Officials Remind Residents to Change Batteries on Smoke Detectors

Officials Remind Residents to Change Batteries on Smoke Detectors

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday.

If you haven't already, you're urged to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Batteries should be replaced in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors at least once a year, unless the alarms have sealed, 10-year batteries.

They should also be tested once a month to make sure they're working properly.

If you've recently changed the batteries, still give those alarms a test.

Working alarms should be on every level of your home, especially if you have children.

They can buy your family valuable time to escape from a fire or dangerous level of carbon monoxide.