You know how it is. We get busy. We forget. Well meaning people with to-do lists a mile long, and something has to give.

That's why fire safety professionals like Michael McLeieer with ESCAPE are among the chorus of professionals reminding you to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

In fact, you should have done it last weekend.

The idea they're trying to convey is that the time change twice per year should trigger a reminder to make sure the batteries in those alarms are fresh, because it might save your life. After all, you went through all the trouble to make sure your home is equipped with these life-saving devices. What good would it be if they didn't work when you need them?

McLeieer also discussed why those devices only have a ten-year life span. Hear his comments by clicking the player below.

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