Daylight savings time ends November 5. It’s time to “fall back,” set your clocks back one hour and make sure your home is safe! Now is the perfect time to check the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
You should test your alarms at least once a month to ensure they are working properly, and if your alarms use regular batteries, replace them every six months. The detector itself should be replaced at least every ten years. If you hear that ‘chirping’ sound, it’s time for new batteries!
Is someone in your house hard of hearing? Invest in alarms with features like strobe lights or bed shakers in case of an emergency.