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July 12,2019

How to Wire Smoke Detectors

Modern day electrical codes and regulations require smoke detectors to be installed in every home and commercial property. Since flames can quickly spread before being detected by the human senses, it is important to have an alarm that can alert people to the presence of smoke. However, battery operated smoke detectors are not always the most reliable variety of smoke detectors, and many home and business owners are choosing to upgrade their existing unit as a result. At Mr. Electric of Fort Worth, we offer premium residential and commercial electrical services including smoke and carbon dioxide detector installation, repair, replacement and maintenance services. Are you wondering how a qualified electrician installs a hardwired smoke detector? Are you considering making the switch yourself? Here is some more information about the process, so you can make the best decision for your unique needs. 

Why Is It Important to Have a Hardwired Smoke Detector? 

Many people neglect to replace the batteries inside their smoke detector, rendering them useless during an emergency. Hardwired smoke detectors may have batteries as an emergency backup source of power but are also connected to your electrical system, so your detectors are much more reliable in an urgent situation. 

How Are Hardwired Smoke Detectors Installed? 

Are you wondering what the steps are for properly installing a hardwired smoke detector? 

  • Step One – Shut off the power supply to avoid safety hazards
  • Step Two – Cut Holes in the wall stud or ceiling joist and prepare for installation
  • Step Three – Properly run the wiring
  • Step Four – Attach wiring to electrical boxes
  • Step Five – Properly secure the electrical boxes in place
  • Step Six – Connect the wiring from the smoke detector to the circuit 

Reasons to Hire a Professional Electrician for Your Smoke Detector Installation 

While some Do It Yourself projects can be easily performed by a handy homeowner, electrical work is always best performed by someone with professional training and experience. Mistakes made during the complicated installation process could result in personal injury, property damage or a dysfunctional alarm. When you hire a certified electrician for the job, you can rest assured that your new investment is in good hands every step of the way. Our team of licensed professionals will work one on one to find a customized solution that works best for your needs, lifestyle and budget. Our specialists have a lot of experience installing hardwired smart smoke detectors and are ready to help you get the results you want. 

Do You Need Help from a Licensed Electrician? Call Mr. Electric of Fort Worth Today 

Is it time for you to upgrade to a hardwired smoke detector? Then call the experts at Mr. Electric of Fort Worth. Our certified, licensed and insured electricians are always ready to come to the rescue. Contact our office for more information about our wide range of commercial and residential offerings or to schedule a convenient appointment with an experienced electrician in Fort Worth, Benbrook, Lake Worth, White Settlement, Burleson, Weatherford, Aledo, Haslet, Saginaw, Arlington, HEB, Keller, North Richland Hills, Southlake or a nearby North Texas area community.