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Smoke alarm installation cost

How much does it cost to install a smoke alarm? It's difficult to give a specific answer because there are many products advertised as easy to install by hand. But is this really true?

Installation methods of household smoke alarm

This article will take a Wisualarm smoke alarm as an example. Like 10 Years battery included smoke alarm. Fix the bottom cover of the product on the ceiling according to the screws and expansion bolts included in the product packaging. This step requires the use of a drilling tool. Believe everyone may all have a hand-held drilling machine, and then fix the product itself by rotating it, on the bottom cover. If you have a drilling machine, the whole process is really easy and simple. That's true. It really costs nothing.

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Image 1: Wisualarm Product Package and Installation Position

Of course, there is another free way to install it, which is to stick it on the product with double-sided 3M adhesive and install the other side on the ceiling.

Installation method of mains powered smoke alarm

So, which type of smoke detector might you need to spend money to install? We speculate that it is mains powered smoke alarm. If you do not have sufficient experience in installing and wiring this product, you need to hire a professional installer to install it. There are three difficulties in installing this product:

  1. Each country has different requirements for cabling. For example, installation in the UK needs to follow the new harmonized cable color coding as specified in BS7671.
  2. Ensure that the product is permanently connected to the building's fixed wiring in a suitable junction box so that the product can be in normal working condition.
  3. The wiring method needs to strictly follow the different types of wires in the junction box, such as live wires, neutral wires, and interconnecting wires (if necessary)


Image 2: Wisualarm Mains Powered Smoke Alarm

So, how much does it cost to hire a professional electrician installer? Normally,  the installation service fee is about 50-250 pounds. However, according to changes in the economic situation, the installation service fee has also changed greatly, and labor costs have become more and more expensive. high. Of course, it is understandable to spend some money if it can solve your installation problems. If this were you, how much would you be willing to spend to hire a professional installer?

We have added an installers program on this website. If you are interested, please feel free to consult us for more information about hiring installers. Of course, if you are a professional installer, you can also consult us and we will recommend the most suitable business for you based on your current location.


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