On November 1, 2020, clocks turn back an hour.
When the clocks change so too should the batteries in your smoke and carbon dioxide detectors. Expiration dates of these detectors should also be inspected.
Home fires kill eight Canadians a week. While these fires represent 40 per cent of all types of fires, they are responsible for 73 per cent of fire deaths. Most of these deaths are preventable by taking a few precautions.
Smoke alarms are required in each residential dwelling unit as follows: at least one outside the bedroom(s) and at least one on each level of your home – including split levels (2015 Ontario Fire Code, Division B Section 2.13).
Learn more: https://www.pelham.ca/en/living-here/smoke-alarms.aspx
Carbon Monoxide detectors:
Furnaces, water heaters, clothes dryers, space heaters, ranges, ovens, fireplaces, wood stoves, charcoal grills, and automobiles all produce potentially lethal carbon monoxide.
If you have one of these appliances in your home, you are required to install a carbon monoxide alarm near all sleeping areas.
Each year hundreds of people die from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Many of these deaths could be prevented by installing CO alarms in the home. Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odourless gas that is produced by burning wood, coal, charcoal, natural gas, gasoline, propane, oil methane, and other common fuels. Carbon monoxide is also produced by automobiles and other gasoline or diesel engines; electrical equipment does not produce carbon monoxide.
Learn more: https://www.pelham.ca/en/living-here/carbon-monoxide-alarms.aspx