Check your batteries when you switch those clocks this weekend
It’s that time once again to Spring forward into safety in Muskoka.
The Muskoka Fire Prevention Officers wants to remind you to add changing your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries when you change your clocks this weekend.
“In order for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to do their job, they need to have working batteries,” says Fire Prevention Officer Mike Vadlja. “Once a year, old batteries should be replaced.”
If you have wired devices, take a moment to test them and remember they only have a ten-year lifespan. If you’ve reached that decade mark it’s time to head to the hardware store.
Fire officials are also reminding residents its the law to have these devices set up on every level of your home and outside every sleeping area.
The clocks move ahead one hour for daylight savings time on Sunday.