Daylight Savings Can Save Your Living Daylights

As a law firm dedicated to serving the needs of injured persons, Decof, Decof & Barry typically sees clients in the aftermath of personal tragedies. We proudly help our clients recover compensation from those persons responsible for their harm. Through our efforts, we strive to make our clients’ futures a bit brighter and easier.

We are also committed to encouraging public safety. In the long-term, the best way to assist our clients and the public is to prevent tragedies from ever occurring. In that spirit, and in this season, we want to educate readers of this blog about a simple measure you can take to prevent injuries from occurring to you, your loved ones, and your property from fires and dangerous chemicals.

Sunday, November 2 marks the end of Daylight Savings Time and the need to turn back our clocks. This autumnal tradition of turning your clocks back an hour serves as a good reminder to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The Consumer Product Safety Commission and National Fire Protection Association recommend that you change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors at least once a year. They also recommend monthly testing of your detectors. These small measures will help ensure that the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home alert properly in the event of an emergency. Find more related safety tips here.

So, remember this Sunday, after you turn your clocks back an hour, and before you sit down to watch the Patriots battle the Broncos, to spend a few dollars and a few minutes replacing the batteries in the various detectors in your home. While simple steps – they are potentially lifesaving.

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