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.

Storm Safety Tips

Storms and natural disasters kill people in obvious and not-so-obvious ways. These safety tips explain how to keep yourself safe from hidden dangers in and outside the home.

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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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • What Is Radon?

    What is radon? More important, how do you know if your house has it? We’ll show you how to test for radon—and how to stop radon…

  • 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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