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Posted on: October 15, 2018


Batteries in Detectors

With Daylight Saving Time ending at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, it is time to set your clocks back one hour and replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.

The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department has a few tips to ensure your safety during Daylight Saving Time.

  • After you replace your batteries, hit the test button to make sure it is working. If it is not, you may need a new smoke detector.
  • Be sure to also check the manufacture date on both your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Depending on the manufacture, detectors can last anywhere from five to ten years.
  • If you are renting a house or apartment, it is the landlords’ obligation to make sure the smoke detectors are working. However, as a renter, you have an obligation to ensure they are working too. If you are a renter and you move into an unoccupied space, it is now your responsibility to maintain the smoke detector.

Tips to install and maintain smoke alarms

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