REMINDER: Change Home Smoke Alarm Batteries When Clocks Spring Forward Sunday

A reminder to change your household smoke alarm batteries this weekend when Daylight Saving Time begins. Clocks “spring forward” one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 14.

Consider your smoke alarms to be the most important clocks that need to be changed in your home.

Residents should test smoke alarms once a month and change smoke alarm batteries routinely in the spring and fall when clocks are changed. Replacing a smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old is recommended.

To test a home smoke alarm, press and hold down the test button. It can take a few seconds for the siren to begin. If the sound is weak or non-existent, replace the batteries.

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