Spring Forward: Set Your Clocks and Check Those Batteries!
Spring has sprung and it’s time to move our clocks forward! Daylight savings is upon us. That means the days are longer, warmer weather is coming, Royals baseball, bbq and of course, it’s time to change the batteries in your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. This is not a light-hearted recommendation, folks. This is serious. You and your family deserve the peace of mind and the added safety that properly working carbon monoxide and smoke alarms provide.
Working smoke detectors are no laughing matter and they are nothing to take lightly. This could save your life and the life of your loved ones (furry loved ones as well). When a fire starts in your home, every second counts. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), three of every five home fire deaths are a result of no or non-working smoke alarms. In homes with smoke alarms present, 46% fail to operate because of missing, disconnected, or dead batteries. Don’t become a statistic. These numbers are preventable with a little seasonal maintenance.
Additionally, the NFPA recommends you replace your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors every 10 years. Do you have any idea how old the alarms and detectors in your home are? Don’t put it off and do not assume it will never happen to your family or your home. If your smoke detectors are older, if you’re unsure of their age, or if you want to ensure the greatest safety for your family, we recommend changing to a newer model smoke detector even sooner.
If you have questions about your home policy or want to get a quote for home insurance with Moyer & Moyer, call our office today! We strive to provide you with incredible service and peace of mind for the things your expect in life. And most importantly, the things you don't.