Time to ‘spring forward’ and replace smoke, CO2 alarm batteries: London Fire Department

We’re about to lose an hour of sleep on Sunday, thanks to Daylight Saving Time.

But now’s a good time to change the clocks and to also practice fire safety, according to the London Fire Department.

Hepditch also reminds the public to check the expiry date on alarms.

“Some smoke alarms have the dates on the outside of the alarm, others will have it on the inside,” he said.

“Take a look on the inside where the battery is installed, or where it’s connected through the electrical plug.”

Smoke alarms typically expire after 10 years, and carbon monoxide alarms last for eight to 10 years.

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