Daylight savings time ends Sunday, November 4th—when you turn your clocks back, take the time to test your smoke alarms!
The American Red Cross recommends every household to “Turn and Test” this weekend.
- Check smoke alarm batteries. Replace smoke alarm batteries if needed and push the test button to make sure the alarms are working. Also, check carbon monoxide detectors.
- Install smoke alarms. If you don’t have working smoke alarms, install them. At a minimum, put one on every level of the home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. Check local building codes for additional requirements.
- Practice an escape plan. Make sure everyone in the household knows two ways to get out of every room and how to get out of the home in less than two minutes.
Maryland’s Smoke Alarm law changed effective January 1, 2018. Be sure to revisit our blog for a refresher – deeleyinsurance.com/blog/marylands-smoke-alarm-law-what-you-need-to-know
Read the full American Red Cross article here.