PIERRE, S.D.(HubCityRadio) – South Dakota homeowners are reminded to take care of their clocks and smoke alarms this weekend.
Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. local time Sunday, March 13th. That means pushing clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night.
South Dakota Fire Marshal Paul Merriman also suggests when resetting clocks, people should also take time to switch batteries in their smoke alarms. Merriman says working smoke alarms should be a priority for every homeowner.
Other safety tips involving smoke alarms include:
• Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
• Test alarms at least monthly by pressing the test button.
• Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old. Do it sooner if the alarms don’t respond properly.