It’s time to change your clocks, moving the time back an hour, effective 2 a.m. on Nov. 1. It is also time to change your smoke detector batteries, which should be changed once a year.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, kitchen fires are the leading cause of home structure fires and injuries. Besides the kitchen area, smoke alarms should be installed outside of all sleeping areas within the home and on every level of the home.
Batteries Plus Bulbs, 481 Boston Post Rd in Orange, is offering a free 9-volt battery for your smoke detector. Stop in to get your free battery and advice about your smoke detectors.
You might also find several items you should have on hand in case of storms. Maintaining a well-stocked emergency kit is important to keep your family prepared, powered, and in-touch in your “battery powered” household.
Mention this article to get your free 9-volt battery.