ReadyWisconsin Reminding Residents to Change Detector Batteries
03/08/2019- Remember to change more than just your clocks this weekend. Sunday we spring forward one hour and ReadyWisconsin is reminding residents Daylight Saving Time is a good time to change the batteries in carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. This winter’s extreme cold has had many furnaces working overtime, which can increase the risk of elevated carbon monoxide levels in a home and three out of every five home fire deaths occurred when smoke detectors were either not present or not working properly- two situations that make it critical to check these safety devices regularly. Detectors should be installed on every level of a home, including the basement. Officials with ReadyWisconsin recommend testing them monthly and replacing them every ten years.