Change the Batteries in your Detectors!

The End of Daylight Savings Time in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 6 is a great reminder to check and change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in your home. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates an annual average of 362,000 unintentional residential fires, resulting in approximately 2,400 deaths, 10,400 injuries and $7 billion in property losses from 2016 through 2018.

Each time Daylight Savings begins and ends, it is good idea to get in the habit of checking and changing the batteries in these detectors throughout your home. Remember, if you have had a detector installed in your home for more than 10 years, it is time to replace the detector and install a new one in its place!