The end of daylight-saving time is upon us once again. On November 6 it will be time to “fall back” and set your clock back one hour.
This is a great time to also replace batteries in smoke detectors and CO detectors.
David Weed, community services officer with Woodinville Fire & Rescue mentions, “Although most homes in the Woodinville community have smoke detectors installed, there is a great importance to check them twice a year and assure they are still in working order and have fresh batteries.” In addition to checking and replacing the batteries in both smoke and CO detectors, it is important to replace any detectors that are 10 years old or older.
Weed added, “Time and time again, smoke detectors show that they save lives during a fire in a home or business. Spending a few minutes to verify they work may save a life.”