Daylight Savings Time is a convenient reminder throughout the year to also check up on your carbon monoxide and smoke detector alarms. Rick Jefferson of the London Fire Department is reminding homeowners to change the batteries in these detectors and routinely check the test buttons. For students renting homes in London, detector maintenance falls under the responsibility of the landlord. Proper maintenance throughout the year could save damage to your house and even your life.
Currently, the law states that smoke detector alarms must be on every floor of the house. Carbon monoxide alarms must be present in homes with fuel-burning appliances or attached garages and should be placed near every sleeping area. He adds that being aware of your surroundings and preparing escape routes beforehand could save time in the case of an emergency.
More information can be found at: http://www.london.ca/residents/Fire-Department/smokealarm-carbonmonoxide/Pages/default.aspx