Sometimes a new battery just won't cut it. Donald is currently on his way to get a replacement smoke alarm for my office. My agent called and said... "come stop the ear piercing screeching" when an alarm started to go off every couple of minutes.
Even that chirp is annoying. I keep a supply of 9 volt batteries in my car for that very reason. Many of my sellers are not full time residents and don't always visit the lake often in the winter months. So if I visit one of my listings and find the chirping I change the battery... if I can reach the alarm that is. Sometimes I have go back over latter with Donald and a ladder to change the battery. Not everyone remembers to change their batteries twich a year when they change their clocks. Yup, it's that time again. So sometime this week when you are out shopping buy some batteries.
I am also going to be dropping by a few past clients houses this week with a little Halloween treat and a couple of batteries to remind them it's time to change those batteries. Better safe than sorry.
As colder weather arrives remember to be careful with things that cause fires: fireplaces, ashes, space heaters and it's a great time to have your furnace serviced before putting a strain on it.
I'm looking forward to some nice cooler weather. I'm about to make a big pot of soup. I love soups and stews in winter months.