Time to check your smoke detectors
This weekend is Daylight Savings!
At 2 AM on Sunday, March 10, 2019 our clocks spring forward. While you are changing your clocks and other timepieces, take the opportunity to also check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
It takes just a few seconds to press the “test” button on your alarms to make sure they work. If you have battery operated smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today — replace the batteries.
Important tips when it comes to smoke detectors:
- Change your smoke alarm every 10 years.
- Never use a rechargeable battery.
- Install smoke alarms in hallways, near bedrooms and ensure nothing will block smoke from reaching the detector.
These simple tips will help protect yourself and family members from fire and carbon monoxide dangers in your home. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can only alert you of dangers and give you time to escape … if … they … work.
Looking for more fire safety tips from Emerald Management & Realty Ltd., read Every second counts, plan 2 ways out
Whether its spring forward or back, changing your clocks is a great reminder to also test your smoke and carbo monoxide detectors.
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