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Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

 
Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend
Posted November 1st, 2013 @ 7:14am by KFBK News - Dan Rubin and Joe Michaels

The end of daylight saving time means check your clock, and check a few other things.

At 2 a.m. on Sunday, daylight saving time ends and buys you an extra hour of sleep. Niko King with the Sacramento Fire Department, wants to make sure that you don't sleep the big sleep.

"It's estimated that 65 percent of home fire deaths occur in homes that don't have a working smoke alarm," King said. 

So, make it part of your routine, not just to turn back the clock an hour, but to also check the batteries on your smoke detectors.

"One of those things that's so simple to do. Takes a 9-volt battery -- most of them. And it's so simple to do," King said. 

And it's not just smoke detectors. There's another silent killer that begs your attention.

"Carbon monoxide is a gas that you can't see or smell, but at high levels it can kill a person," he said. 

Of all things in your house that take batteries, keep the ones in your smoke detector, and carbon monoxide detector fresh.

Sacramento's Department of Utilities also reminds reset our watering schedules.

Conservation Administrator William Granger says the City od Sacramento's current watering rules change twice a year.

"Beginning this Sunday, when daylight saving changes, we go to one-day-per-week watering, and we leave it up to the homeowner to water either Saturday or Sunday," Granger said. 

The cooler, wetter months provide an opportunity to preserve water resources and save money on utility bills.

Learn more about Sacramento's watering policies.

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