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TONY CANTELMO

A.D. Cantelmo Property Management
Our Business is Property Management Orange County California


Time to replace those alarms

We put smoke alarms in every bedroom and make sure that the carbon monoxide detectors are near bedrooms, but how do we really know they work.






Checking the alarms every six months is one good way to test the alarms, but is that enough. When talking to experts, they say that the old replaceable battery alarms are good for 3-5 years. I called Kidde, a company that makes both smoke and c/o alarms and they confirmed that. I also asked them about the new, non replaceable battery 10 year alarms and they said that they will last 5-7 years.

Combo Alarms

Many of the new 10 year alarms are combo alarms, which means that they will detect smoke and c/o. I just purchased new 10 year combo alarms for all the properties that I manage that have old alarms, and they also talk. They tell people to evacuate, so it makes the alarm more urgent. They are also supposed to alert, when they need to be replaced.

I check alarms every six months and now with the new combo alarms, batteries are not an issue anymore. I would say, that if you have the old battery replaceable alarms, it may be time to replace them. To start, at least put new combo alarms, near bedrooms and then you can replace all the alarms in the home one at a time.

Remember, you need a smoke alarm in each bedroom, so you might as well put a combo alarm when it’s time to replace, that way you know you are covered.






A.D. Cantelmo Property Management
Specializes in Property Management Orange County Ca.

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5 reviews 5.0 star rating 1/21/2016 I was tired of using a large management team to manage my investment property. I felt I was always on the back burner. I was recommended to Tony from a business associate, he assured me I would be very pleased. Well that was an understatement, Tony is amazing. He's above all honest and always available for my concerns. I'm not as well versed as other investors with property management and maintenance and tenant relations, Tony has been an excellent partner and has guided me through quite a bit of needed repairs and worked far beyond what was expected to help turn my little investment into quite a prosperous investment, If what your looking for is prompt return calls, honest direction and someone very knowledgeable with general contractors and real estate laws, Tony is your man. Angela

 

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5 reviews 5.0 star rating 1/21/2016 I was tired of using a large management team to manage my investment property. I felt I was always on the back burner. I was recommended to Tony from a business associate, he assured me I would be very pleased. Well that was an understatement, Tony is amazing. He's above all honest and always available for my concerns. I'm not as well versed as other investors with property management and maintenance and tenant relations, Tony has been an excellent partner and has guided me through quite a bit of needed repairs and worked far beyond what was expected to help turn my little investment into quite a prosperous investment, If what your looking for is prompt return calls, honest direction and someone very knowledgeable with general contractors and real estate laws, Tony is your man. Angela

 

~ Angela

"10 out of 10 I am so Happy Since I left my old company and I joined AD Cantelmo Property Co I am stress free I live in a different state and this company watches my house and always Mr Tony Cantelmo is on top of things I really want to thank you for what you do for me and I would really Recomend this Company to any and every one Thank You again. Shawn" ------------------- "I need to trust the people I work with and I trust Tony. He stays on tops of things, communicates well, and gets things done. He not only gets things done but he gets things done the right way. Jim"

 

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