Sunday, March 9 is the beginning of Daylight Savings when we turn our clocks forward one hour. It is also a good time to change the batteries in our smoke detectors.
Smoke detectors installed properly and maintained in working order dramatically reduce the risk of dying in a fire. Statistics for 2003 to 2006 show that fire-related fatalities were twice as high in households where no smoke detector was present or where the detector was inoperative.
Section 310 of the California Building Code regulates the installation of smoke detectors in residences. Click here to see if your home complies.
Here are quick and easy steps to change a smoke detector correctly.
Please change your smoke detector batteries this weekend and be safe!