Home Safety Tips projects
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…
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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,…
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.
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…
Stay Safe During Hurricane Season
Eight tips to protect your family and home during hurricane season
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…