Today’s post is short and sweet, but the message is imperative. When you change your clocks this weekend, take a few extra minutes to check the operation of your smoke detectors. A few extra minutes could save your life. It has been my experience that smoke detectors do save lives, but only when they work.
- Battery operated detectors should be checked at least twice per year.
- Keep some extra 9 volt batteries on hand
- Smoke detectors are designed to last for 10 years. Time flies by so maybe your detector needs to be replaced.
for more info on smoke detectors, visit: http://www.firesafetycouncil.com/english/pubsafet/safact.htm