Home Safety Tips

These home safety tips will help you keep your family safe during storms, prevent home fires and how to work alone safely.

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  • How to Remove Lead Paint Safely

    You don’t have to call in expensive consultants to work safely around lead paint. Follow these commonsense steps to keep your home…

  • How to Prevent Home Fires

    You can vastly cut down deadly fire risks by exercising good safety habits and simple prevention steps. This article lists the “Big…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Smoke Alarm Maintenance Tips for Home Fire Safety

    Every year people die because their smoke detectors didn’t go off during a fire. That’s usually because the batteries were dead (or had been…

  • DIY Safety Tips

    Our staff and field editors tell of the DIY mistakes they've made and the lessons learned from ladders, electricity, roofs, power nailers,…

  • All About Christmas Tree Safety

    Keep your Christmas tree fire-safe by keeping it watered. Buy it fresh, pull light plugs overnight, keep it well away from candles and…

  • Heavy Lifting

    Whether you're moving a couch or a boulder, a heavy planter or a delicate glass mirror, these heavy-lifting tips will make the job easier and…

  • Stay Safe During Hurricane Season

    Eight tips to protect your family and home during hurricane season

  • How to Store Gasoline

    Store gasoline in approved containers and well away from ignition sources and where children can't reach it. Add a fuel stabilizer as well.

  • Prevent Common Injuries When Working With Tools

    Learn how to prevent common injuries by using your power tools safely. Keep yourself safe by following these rules and you'll save yourself…

  • One Call: Call Before You Dig

    Before you start digging to plant a tree, install a fence or any other landscaping activity, call 811 to have the underground utility lines…

  • Accident Prevention: Backup Alarms

    Replace your vehicle backup bulbs with alarm bulbs to alert folks nearby for safer backing. It's quick and easy. Or add a louder freestanding…

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