Time to Change Your Batteries!

3 Nov

It’s time again for the reminder!  With Daylight Savings Time being this weekend, it’s not only time to change the time on your clocks, it’s also the time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and make sure they are all in working order.  Well, unless you live in Arizona like me.  We don’t change the clocks, but I still check and change batteries in the smoke alarms.

Here is a message from Safe Kids Worldwide:


It’s that time of year again. On Sunday, November 3, the clocks go back, the days get shorter and families get an extra precious hour of sleep.

But what you may not know is that Daylight Savings is also a great time to check your smoke alarms to make sure the batteries are fresh.

Did you know that having a working smoke alarm doubles your chances of surviving a fire?

For the best protection, install smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside every sleeping area, and in every bedroom. Smoke alarms should be mounted high on walls or ceilings and tested monthly.

Check Your Batteries Once a Year

It’s important to replace smoke alarm batteries at least once a year, even if alarms are wired directly into your home’s electrical system. You may also want to consider installing a smoke alarm that has a 10-year battery for more peace of mind.

Reminder: Smoke alarms don’t last forever. They typically expire after 8-10 years. So if your alarm is more than 10 years old, it’s time to install a new one.

Want more fire safety tips? We’ve got you covered.

– See more at: http://www.safekids.org/blog-post/time-turn-your-clocks-back#sthash.ZaZRmYbm.dpuf

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