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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5 Best Smart Smoke Detectors

Even if you're not too into smart-home tech, consider one of these smart smoke detectors for safety. Here's how to figure out which is best for you.

What Is an Urban Firestorm?

Wildfires crossing into urban settings can take homeowners by surprise. Here's how to know if you're at risk, and how...


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How To Keep Yourself and Your Home Safe Around Animal Predators

Whether your home is near cougars, coyotes, bears, bobcats or wolves, here are some preventative measures to peacefully co-exist.


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Types of Fire Extinguishers for Home Use

Decoding fire extinguishers for your home: What Classes A, B and C mean, where to put them, and which ones...


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Winter Car Survival Tips When Stranded in the Cold

From distress signals to running the heater, here's how to stay comfortable and safe when stranded on a snowy road.

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How To Babyproof Drawers and Cabinets

These tips from a certified expert make childproofing drawers and cabinets a snap.


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Family Handyman Approved: Wago Lever Nuts

Wary of cheap, twist-on wire nuts? Then try these from Wago.

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What To Know About Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

To better protect your home and family from the devastation of a fire, consider investing in a residential fire sprinkler...


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Most House Fires Are Caused By These 5 Things

House fires are devastating and often could be avoided if the residents paid closer attention to what's going on in...


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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...


10 Best Accessible Grab Bars for the Bathroom

Offering support and safety when showering, bathing or using the toilet, grab bars range from basic to luxurious. Here are...

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Should I Inspect My Fire Extinguisher?

We don't often think about our fire extinguishers, but an inspection can help make sure they work when we need...


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Is Your Holiday Light Display Dangerous To Air Traffic?

Problems caused by holiday laser lights have reached an all-time high, according to the FAA. Does your display poses a...


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7 Things To Do at Your Cabin To Prevent Wildfires

From cleaning yard debris to putting out camp fires, here's a list of things to do at your vacation cabin...


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10 Top-Rated Babyproofing Products Under $20

Keep your little one safe and worry less with these budget-friendly babyproofing products that work.


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How To Protect Your Cabin From Wildfires

Learn how to prevent wildfires from destroying your family's cabin or summer home.

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8 Tips for a Fire-Free Holiday Season

Forget supply chain shortages and shipping delays. The real threat to your holiday fun is the real risk of your...


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9 Products To Have at Home in Case of a Wildfire

You can keep your family safe if wildfires come your way by having these essential items on hand. Plan now...


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How To Protect Your Home From Lightning Strikes

Installing preventative measures that provide lightning protection will save you money in the long run.


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Log Splitter Safety Tips

Follow these tips to stay safe while working a log splitter.


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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...


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7 Safety Tips to Avoid a Grilling Accident

Avoid costly, dangerous grilling accidents by following these safety tips for before, during and after your backyard barbecue.


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8 Ways To Make Your Cabin Pet Friendly

Taking pets along to your cabin this summer? Keep them safe by creating an environment that steers them out of...


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Home Improvement Projects You Should Never DIY

You have the skills, but that may not be enough. Some projects require a permit at the least, if not...

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If You See a Dryer Sheet in Your Mailbox, This Is What It Means

There's actually a really good reason for it...


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.


12 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