Daylight Savings Time Ends 11/4/18

Daylight Savings Time Ends 11/4/18

It’s that time of the year again! Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday 11/4/18 at 2am, don’t forget to set your clocks back 1 hour. It is also a good opportunity to make sure your home is safe as we enter the winter months. Here are 5 safety tips you can do:

1.  Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors: Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years, carbon monoxide detectors every 5 years. There is a higher risk of carbon monoxide poisoning now that your fireplace or space heater is on. It is also a good idea to check or purchase a fire extinguisher! Have a fire escape plan in place and practice it with those you live with.

 2. Change all batteries in your home: It is recommended to check and replace batteries in your flashlights, smoke detectors, clocks, and outdoor lights. Have extra batteries on hand, just in case.

 3. Throw away expired medications: Disposing of expired medications properly is key to avoiding accidental medication errors.

 4.  Prepare a Winter emergency kit: Let’s face it, WINTER IS COMING (get it, Game of Thrones), which means snow is on its way. Prepare your home and car with the essentials needed during a power outage.

5. Check the outside of your home for hazards: Check to make sure your hose bibs have been winterized to prevent frozen pipes. Ensure hazardous materials are out of reach from children and/or pets. Discard any old hazardous materials properly.


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