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These home safety tips will help you keep your family safe during storms, prevent home fires and show you how to work alone safely.

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    30,000 Gas Ranges Recalled Due to Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    This follows 44 reports of carbon monoxide emissions from the ranges, and at least three people requiring medical treatment.

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    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...


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    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.


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    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?


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    10 Tips to Safely Remove Snow and Ice

    Thousands of snow removal injuries occur each year. These tips will keep you, and others, safe this winter.

    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...


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    Is the Federal Government Really Going to Ban Gas Stoves?

    No. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is looking into the safety hazards from indoor air pollution by gas stoves, but...

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    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.


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    Are Gas Stoves Dangerous?

    Is your gas stove making your home's indoor air quality worse? Recent studies say yes. Is it time to get...

    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.


    13 Christmas Light Dangers You Need To Know

    Christmas lights can present a hazard inside and outside the house if precautions aren't taken. Make sure you know these...

    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...


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    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.


    Why Is Poison Hemlock So Dangerous?

    Poison hemlock is becoming more prolific in parts of the United States. Here's how to recognize and get rid of...

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    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...


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    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...


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    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.


    4 Best Carbon Monoxide Detectors of 2022

    A look at the best carbon monoxide detectors to help keep you and your family safe.