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Daylight Savings

Daylight Savings TMIBTegner-Miller Insurance Brokers would like to remind you that November 3rd marks the end of daylight savings time for 2013, meaning the start of longer evenings and darker afternoons until March. Daylight savings officially ends at 2:00 am on November 3rd, so be sure to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday, November 2nd.

 While turning your clocks back, you should also consider checking your smoke detectors and fire alarms. No, these alarms don’t have anything to do with daylight savings however, because smoke detectors and fire alarms should be checked twice a year, the beginning and end of daylight savings can serve as helpful reminders to check batteries and replace broken machines.

 Below are a few ways you can ensure that your fire alarms and smoke detectors are in good working order: 

  • Replace the batteries in your smoke detectors at least twice a year. Changing the batteries in conjunction with the beginning and end of daylight savings time can make it easier to remember to do this regularly.
  • Make sure you have enough smoke detectors. You should have a smoke detector in every bedroom and at least one on each floor. You should also place smoke detectors in your kitchen and in hallways.
  • Test your smoke detectors monthly and immediately replace the batteries or unit if it is not working.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 310-828-9662.

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