Posted by – Elizabeth Brennan, Executive Assistant
Daylight savings time ended early Sunday morning. As you turned your clocks back an hour, did you remember to change your smoke detector batteries?
Smoke detectors are the cheapest and best way to ensure you are alerted to a possible fire in your home. Just a few extra seconds of warning can save lives. Changing the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors should be part of your seasonal home maintenance routine and easy to remember if tied to the time change. The National Fire Protection Association also recommends testing your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries monthly.
The most common cause of a smoke alarm or carbon monoxide detector malfunction is worn or missing batteries. When functioning properly, smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half. This simple routine will help keep your loved ones and home safe.