Smoke alarms on the list of 10 everyday items you probably need to replace

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Jan 24, 2015

Did you know that for a good night's sleep, you should replace your mattress every 8 years and your pillows every 2 years? And did you know that the American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months?

SmokeAlarmsSafetyTipsAccording to an article on HLNTV.com, there are eight other common household objects that need to be replaced on a regular basis, including your homes smoke alarms.

"In the event of a fire, a smoke alarm is a key factor in a safe resolution," says HLNTV. "The National Fire Protection Association urges consumers to replace all smoke alarms every 10 years. And, they suggest to test them every month to make sure things are working properly."

Thanks to HLN for sharing this important tip! It's a good reminder that when there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly. See more of NFPA's safety messages about smoke alarms.

Now about those kitchen sponges...