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It’s springtime, and that means daylight savings. Unless you live in Arizona, you changed your clocks recently, but did you use that opportunity to change your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries as well? Daylight Savings is the perfect time to change all detector batteries. American Restoration Fire & Water LLC, would like to emphasize what fire departments are reminding families everywhere this time of year – make sure your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order, it can mean your life!

According to the National Fire Protection Association, 60% of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with faulty smoke alarms, or no smoke alarms. It only takes a few minutes to test and replace your smoke alarm and CO detector batteries, but it can ensure your safety!

New technology in smoke alarms may promise energy efficiency and there are some lithium batteries out now that last 7-10 years. We’re often asked if the advice to change batteries every six months is still relevant. The recommendation to change batteries every six months is conservative because it is better to be cautious and safe, than to take a chance. If you think that your batteries still have some life in them when it comes time to change them, try using those batteries in a product that doesn’t have to do with safety.

At American Restoration, we have been helping families repair their homes and their lives in the wake of fire damage. It’s much easier to prevent a fire than to repair the damage, but if you are the victim of a home or business fire, we’re here to help. If you have any questions, contact us. We work hard and fast, and our licensed professionals treat you with compassion.

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