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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    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...

    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...


    Garage Storage: How Much Weight Can Trusses Take?

    Check out this heavy-duty garage storage system.


    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.


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    Fact or Fiction: Is Cheese the Best Bait for Mice?

    It may seem natural to bait mouse traps with cheese, but experts say you'll have better luck luring your resident...

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    What the Different Types of Winter Storm Warnings Mean

    Keep yourself safe this winter by learning the subtle differences between winter storm advisories, warnings and watches.


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    How to Keep Your Kids Safe Outside This Winter

    Part of winter's beauty is having fun in all that snow. Get the whole family outside with these tips on...


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    10 Important Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe This Winter

    Your furry friends get chilly, too! Veterinarians explain how to protect dogs and cats when it's cold outside.


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    Are Two Face Masks Better Than One for COVID-19 Protection?

    Wearing a face mask can prevent the spread of COVID-19, but can two masks offer more protection? Here's what experts...


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    You Won’t Believe What Could Be Growing in Your Tap Water

    Researchers found bacteria in tap water can actually proliferate if a faucet has gone unused for a few days. Luckily,...


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    Fact or Fiction: Why Can’t You Put Metal in the Microwave?

    Can you really set your microwave on fire? It depends. (And no, you shouldn't try this at home to test...


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    If You Live in an Old House, There Could Be Razor Blades in Your Walls

    If your house was built before 1970, it's likely there are razor blades in your walls. Here's why.


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    Guide to Antimicrobial Home Hardware and Housewares

    A wide range of antimicrobial home hardware and housewares may make the high-touch surfaces in your home safer from bacteria...

    Products Sold 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...


    15 Hidden Dangers in Your Home You Should Never Ignore

    "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is not the philosophy to live by when you're a homeowner. The plumbing...


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    Fact or Fiction: Are Nonstick Pans Safe?

    According to a new report, certain nonstick cookware releases “forever chemicals” into the food we eat. Here’s what you need...


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    8 Best Home Security Lights

    Don't be left in the dark! You'll know exactly what's going on around your home when you invest in top-rated...


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    Should You Have Air Quality Monitors in Your Home?

    An indoor air quality monitor can detect dangerous gases, chemicals and particulates in your home. Find out how they work...