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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    Tips for Working with Contractors on Your Home

    Working with contractors can be a stressful experience for everyone involved. Here are some tips on how to make the process go as smoothly as possible.

    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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    How to Protect Kids from Toxins in the Home

    Poisoning from household substances sends tens of thousands of kids to the ER every year. Here's how to protect your...


    Watch Out! These 10 Phone Call Scams Could Steal Your Money

    Those scammers are sneakier than you'd think, but you need to protect your money and information.


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    The Healthy Way to Handle Home Repair Providers

    Here are seven expert-recommended ways to keep everyone safe and healthy when hosting a home repair contractor.

    13 Airbnb Horror Stories That’ll Make You Think Twice

    Think you might want to become an Airbnb host? Or, maybe you're just using their services while traveling. Whether you're...


    10 Hazards You Haven’t Thought of at Home

    Learn more about the hazards you haven't thought of at home

    5 Ways to Keep Your Food From Spoiling During a Power Outage

    5 Ways to Keep Your Food From Spoiling During a Power Outage


    Hide Your Keys In These Spots & You’ll Get Robbed

    Don't make it easy for your home to be robbed. Here's where not to hide your key.


    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...


    12 Unusual Things Postal Carriers See Every Day

    There's nothing ever routine about a postal carrier's route from day-to-day. Here are some of the unusual things postal carriers...

    10 Property Line Clearance Horror Stories

    Revenge is a dish best served with tree chopping, manure and lots of pigs! These property line horror stories take...


    5 Home Remedies to Remove a Splinter

    Removing a splinter doesn't have to be so painful. These home remedies will put those tweezer digging days behind you!


    8 Things You Should Never Do To Your Grill

    Are any of these no-nos part of your grilling routine?


    21 Things Not to Say While DIYing

    DIY work doesn't always go according to plan, but these are some words you definitely don't want to hear during...


    100 Plumbing Goofs and Other Scary Stuff

    A plumbing problem is no laughing matter, but it is fun to see the problems before they're solved. Check out...

    What’s Wrong With This Picture? Plus a Trick Question

    We’ll show you the problem—and the fix.


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    10 Things You Should Never Touch in Your House

    Sometimes a DIYer has to know their limits.


    10 Things You Should Never Burn in Your Backyard Fire Pit

    Keep yourself and your guests stay safe by never burning these 10 items in your backyard fire pit.


    35 Things You Don’t Know You’re Doing That Make Your House a Target for Burglars

    These not-so-obvious indicators will make your home a target for thieves.


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    11 Things Amazon Won’t Sell Anymore

    COVID-19 has forced Amazon to crack down on some problematic products, but the site was halting sales of plenty of...


    10 Hands-Free Driving Devices You Need in Your Car Now

    Many states have implemented the hands-free law that prohibits drivers from handling their cell phone while driving. And even if...


    21 Things a Burglar Won’t Tell You

    Is it a crime to spend money on a home security system these days? A look inside the mind of...


    Garage Storage: How Much Weight Can Trusses Take?

    Check out this heavy-duty garage storage system.

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    9 Most Costly Mistakes in DIY Home Improvement

    These DIYers paid the price for their great goofs. Read on for some of the most expensive mistakes in home...


    10 Hiding Spots Burglars Always Look First

    You might think your hiding spot is safe, but burglars know your tricks.


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    Hire a Professional Instead: 8 Projects DIYers Should Avoid

    If you're just beginning your DIY journey, learn which projects to avoid until you develop the necessary know-how.


    45 Weird Home Improvement Terms All DIYers Should Know

    What the heck are space balls? If you’re updating your kitchen soon, you best find out! Learn about this and...


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    Fact or Fiction: Is Your Tap Water Safe to Drink?

    Clean, safe water is vital for drinking, cooking, bathing and more, yet most people barely give it a thought. Here's...


    These 20 Hidden Things in Your Home May Be a Fire Hazard

    Keep your family and property safe by being mindful of these hidden fire dangers in your home.