Lauren Depew

Change your smoke alarm batteries while you "spring forward" this weekend

Blog Post created by Lauren Depew Employee on Mar 8, 2013

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To kick off Daylight Savings Time, clocks “spring forward” at 2am Sunday morning. Before everyone goes to bed tomorrow, they'll change all of the clocks throughout their homes to reflect the time change. NFPA wants to remind everyone that this might also be a good time to change the batteries in all of your home's smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. 


To stay safe, replacing batteries in all smoke alarms should be done at least once a year, but changing them while changing all of your clocks serves as a great reminder. In addition, smoke alarms should be tested once a month and if an alarm “chirps”, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.


[For more smoke alarm safety tips, check out our downloadable tip sheet | http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=1647&itemID=39905&URL=Safety%20Information/For%20consumers/Fire%20&%20safety%20equipment/Smoke%20alarms/Smoke%20alarm%20safety%20tips]. 


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