It’s that time of year again. On Sunday, March 11, the clocks were set ahead one hour. But, officials recommend you check something else twice a year that could save the lives of you and your children.
Experts recommend that Daylight Savings be the time when you check your smoke alarms to make sure the batteries are new and working properly.
The following information was provided via the Safe Kids Worldwide blog.
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. And enjoy the extra daylight from all your friends at Safe Kids.