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Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector Install

What's included with carbon monoxide detector or smoke detector installation service?

Estimate is for installation of 1 detector

Installing customer-supplied mounting plate and remodel box

Running wiring to mounting location

Wiring detector and attaching to mounting plate

Installing backup batteries as needed and testing device


Why do I need a pro for carbon monoxide detector or smoke detector installation?

Installing good, working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home is one of the best ways to keep your family safe. For something this important, a hardwired detector, with backup batteries, is a great choice. A pro can help you determine the most effective placement for your detector, hardwire and mount it in place, and ensure the detector works as it should once installed.


What do I need to do before my carbon monoxide detector or smoke detector installation appointment?

Please have on hand the wired—not battery-dependent—smoke and carbon monoxide detector you've purchased, along with all wires that came with it, before your appointment. Also, most hardwired detectors require a battery as a backup power source, so you should also plan to provide that, as well.


What's the difference between a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector?

Smoke detectors are designed to sound when they detect smoke from a fire. Carbon monoxide (CO), unlike smoke, has no odor and is invisible—and the source is typically a malfunctioning appliance; indoor coal, wood, or charcoal fire; car exhaust; or a portable generator. Accidental carbon monoxide-poisoning deaths tend to happen during power outages in winter, when people may use a fuel-burning appliance indoors, without ventilation. You can typically buy a combined detector for both smoke and carbon monoxide.


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