This weekend we will spring forward for Daylight Saving Time.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office is asking you to check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when you change your clocks.
Manufacturers generally recommend smoke alarms be replaced after 10 years and carbon monoxide alarms after five to seven.
Zack Langlois of Hatfield told 22News why he checks his smoke and carbon monoxide alarms frequently. He said, “I have two dogs in the house, so that’s kind of my reasoning to stay on top of it. I check maybe every six or eight months just to make sure everything’s working properly and good to go.”
In older one and two-family homes, state fire code requires replacement battery-operated smoke alarms to have a 10 year sealed, non-replaceable, non-rechargeable battery.