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 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.


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...


10 Products You Can Buy at Home Centers That Actually Violate Building Code

As a DIYer, you need to know which products meet building code and which ones will fail an inspection. These...


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15 Things Home Inspectors Wish You Knew

These things home inspectors wish you knew can help sellers prepare for a home sale and make buyers aware of...

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Use This Trick If Someone Is Stealing Your Mail

Do you have a sneaking suspicion that some of your mail is being picked up by thieves? Here's how you...


13 Things That Become Fire Hazards Without Proper Cleaning

Continually putting off cleaning these items around your house can actually be dangerous.

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You Need to Check this Home Safety Feature Before Winter

Before you've got a house full of guests, be sure to check this home safety feature. The best time is...


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The Best and Worst Face Masks for COVID-19 Protection

Wearing a face mask can help stop the spread of COVID-19, but some masks are better than others. A recent...


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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Stepladder Safety Basics

Ladder accidents cause 160,000 injuries and 300 deaths per year. Stay safe by taking a few moments to prepare for...

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10 Tips for Using a Generator Safely

Generators can be lifesavers, but only if they're used correctly.



Tips and Techniques for Safe Extension Ladder Setup and Use

Tips and Techniques for Safe Extension Ladder Setup and Use


How to Properly Use a Roof Safety Harness

Be safe—use roof brackets, a safety harness and commonsense rules