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Smoke Detector Installation

One installation service you may not have considered—but really should—is smoke and carbon monoxide detector installation. These critical safety devices can help keep your family and home safe, and for business owners, are often required.

Rather than run the risk that your smoke or carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are defective, broken, outdated, or other issues, you can count on the professional electricians at HedgeHog Electric. Our team of electricians can make sure that your CO and smoke detectors are hardwired correctly and well-maintained so that these machines provide the safety that they should.

Why Have Electrical Professionals Install Your Detector

While it is possible to buy and mount your own battery-operated smoke detectors, there are many reasons why it may be better to have a professional residential electrician install your new detectors.

Dual powered system – With professionally installed smoke detectors, they are hardwired into your home’s electrical system. There are still batteries to act as a backup, but with hardwired smoke detectors, you can rely on them to remain powered no matter what so that your property is continually protected.

Allows greater detector variety – Battery-operated CO and smoke detectors are limited in what variety they come in, where hardwired detectors provide more choices. However, most homeowners only feel comfortable installing the limited battery-operated detectors.

Avoid damage during installation – Rather than run the risk of installing your own smoke detectors, you can rely on our electricians. They have all the necessary tools, from stable ladders to the right electrical tools, so nothing in your home—from your walls to yourself—is damaged during your smoke detector installation.

Efficient installation and troubleshooting – When you opt to have professional electricians install your detectors, you can enjoy having the work done quickly and efficiently, rather than struggle with the unfamiliar task on your own. Also, once the work is completed, our electricians will ensure that everything works properly before wrapping up the job site.

Up-to-code installation – Depending on your property type and what kind of smoke detector you choose, there are different building codes you will need to abide by. A professional electrician will know the necessary codes to ensure you are compliant.

Types Of Smoke Detectors Available

There are many different types of smoke detectors available now. With more options, you can choose the most effective way to protect your home.

Hardwired Smoke Detectors

Rather than have a battery-operated smoke detector chirp at you when the battery is low, you can opt for hardwired smoke detectors. These detectors are wired into your existing electrical system—with backup batteries if the power goes offline—and provide consistent protection for your home or business.

Also, as hardwired smoke detectors are wired into your main electrical system, you will need one of our professional electricians to perform the installation and to maintain the system.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas that is created by burning fuel—usually output by things like cars and gas appliances like stoves and dryers. There is no way to detect CO on your own, as it is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. Some companies add scent to their fuel so that homeowners can be warned about rising carbon monoxide levels, but it is best not to count on this circumstance.

Many modern smoke detectors have built-in carbon monoxide detectors, but not all of them do. So if your current detectors lack CO monitoring, you can either opt to swap them out or add CO-specific detectors to your home.

Combination Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Detectors

While many modern smoke detectors have the capacity to detect carbon monoxide, many of the battery-operated ones still lack that ability. So, if you want to ensure you are protected as much as possible, choosing a combination hardwired smoke and CO detector is your best option.

Wireless Smoke Detectors

Some smoke detector systems can be interconnected and communicated via hardwiring connection. However, you can also choose a wireless system, where the smoke detectors communicate between units by using RF radio waves.

With an interconnected wireless system, your entire smoke detector system will alert if one of the units detects smokes. This alert system can be especially important if you have a large property or a multi-story home.

Smart Detector Systems

If you are looking for your next smart home upgrade, you may want to have a smart detector system installed. With smart smoke detectors, you can monitor and maintain your detector system from your smartphone.

Depending on the type of smart detector system you choose, you can test the alarm system, receive alerts when something is detected and you are away from home, turn off alarms, and other features.

Commercial Smoke Detector Installation In Utah

Most commercial businesses which have a storefront or office will have safety regulations which stipulate the requirement of smoke detectors. To provide optimal safety, HedgeHog Electrical has an array of commercial electrical services, ranging from commercial wiring inspection to hardwiring an interconnected system of smoke detectors.

Also, as our entire team of electricians is made up of licensed professionals, you can be assured that the work will be done up to building code regulations.

Have Your Current Smoke Detectors Inspected

If you currently have smoke and/or CO2 detectors, you can also benefit from having them inspected. That way, you can feel assured that they are working properly and protecting your property as expected. Also, if our electricians find an issue, they can troubleshoot and determine the source of the problem.

To discuss your smoke detector installation needs, contact us today! We are happy to consult with you on the right areas to place your detectors and make recommendations on which ones will best suit your needs.

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