Why Does Letting Your Faucet Drip Prevent Pipes from Freezing?
A slow faucet drip keeps water flowing to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting. In extreme cold, it may require...
What To Know About Natural Home Cleaning Products
Here's how to figure out if you're using safe cleaning products, plus our top picks for healthy, squeaky-clean results.
How Often To Replace Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors are essential to home safety. But how long do they last, and when should you replace them?
The 5 Best Heated Outdoor Mats That Melt Snow and Ice
Snow and ice accumulation outside your house isn't just inconvenient—it's dangerous. These heated outdoor mats will help you melt away...
This Is Why You See Colored Balls on Power Lines
They're strung across electric wires all over the country. But just what are the balls on power lines for? We...
The 6 Best Pet-Safe Ice Melts to Use This Winter
Protect your furry friends this winter! Our resident pet expert shared the best pet-safe ice melt products.
One in Ten People Experience Fire-Related Safety Issues with Their Christmas Tree, Says Survey
Stay safe this holiday season by following these easy Christmas tree fire safety tips.
Why This Latest DIY Hack Could Be Dangerous for Your Home
This TikTok hack might look harmless, but it's a dangerous way to heat your home.
How To Remove Black Ice from Driveways and Sidewalks
What is black ice? A layer of nearly invisible ice that makes sidewalks and driveways extremely dangerous. Here's how to...
Is Your Yard Bear Proof?
Learn what might attract bears to your yard, and how to keep you and them from harm.
10 Hurricane Preparedness Myths
You've probably heard these hurricane myths, but these are NOT true.
Why Showering During a Thunderstorm Is a Bad Idea
Experts share why you should avoid showering during a thunderstorm, and reveal other chores you'd be smart to skip until...
Save Your Joints with These Flexible Knee Pads for DIYers
We tried these comfy gel knee pads that every DIYer needs to know about.
Electrical Safety Tips for Parents
With all their gadgets, kids are around electricity pretty much from birth. Keep your little ones safe with these electrical...
10 Apartment Door Security Tools That Won’t Break the Bank
Sleep soundly at night knowing your home is safe from intruders.
CPSC Warning: Carbon Monoxide Deaths Due To Generators
One portable generator can produce the same amount of carbon monoxide as hundreds of cars. The CPSC underscores the danger...
Homeowner’s Guide To Trampolines
The kids want a trampoline. Should you get one? Are they safe? Are they a hassle? Unfortunately, the answers are...
12 Dangerous Pool Mistakes
Nothing says summer like a day spent splashing in the pool— but the average swimming pool can be more dangerous...
Stay Shady with This Family Handyman Approved Sun Shirt
Have some fun in the sun wearing this Family Handyman Approved work shirt with built-in UV protection.
What to Know About Telescoping Ladders
Telescoping ladders provide a portable, easy way to work at modest heights. We'll look at their pros and cons for...
A Family Handyman Approved Father’s Day Gift Guide
Struggling to find the right Father's Day gift for your dad? Check out these Family Handyman Approved products any DIY...
These Stylish and Tough Stoggles Safety Glasses Are Family Handyman Approved
Whether you work in the trades or you're a DIY enthusiast, safety glasses are an essential tool. Recently I picked...
Give Your Bathroom a New Look with Family Handyman Approved Aura Bath & Spa Paint
Remodels can be costly and become drawn out. But if you're looking for a quick way to breath new life...
17 Tips and Tricks for Hauling or Carrying Large Items
Save your back, and some time, with these genius tips for hauling heavy items.