Monday, March 15, 2010

Change to Daylight Savings Time - Time to Change Batteries in Smoke Alarms and Filters

Now that we have reached Daylight Savings Time, don't forget it's time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and alarms. Also, it's a good time to inspect and change the filters in your furnace. The life you save may be your own.

Here are a few safety tips to consider:

1. You should test your smoke detector once a month.
2. Purchase a few extra batteries when you purchase your detector so that you always have some on hand. It's easy to put this important, life-saving task on hold.
3. Replace all smoke detectors after 10 years.
4. You may want to consider purchasing a combination smoke/carbon monoxide detector, which costs more money but is well worth it.
5. If a smoke detector goes off in your home, you literally have seconds to respond. There is absolutely no time to gather possessions, pets and possibly even one another. Your best response is to leave the home immediately, gather at your prearranged meeting place and call 911 from a neighbor's home.
6. Avoid getting any paint or dust on your smoke detector.
7. Make sure that the smoke detector you choose has been tested by an independent testing laboratory.

CONTACT INFORMATION: If you or a family member have been injured or damaged due to the fault or responsibility of someone else, an industrial accident or by a dangerous or defective product, drug or toxic substance, contact Alan Morton for a no obligation, free consultation.

For additional information contact:

Alan L. Morton
1005 North Eighth Street
Post Office Box 420
Boise, ID 83701-0420
Telephone: 208.344.5555
Toll Free: 866.946.1669 [866.WIN.1.NOW]
Facsimile: 208.342.2509

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