When to replace your smoke detector batteries?
Smoke detectors are not thought of often, unless they begin beeping, letting you know that the battery is dead. Although your smoke detector does alert you when a new battery is needed, it can be defective with no warning at all. The NFPA recommends that people test their smoke detectors every month to make sure that they are working properly. It is important that when you change the batteries in one alarm, you go ahead and change the batteries in the rest of the alarms in your home. First alert gives the suggestion to use daylight savings time as a reminder to change the smoke detector batteries. This year, that day falls on November 7th!
Smoke alarms are a crucial tool to help keep your family and home safe from a fire loss. Take the extra steps to prevent disaster.