On Sunday, November 5, 2017, many people across the United States will be turning their clocks back one hour as Daylight Savings Time ends and Standard Time begins at 2:00AM.

This is a great time to take just a few minutes to check and make sure that all of the smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in your home are working properly. It is also a great idea to go ahead and change out all of the old batteries in these various devices with brand new, fresh batteries.

If for any reason you don’t have properly working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in your home, when would NOW be a good time to make sure you get them installed? Many fire departments across America have special fire prevention programs where fire personnel will respond to your residence and provide you with FREE smoke detectors and install them for you too. Check with your local fire department to see what might be available right in your local area.

Lastly, many people don’t realize that according to Invensys Controls, smoke detectors should actually be fully replaced every 87,000 hours, or about every 10 years. In addition, carbon monoxide detectors should be replaced every 5 years. If your devices are older than these time frames, consider completely replacing your devices as soon as possible to help keep your family safe from smoke, fire and carbon monoxide related incidents.

Be Vigilant, Be Prepared, Be Safe!

Alfred McComber
President & CEO
Child Shield, U.S.A.