Daylight Saving perfect time for home maintenance - – Rockford’s News Leader

Daylight Saving perfect time for home maintenance


When it comes time to spring your clocks forward, you should also make time for some simple home safety checks.

Daylight Saving begins this Sunday and local police and fire crews are asking residents to check basic things like smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, emergency preparedness and first aid kits, and emergency NOAA weather radios.

Make sure everything is in working order, replace batteries if needed, and also make sure everything is up to date. Basic emergency kits should include food and water to last you and your family for at least three days. Battery powered or crank radios, flashlights, and a first aid kit are also recommended.

For spring, an emergency NOAA weather radio are helpful because they act as a portable tornado siren.

For more tips on how to prepare your family and home, visit


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