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Checking smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sat, 03/09/2019 - 10:44
This Sunday we all get to adjust our clocks and while doing that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends we also verify the proper operation of all of our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
 
If you haven’t already done so, you should have a smoke alarm installed in each and every bedroom, outside of sleeping areas, such as in an adjacent hallway, and at least one on every level of the home. The standard recommendation for smoke detectors is that their operation be verified monthly and the batteries be replaced annually. In a smoke detector older than 10 years should simply be replaced in its entirety.
 
Carbon monoxide detectors should be tested at six-month intervals so doing this in conjunction with the semiannual daylight savings time adjustments makes sense. Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed outside of sleeping areas and on every level in a home including the basement. Carbon monoxide detectors should be replaced if they are older than 10 years for maximum safety.
 
For more information check out the following links, and stay safe out there.
 
https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/Public-Education/Resources/Safety-tip-sheets/SmokeAlarms.ashx?la=en
 
https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/Public-Education/Resources/Safety-tip-sheets/COSafety.ashx?la=en
 
 
Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sat, 03/09/2019 - 10:44