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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.

  1. 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 lead-safe and worry-free.

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  1. Storm Safety Tips

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    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. Photo: Getty Images Photographer Todd Gipstein

  2. How to Store Gasoline

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

  3. Accident Prevention: Backup Alarms

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    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 backup alarm under your vehicle.

  4. All About Christmas Tree Safety

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

  5. What Is Radon

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    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 from getting into your home. Illustration by Peter Hoey

  6. How to Prevent Home Fires

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    You can vastly cut down deadly fire risks by exercising good safety habits and simple prevention steps. This article lists the “Big 7” most common causes of preventable fires and tells you the simple things you can and should do to keep them from starting. Prevention costs little or nothing.

  7. Heavy Lifting

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    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 save wear and tear on your body.

  8. Blackout Survival Guide

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    Prepare for emergencies when the power goes out. Our staff and field editors put together a blackout kit that'll help you and your home survive the electrical outage more safely and conveniently, even if you don't have a back-up generator.

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