Safety

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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How To Use a Fire Extinguisher

A fire extinguisher is only as good as the person using it. Learn how to use a fire extinguisher before you're faced with a fire.

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What to Consider When Preparing Your Site for a Build

Before you can start building a cabin or home, you need to prepare the site. Here are the steps for...


How and Where to Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Carbon monoxide detectors are an essential part of keeping you and your family safe in a home or apartment. Learn...


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Fire Blocking Basics: What Every Homeowner Needs to Know

Holes and gaps in wall and ceiling cavities allow a fire to spread rapidly. They also allow airflow, which feeds...


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Fact or Fiction: Is Cheese the Best Bait for Mice?

It may seem natural to bait mouse traps with cheese, but experts say you'll have better luck luring your resident...

Identifying Bug Bites: How to Figure Out What Bit You

What are all those mysterious red itchy spots that turn up in summer? We asked dermatologists for a guide on...


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How to Safely Remove Disposable Gloves, According to the CDC

Who knew there was a right and wrong way to remove disposable gloves? Follow these steps to maintain a protective...

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How to Make a DIY Face Mask

Keep yourself and others safe and healthy by wearing this DIY face mask.


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10 Secret Kitchen Ingredients That Can Help Your Garden Grow

These common kitchen pantry ingredients will bring new life and color to your garden.


When to Replace a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Keep your home safe from deadly carbon monoxide gas.


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How to Make Two-Prong Outlets Safer

Protect against deadly shocks in four easy steps.

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Common Household Items That Can Spark a Fire

Be cautious with these items around the house.


14 Ways to Avoid Lead Paint Poisoning in Older Homes

When working on a home built before 1978, use these tips to reduce the risk of exposure to lead paint...


How to Destroy a Hard Drive

Ever wonder what to do with old hard drives? Here's the right way to destroy an old hard drive.


What is Radon and How to Test For It

We will tell you how to test for radon in homes, how to stop radon and answer what is a...


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How to Store Gasoline Safely

Simple rules for safer gasoline storage

Chainsaw Safety

Do it the right way and prevent chainsaw injuries and chainsaw cuts


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12 Hazardous Household Items and How to Get Rid of Them Safely

It can be hard to know what to do with that unused medicine or the cleaning chemicals you no longer...


12 Common Home Emergencies and How to Deal with Them

When a home emergency happens for the first time, homeowners can get a little paralyzed. Questions like, "What do I...



Battery Disposal

Tape the ends to prevent contact


Ladder Stabilizers

Work faster and smarter—and feel 10 times safer!


How to Prevent Home Fires

Most heartbreaking losses are surprisingly easy to prevent. This guide tells you how.


Tips and Techniques for Safe Extension Ladder Setup and Use

Tips and Techniques for Safe Extension Ladder Setup and Use


How to Work with Scaffolding Safely

How to rent, setup and use scaffolding when you have to work on your roof, siding or chimney.

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How to Properly Use a Roof Safety Harness

Be safeā€”use roof brackets, a safety harness and commonsense rules