Safety Tips For Daylight Saving TimeBy Home Security Source Mar 12, 2011 | 10:05:00 amPosted in: Home Security Tips
For most of the U.S. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March. According to the University of Oklahoma Police Department the time change is a good time to make it habit to take care of semi-annual home safety tasks. Here are a few tips to remember:
•Change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.
•Check the contents of your home emergency kit. Replace anything that is outdated or needs to be replenished (including batteries). If you don’t have a kit, put one together.
•Ditto for your car emergency kit.
•Check around your home for any hazardous materials that need to be discarded – make sure you dispose of them properly.
•Check your medicine chest and throw out any out dated medications. This goes for over the counter-meds too -- some can cause serious problems if they are used after their expiration date.
•Replace your smoke alarm if it is 10 years or older.
•Replace your CO alarm if is five years or older.
Daylight Saving Times ends for most of the U.S. at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November. Making it a habit of running through these tips twice a year can help to make you and your family safer and more prepared.
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