This post is sponsored by Energizer.
I’ve had a beep in my bedroom for over a month now.
This is a true story. If I paused right now and got really quiet I can hear the faint beep in my bedroom. Why is there a beep in my bedroom? Glad you asked.
Last year a home directly across the street from us had a fire in the basement and was completely uninhabitable for months. Since my home has three levels (the ground floor, basement where my tenant lives, and the upper level for bedrooms) I started to get a little paranoid about the placement of the smoke detectors in the house.
Currently I have one in the kitchen and one in the basement apartment where my tenant is. I did a test one day and asked my husband to turn on the smoke alarm to see if I heard it in the bedroom. Guess what? I didn’t. *Cue paranoia*
I dutifully get a smoke alarm for upstairs, however lately I’ve been on a crazy cleaning and purging wave. Add to that the fact that I never properly mounted the smoke alarm in my bedroom. Can you guess where this story is going?
I have no idea where this dang smoke alarm is.
Now it’s beeping. Constantly. All day, all night. When I’m watching TV or right when I’m about to fall into a deep sleep.
The great thing is that I am SO prepared for when I actually DO find this smoke alarm in my bedroom. I have my lithium Energizer batteries ready to install and the great thing is I won’t have to worry about that beep for a really long time. Not to mention that daylight savings time is approaching (marathon weekend!) and it’s the perfect time to check and change your batteries as we get ready for the seasonal change.
The National Fire Protection Association reports that 71% of smoke alarms which failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries.* This reinforces how important it is to take this time each year to check these safety devices.
October is National Fire Prevention month. Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs are encouraging everyone to take time to make home safety a priority. On November 6, when you set your clock back for daylight saving time, use the extra hour to take a lifesaving action – in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, along with all of your home safety devices. This includes connected home devices, flashlights and other critical battery-operated devices.
I plan to pick apart my bedroom until I find it.