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.
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.
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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 backup alarm under your vehicle.
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 fireplaces, and other fire prevention tips.
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 from getting into your home. Illustration by Peter Hoey
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 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.
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.
Blackout Survival Guide
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.
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, drills, pressure washers and more.
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 tape! There's a lot you can do solo if you use these tips and tricks.