You get to turn your clocks back an hour and get an extra hour of sleep tomorrow, but there’s two other things you want to tend to as well:
Replace Smoke Detector Batteries
The Sacramento Fire Department reminds you to replace your smoke detector batteries to ensure they function, reminding us an estimated 65% of home fire deaths occur in homes that don’t have a working smoke detector.
Sac Fire offers the following suggestions:
- Install smoke detectors in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home.
- Test smoke detectors at least once a month using the test button, and make sure everyone in your home knows their sound.
- Replace batteries in all smoke detectors at least once a year.
- If the detector “chirps,” warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.
- Replace all smoke detectors, including detectors that use 10-year batteries or that are hard-wired, when they are ten years old (or sooner) if they do not respond properly when tested.
Watering and Irrigation Schedule Changes
One day per week watering goes in effect. Addresses ending with an odd number water on Saturdays, ending with an even number on Sundays.