Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries

Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries

Have you changed the batteries in your smoke alarm lately? They’re important because should a fire break out you want to immediately be alerted. I mostly only hear my smoke alarm when I burn something while cooking but a house fire is something I fear greatly. I had a very good friend have a house fire and it was devastating to her family. She lost all of her personal Tips & Facts for Changing Your Smoke Alarm Batteries with Rayovac photographs of the children and that just breaks my heart. To think that the children’s toys, possessions, our photographs and personal belongings could so easily be burned to the ground – it is a nightmare!

As a past preschool teacher I taught my children to stop-drop-roll and introduced them to the firemen/women in masks so they thought of them as friends, not scary people. I take my families safety and security very seriously but it is easy to take for granted the multiple fire alarms throughout my home, until the beep in the middle of the night telling me to change the battery. No, don’t wait until they beep, change them on a yearly basis and the best time to remember this is day light savings time! You have to turn forward your clocks which is a great reminder to change your smoke alarm batteries with a 9 volt Rayovac battery!

A few interesting facts:

  • According to CPSC.gov only 3 out of 4 homes reported they changed the batteries in their smoke alarms in the last six months.
  • The National Fire Protection Association reports that in 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to 370,000 home structure1 fires. These fires caused 13,910 civilian injuries, 2,520 civilian deaths, and $6.9 billion in direct damage.

Scary!!  So turn forward your clocks for daylight savings time and change your smoke alarm batteries! Be alerted when or if there is a fire in your home to save your loved ones and your precious keepsakes! Stay safe my friends and learn more at the Rayovac Facebook Page and Twitter feed on how you can use batteries to be Eco-friendly and keep you family charged and safe!

Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post; I’ve been provided Rayovac batteries and compensation for my time. My opinions are my own and we personally do buy Rayovac batteries.

Hi I’m Sommer! I’ve been blogging for over 7 years and I’m passionate about helping others. I favor the green niche and love to motivate and inspire others to be just a little bit greenER each day. I’m a social media and marketing consultant, children’s book author and antique and flea market junkie. I have a knack for vetting bloggers, creating blogger campaigns and connecting bloggers and brands. I actually like public speaking and have spoken locally, regionally and nationally on blogging, social media and education. I’ve worked with top name brands and have been mentioned and featured in the New York Times Online, ABC News Online, the Wall Street Journal Online and several other media sources. Let’s connect.

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