This weekend remember that it is Daylight Savings, the good one when you get an extra hour of sleep. Besides the benefits of getting an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning there is also a few other benefits to the safety of your household.

There aren't many things that you have to actually set the time to anymore besides your microwave, stove, or non-computer clock. But while you are setting those make sure to also check your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms. According to MLive, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs recommends that you check those alarms to make sure that the batteries are alright as well as to make sure that the alarm was still in working shape.

Smoke alarms should be checked monthly to ensure that they are in working order. If you hear a chirping noise it is likely of a low battery.

Carbon monoxide alarms should be installed on every level of the home and outside sleeping areas and change batteries once a year.


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