Have you changed your smoke detector batteries this year?
Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend. That means it is time to set the clocks back an hour and change your smoke detector batteries.
Take that extra hour and do something that can help protect your home and family.
This weekend when you change your clocks don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. It’s also a great time to test your smoke alarms (which you should do regularly) and check the manufacture date of your smoke detector (which should be printed on the label on the back of the detector). If the smoke detectors in your home are more than 10 years old it is time to replace them.
Some statistics according to the National Fire Protection Association report on “Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires”:
*The death rate in house fires for homes with no working smoke detectors is more than twice as high as homes with working smoke alarms.
*Almost 60% of deaths in house fires occurred in homes with either no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
*In house fires where smoke alarms were present, but not working it was determined that 46% of the smoke alarms either had missing or disconnected batteries.
Please check your smoke detectors this weekend and replace the batteries.
If your smoke detector is beeping or chirping that is an indication of some kind of problem with the alarm. It may just simply be a signal that the back-up battery is low and should be replaced. In any case if your smoke alarm is making noise it should be checked out immediately.
Summit Electric LLC can provide you with many options for smoke detector replacement or installation. We offer the latest, state of the industry products to help protect your home and family.