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 Survival Guide

Protect your family when the wind starts blowing, the waters start rising, and your house goes dark.

Home Safety Tips projects

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Tips for Using Emergency Generators

    A backup generator can save the day when the power goes out

  • 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…