorized Dealer and Install Trane Air Conditioners
  • Furnace Repair and Installation
    • We're a Trane Authorized Dealer and Install Trane Furnaces
  • Boiler Repair 
    • Utica Boiler Installer
  • Electronic Air Cleaner Repair and Installation
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Duct Cleaning & Duct Work
  • Whole House Humidification

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality Services We Offer:
  • Air Purification
  • Air Filtration
  • Air Filter Replacements
  • U.V. Lights
  • Air-To-Air Exchanger
  • CO Detection
  • Electronic Air Cleaner Filter Replacements
  • Smoke Detection
  • Duct Cleaning & Sealing
  • Humidifiers
  • Humidifier Pad Replacements

Professional Affiliations

Trane Comfort Speciaist     Farmington Chamber    Nexstar    Generac Generators

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