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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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 not all clear-cut.

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...


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.


The Best Smoke Detectors of 2022

Finding the best smoke detector for your home is one of the smartest and safest decisions you can make.

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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...


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...


What Is Candle Tunneling and How Do I Prevent it?

There's a quick fix to prevent candle tunneling, AKA uneven wax melt. Here's what to do!


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...


This Clever Hack Will Keep Your Car Windows from Fogging Up

With the help of three ordinary materials, you won't have to worry about this annoyance anymore.

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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.


Are Electric Heated Blankets Safe?

Electric blankets have a reputation for being unsafe. But is it earned?


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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.