SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – With daylight saving time right around the corner, Spartanburg fire officials said there are a couple of things to keep in mind when you move your clocks forward.
Fire officials said, along with making sure the time is right, you should also check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
Smoke detectors should be checked every month and batteries need to be replaced every year.
If your smoke detector is 10 years or older, then it’s time for a replacement.
According to Spartanburg fire officials, 3 out of every 5 people who die in home fires don’t have smoke detectors.
Fire officials said it’s best to have smoke detectors in every bedroom, outside every sleeping area and on every level of your home, including the basement.
Carbon monoxide detectors should also be in every home that has gas appliances.
While you only need one carbon monoxide detector in your home, it’s very important to have as carbon monoxide can’t be smelled to alert you of a leak.
Spartanburg Fire Department said for those needing a smoke detector installed, they’ll do it for free.