Are smoke alarms hard to install?
If your smoke alarms are hard wired, that is wired into the electrical system, you will need to have a qualified electrician do the initial installation or install replacements. For battery powered smoke alarms, all you will need for installation is a screw driver. Some brands are self adhesive and will easily stick to the wall or ceiling where they are placed. For all smoke alarm installations, be sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions because there are differences between the various brands. If you are uncomfortable standing on a ladder, ask a relative or friend for help. If no one can help you install the detector, The Belleville Fire Department will be happy to do so. Call 618-234-2236 to set up an appointment.

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1. How often do I need to replace my smoke detectors?
2. What types of smoke alarms are available?
3. Where should I put smoke alarms in my house?
4. Where would I get smoke alarms?
5. Are smoke alarms hard to install?
6. How do I keep my smoke alarm working?
7. What if the alarm goes off while I’m cooking?
8. How long will my smoke alarm last?