The importance of checking smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
NORTH PATTE, Neb. (Nebraska) – Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors help prevent fatal accidents in the home. Local officials are urging the public to check the batteries of both the smoke detector and the carbon monoxide detector at least twice a month. According to Brandon Myers, the Lincoln County director of emergency management, “the time changes twice a year and can serve as a friendly reminder to check those batteries.”
Because carbon monoxide is out of order, it can be fatal if the alarm doesn’t warn you of a possible airborne leak.
“Gas stoves and gas stoves, if there’s a leak, can start producing carbon monoxide in the house, especially during the winter months, and everything is sealed, I’m not getting a lot of fresh oxygen and oxygenated air in the building and inside the house, so it’s a big deal, especially in the winter,” Myers continued.
Checking the detector batteries in your home twice a year can potentially save a life.
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