As Daylight Savings Time Ends, Be Sure to Check Smoke Alarms
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- On November 1, 2017
When you wake up this morning, November 7th, remember that Daylight Savings Time (DST) has ended and you’ve actually “gained” an hour of sleep. Throughout the day, you’ll have to adjust wall clocks and any devices that didn’t automatically update. We’d also like to take the time to remind all our customers about the Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery campaign, where homeowners are urged to check smoke alarms at the beginning and end of DST.
Fire chiefs recommend replacing smoke alarm batteries twice a year to ensure that smoke alarms are always operational. Since this is a task that is often overlooked by homeowners, it’s smart to pair up this easy task with a recurring event like DST.
Residential Fire Facts
According to Windsor Fire and Rescue Services:
- Over 90% of residential fires in Ontario are preventable.
- 1 out of every 100 preventable residential fires is fatal.
- An injury is reported in 1 out of every 17 preventable home fires.
Out of all the preventable, fatal residential fires in Ontario,
in 25% a smoke alarm was present and did not operate.
The most likely reason a smoke alarm didn’t operate was that the batteries were dead or had been removed.
Fahrhall has provided reliable heating, cooling, plumbing and air quality service and installation in Windsor-Essex County since 1967. We hope you will participate in the daylight saving time, “Change Your Clocks, Change Your Battery” campaign to keep your family safe.
Contact us today with any questions you have and to learn about how to keep your family safe with the Nest Protect Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Detector, the smart alarm technology that works with your smartphone to keep your home safe.