Check your smoke and CO alarms

By From page A6 | November 01, 2013

The Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire would like to remind everyone that on Sunday, Nov. 3, daylight savings time comes to an end and we “gain” one hour as we “fall back,” or roll back, our clocks before going to bed on Saturday night. Historically our message has been to change your batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms twice a year, but with the current quality of batteries and alarm technology enhancements, we only need to change the batteries once a year. But you’re not off the hook completely. While you are changing the clocks in your home please take a few minutes to vacuum your smoke alarms and CO alarms to prevent the buildup of dust, dirt and little insects from inside the alarms as this can trigger false alarms.

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Teresa Mizuhara

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