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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Here’s How To Store Water Long-Term for Emergencies

Water is a precious resource, and it becomes even more precious during an emergency. Here's how to store it safely and keep it pure enough to drink.

Hawaii Fires: What You Can Do to Help

Consider this your best-practices guide to supporting victims of this natural disaster.


PFOA vs. PFAS vs. PFOS: What’s the Difference?

Learn about these "forever chemicals" found in public water supplies, food products and consumer goods.



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What To Know About Wildfire Smoke

We want you to know: What's in wildfire smoke, how dangerous is it and where to get the most up...

GAF Timberline Solar Energy Shingles Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

The affected shingles have been installed as part of larger home solar systems, so reach out to your contractor!


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What To Know About Low-VOC vs. No-VOC Paint

Wondering about the difference between Low-VOC and No-VOC paint? You're not alone! We break down the essentials and help you...


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7 Tips to Stay Safe in High Winds

Keep yourself, your loved ones and your property secure with these guidelines.


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What Are Forever Chemicals?

Forever chemicals hang around in the environment, causing health problems like cancer and obesity. Find out where they are and...


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Stuck Waiting At a Stoplight? Here’s How to Let the Sensor Know

Interacting with a stoplight may seem like a trivial task, but ensuring it detects your presence is crucial for traffic...


What to Consider Before Building a DIY Homemade Storm Shelter

Looking to build a DIY homemade storm shelter right inside your own home? Here's what you need to know.


Knockoff Stanley Tumblers for Children Recalled Over Lead Toxicity

These affected tumblers are specifically designed for children, who are most susceptible to developmental issues from lead poisoning.


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The Best Way to Clear a Burning Plastic Smell in the House

Learn what can cause that nasty smell, why it's dangerous and how to clear the air quickly with these expert...

It’s So Hot That Mulch Is Catching On Fire

Add this landscaping staple to your list of spontaneous combustibles.


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Make Your Own Survival Kits for Severe Weather Emergencies

Every family should have a Storm Readiness Kit. Here are suggestions for how to make three kits: basic, upgraded and...


10 Tips to Stay Safe in a Heatwave

With extreme weather phenomena becoming more common, there's never been a better time to brush up on your safety skills!


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Common Older Home Problems

Take immediate action if your home has any of these problems.


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What’s the Difference Between a Surge Protector and a Power Strip?

Surge protectors and power strips look alike, but they have different functions. Here's how to tell what's what.


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This TikTok Hack Promises to Get Rid of Wasps, But Is It Actually Safe?

Before you go out to buy gasoline, read up on these safety guidelines.


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Is It Dangerous To Work Outside With Poor Air Quality?

Airborne smoke and other kinds of pollution can make it challenging to work outdoors. Read this guide on how poor...


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Mormon Crickets are Swarming These Western States

Follow these tips to protect yourself, your family and your property from the damage these insects cause.


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Honda Recalls 1.2 Million SUVs with Bad Backup Cameras

If you own one of the affected models, here's how to get it fixed for free.

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This Is How to Move a Shed Properly

Do you have a shed that needs to be relocated? Here's what to consider and how to get started!


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How To Physically Prepare for Construction Work

Are you worried about the toll construction work can have on your body? Reduce the risk of injury by checking...


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A Guide to Using Ratchet Straps

Ratchet straps are popular because they're easy to use and secure cargo well. Here's...


10 Hot Tub Covers to Keep Your Oasis Clean and Safe From the Elements

Keep your spa water hot, clean and safe with a properly fitted hot tub cover.


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Handy Guide To Ladder Safety

Ladders add convenience — and risk. This guide contains first-hand experience and expert advice that can help keep you safe.


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Handy Guide To Table Saw Safety

A table saw deserves your respect. An expert woodworker provides best practices to ensure you keep all your fingers.