“Smoke alarm batteries should be changed twice a year, but remembering to do this can be difficult,” said Kim Schroeder, Fire District 1 public education coordinator. “That’s why we’re encouraging residents to change their smoke alarm batteries when they change their clocks to Daylight Saving Time.”
The most common cause of non-working smoke alarms is worn or missing batteries.
To make sure smoke alarms are in working order:
– Test at least once a month using the test button.
– Clean at least once a month. Dust with a vacuum to unclog the vents.
– Replace the battery twice a year.