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If you want to protect your home and family from the dangers of smoke and fire, then it is crucial you have smoke detectors installed by the licensed electricians at Capricorn Electric.

How to Keep Your Smoke Detector in Top Shape

Besides installing a smoke detector in Pennsylvania, the most effective thing you can do to keep your family safe from fires is to test your smoke detectors regularly and replace the batteries twice a year. 

To prevent false alarms, smoke detectors should be installed at least 10 feet from cooking appliances. We do not suggest trying to install smoke detectors yourself—a professional is your best bet if you want to make sure that it will work when you need it most, and you won’t have any malfunctions or false positives.

Do I Need New Smoke Detectors?

Local and state laws require smoke alarms in a variety of places. Every bedroom needs one, as well as hallways, kitchens, staircases, and a number of other areas.


If you’re relying on old battery-powered smoke alarms, you should upgrade to a wired smoke detector system. This protects you 24/7/365 without the annoying beeping of a low-battery alarm. Wired smoke detectors do have a backup battery in place for double coverage, but you simply need to test them occasionally and change them when needed.


Consider new smoke detector installation in any of these situations:

  • After home remodeling
  • After converting a spare room to a bedroom
  • When your smoke alarms are more than 10 years old
  • If your smoke alarm has failed a test


Call Our Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide Detector Experts

Homeowners with questions or concerns regarding smoke detector or carbon monoxide detector placement, installations, or repair should contact our electricians. Our technicians are licensed and trained to handle any electrical project, no matter how big or small.

You will want to ensure that your smoke detector is installed accurately because these devices are essential in moments of need. We respect your home and your time, so we guarantee on-time arrivals to scheduled appointments.

When you need fire alarm and smoke detector services, trust Capricorn Electric! Contact us online to learn more, or give us a call to set a date for your service!


Frequent Questions

What do emergency electricians do?

An emergency electrician is an electrician who will come out at short notice with no prior appointment to fix an electrical problem that has just occurred.

What do electrical repairs do?

Electrical repairs involve a wide variety of services, ranging from major installation, or rewiring your home, to changing out a broken light switch or receptacle. It is often a difficult task to diagnose a particular electrical issue at home without the help of a trained professional.

What is the first thing to do in an electrical emergency?

Unplug the appliance and turn the power off at the premise’s main power switchboard to avoid any further damage. If there’s a burning smell, smoke, or fire, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency services.

Can a handyman do electrical work?

Remember handymen who aren’t qualified electricians can do basic electrical work but can’t do work that requires certification. It’s highly recommended that if you require certificated work to be carried out that you hire a qualified electrician.