Smoke detectors are a proven way to save lives and property when a fire strikes. Quick detection is key and can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of any fire or smoke-related emergency. Selecting, installing, and maintaining the smoke detectors in your home and business is one of the most important things you can do to keep yourself, your family, and your employees safe. Let’s take a closer look at some aspects to consider when installing, upgrading, or replacing your smoke detectors.


Not all brands are equal and that is especially true for smoke detectors. A residential electrician or commercial electrician will be familiar with which brands are reliable and which are not. Don’t make the mistake of installing an inferior smoke detector to save a few bucks. It could cost you your home, business, and, worst, the lives of you and your loved ones or co-workers.

Professional Installation

It is important to have your smoke detectors professionally installed by a residential electrician or commercial electrician. A licensed electrician can conduct an electrical safety inspection and make sure you have the recommended number of smoke detectors properly installed.

Regular Testing and Maintenance

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, all smoke detectors in your home or commercial building should be tested at least once a month. The batteries should be replaced once a year. If you hire Top Flight Electric to conduct your electrical safety inspection, our licensed electrician will do this for you. The smoke detectors themselves should be replaced every 10 years.

Top Flight Electric is the preferred residential electrician and commercial electrician serving all of Polk County including Lakeland, Winter Haven, Lakeland Heights, Lake Alfred, Haines City, Eagle Lake, Lake Wales, Mountain Lake, and Davenport. As one of the area’s trusted Generac dealers, we can also recommend and install a safe and reliable generator for your home or business. When in need of a licensed electrician, Polk County residents trust Top Flight Electric. Give us a call to learn more today!

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