Smoke Detector Installation & 5 Other Jobs You Didn't Know Your Handyman Could Do

While some homeowners have experience completing minor electrical and plumbing tasks around their property, others don't have the right tools or know-how to tackle jobs like smoke detector installation, stopping minor plumbing leaks, or installing a ceiling fan. If you fall into the second category, you need to call electricians and plumbers to handle those tasks in Anne Arundel County—or do you?

Actually, that's not always necessary! There’s another option for Anne Arundel smoke detector installation and similar jobs. Your local, multi-skilled handyman can efficiently take care of basic electrical and plumbing tasks around your residential or commercial property—along with dozens of other home repairs that range from patching drywall to bathroom remodeling.

When you need someone trustworthy to provide smoke detector installation service or complete other basic electrical and plumbing work, rely on the experienced professionals at Mr. Handyman of Anne Arundel and North PG for high-quality workmanship and superior customer service. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of excellence in everything we do!

Electrical Fixture Repair & Installation

If you're not comfortable climbing a ladder and tinkering around with your breaker box and electrical connections, or weren’t able to find an available electrician, your local Anne Arundel handyman can take care of minor electrical work quickly. That way, you can have peace of mind knowing the job was done safely and correctly.

Carbon Monoxide Detector & Smoke Detector Installation

You may not think you need a smoke detector installation service if you already have carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in your home. However, if you disabled them because you were tired of false alarms, or it’s been a while since the batteries were changed, it’s absolutely critical to make an appointment with the pros at Mr. Handyman.

Did you know that in Anne Arundel, smoke detectors are required by law to be hard-wired or have a 10-year sealed battery? Sealed-in batteries are tamper-resistant and eliminate the burden of remembering to change the batteries regularly. Your home’s specific requirements for smoke alarm installation will also vary based on when it was built. New homes are required to have one in every bedroom, in the common areas outside of bedrooms, and on every level. If you own an older home, ensure you’re following the specific smoke detector installation requirements based on your property’s age.

If your home currently has conventional smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that require frequent maintenance and battery replacement, we will schedule an appointment with you to convert them into 10-year sealed battery units. This change will make your home safer by ensuring you are alerted in the event of a disaster, without the hassle of changing the detectors’ batteries annually.

Correct carbon monoxide and smoke detector placement is crucial. They need to be in the proper location to keep your entire family safe and ensure you hear the alarms in the event of an emergency. You may need to have additional smoke detectors installed to ensure adequate coverage, especially if you have heavy sleepers in your household. It's also a good idea to have at least one backup for emergencies.

Ceiling Fan Installation

Are you looking for ways to save money on your energy bill? Installing a ceiling fan can have a surprising impact on energy costs. Heating and cooling costs are the single biggest utility expense for most homeowners because of all the energy your HVAC system uses to keep your property comfortable.

Ceiling fans improve air circulation. By stirring up cool air that settles near the floor, or pushing warm air down that rises to the ceiling, a fan can actually change the temperature in your house by about four or five degrees. That means you can adjust your furnace or AC by four degrees, so your HVAC uses less energy, and your house will still be at the perfect temperature.

Our service professionals will handle the entire fan installation process, including motor assembly, blade assembly, switch installation, and wiring, so you can relax in cool or cozy comfort while saving money.

Light Fixture & Wall Socket Repair

While your home or commercial business already has lights, you may need additional fixtures to brighten up dark corners, workspaces, dimly lit hallways, and other areas that need better illumination. Or maybe your old fixtures are overdue for an update. Perhaps you just need to move your lights, switches, or even your current smoke detector.

Whether you want to add new lights or replace your current styles, we can safely and securely install light fixtures—including outdoor lighting. We also handle repairs for loose switches and electrical wall sockets.

Plumbing Fixture Repair & Installation

Much like how one of our talented technicians can help you set up smoke detectors and complete other smaller electrical jobs, it’s not always necessary to call a specialist like a plumber for minor tasks such as installing or repairing faucets, sinks, and toilets. Our handyman team is experienced with basic plumbing repairs, and will take care of the following jobs quickly and efficiently.

Plumbing Fixture Installation

Need to have a new sink, faucet, or toilet put in? No problem! We can take out the old fixture and install the new one correctly. All you need to do is relax and enjoy your perfectly functioning plumbing system without any worries about leaks or future water damage. If your kitchen or bathroom has already suffered water damage from a broken fixture, we can make the necessary repairs—another reason why it’s helpful to have a multi-talented handyman on your side.

Our team is also capable of installing appliances such as a washing machine or dishwasher. Is installing a new plumbing fixture part of a bathroom remodel? Check out our top 10 Anne Arundel bathroom remodeling tips.

Minor Plumbing Leaks

Drip... drip... drip... do you hear that!? Minor leaks such as a dripping faucet or constantly running toilet aren't just obnoxious, they're also throwing money down the drain by wasting water that you have to pay for! In fact, leaky pipes and fixtures can waste an astonishing 10,000 gallons of water per year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We'll stop the dripping, so you can save money and restore the peace and quiet of your home.

Sump Pump Replacement

A sump pump protects your home or commercial property from flooding, and anyone in Anne Arundel County who has ever had to deal with the costly clean-up after a nasty basement flood will tell you it's well worth your time to avoid it.

Not sure if your unit is due for replacement? Here are some signs that indicate your home is not adequately protected due to a malfunctioning sump pump:

  • Its motor is a lot louder than it used to be, or is making strange noises

  • Pump vibrates excessively when running

  • Never stops running, even when water levels are low, or runs longer than necessary

  • Cycles on and off frequently

  • Visible rust or corrosion on pump

  • Your building has experienced frequent power outages, which can damage a sump pump

  • Motor isn't functioning at all or sometimes gets stuck

Rely on Your Local Handyman for Anne Arundel Smoke Detector Installation — And More!

If you're in Crofton, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, or another nearby area, you can depend on the team of service professionals at Mr. Handyman of Anne Arundel and North PG for expert workmanship and outstanding customer service—whether you need smoke detector installation or other home improvements.

Pick up the phone and contact us today at 410-593-1456 to chat with our friendly customer service staff about smoke detector assistance. Our team will get you booked in for a convenient appointment time. We'd love the opportunity to show you why we're the top choice for trustworthy local handyman services!