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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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.


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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...


Why You Should Upgrade to a Hardwired Smoke Detector

Hardwired smoke detectors are an important safety upgrade to your home.

Can You Use Mothballs to Keep Out Pests?

Pest infestations can be nasty. Could mothballs help?


What is Heat Lightning … and Is It Dangerous?

Ever seen flashes in the sky on a hot day you can't quite explain? You might be witnessing what some...


Tips for Hiring a Termite Exterminator

They'll crunch and they'll munch and they'll chew your house down! Here's how to work with an exterminator to battle...


How To Stay Safe During a Flash Flood

Flash floods are dangerous and can hit out of nowhere. Are you prepared for a flash flood?


4 Best Cat Fences for Your Home

If you're thinking about buying a cat fence, consider one of these options.


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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.


5 Best Dog Gates for the Outdoors

Before you buy an outdoor gate for your dog, read this!


What the Fabric Loop on Your Seatbelt is Actually For

Have you ever noticed that the seatbelts in your car have a fabric loop by the buckle, but the driver's...

Homeowner’s Guide to Safely Setting Off Fireworks

Does your next celebration involve backyard fireworks? Here's everything you need to know to pull off a safe and stunning...


8 Scary Ways Your Fireplace Could Be Toxic

A roaring fire can really make wintertime more bearable. But could it be dangerous to your health? Sadly, yes. Here's...


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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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Fact or Fiction: Can I Pump Gas With My Car Running?

We answer the age-old question if running your car engine while refueling is safe, and review the potential dangers.

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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...


Tips for Working with Contractors on Your Home

Working with contractors can be a stressful experience for everyone involved. Here are some tips on how to make the...


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.


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The Healthy Way to Handle Home Repair Providers

Here are seven expert-recommended ways to keep everyone safe and healthy when hosting a home repair contractor.