End of daylight savings time opportunity to ensure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are properly working
The City of Naperville reminds residents that when they adjust their clocks due to the end of Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, November 4, to also change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Through these proactive efforts, residents can help reduce home fire-related injuries and fatalities. Non-working smoke alarms rob residents of the protective benefits home fire safety devices were designed to provide. The most commonly cited cause of non-working smoke alarms are worn or missing batteries.
Changing smoke alarm batteries at least once a year, testing those alarms monthly and reminding friends and family members to do the same are some of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries. Additionally, the Naperville Fire Department recommends that smoke alarms as well as carbon monoxide detectors in homes should be replaced every 10 years.