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Did You Know These Things Expire?

Bread, yogurt, milk…These are all things that we are well-aware can expire and become potentially harmful to us and our families. Did you know, however, that there are many items such as safety equipment that also expire after a certain time period? Not only that, but disinfectants such as bleach can lose their antibacterial properties after a certain amount of time, making them quite ineffective when it comes to properly cleaning anything they come into contact with.

Key Takeaways:

  • Safety equipment is one of the main things that expire, whether it be due to recalls or just becoming outdated.
  • Bleach actually ends up expiring, which causes it’s disinfectant properties to become diluted.
  • The average smoke detector will typically only be working for about ten years.

“There are all kinds of things with expiration dates, including some of the most common and important electrical and safety devices in your home.”

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