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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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 Remove a Broken Light Bulb

  • We've all had a light bulb break when replacing a burned out one. We'll show you a couple of ways to remove a broken light bulb from a light…

  • Storm Survival Guide

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

  • 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…

  • How to Work Alone

  • If you have to work on DIY projects by yourself, you can increase productivity and limit aggravation with a crew of clamps, jigs, ropes and duct…

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