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 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 common products often get you in trouble.

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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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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...


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Dirty Facts About Winter Clothing (and Tips for Keeping It Clean)

Keep safe and healthy this winter by cleaning your cold-weather outerwear more often to stop the spread of germs and...

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What You Need to Know About Egress Windows

To convert your basement into a bedroom, you'll need an egress window. Discover what they are and why they're so...


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Why You Should Always Trim Candle Wicks Before Lighting

Here's why the simple step of trimming a candle's wick before lighting will help you maximize the life of your...


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10 Potential Holiday Dangers for Your Dog

The holidays bring good cheer, which we all need, but they can also present some dangerous situations for your dog.


Shop Local with These 10 Holiday Gifts From Small Businesses

From handmade pottery to cutting boards, smudge sticks and a customized Xbox gaming station, local vendors are delivering quaint and...


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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...


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The Comprehensive Winter Storm Prep Checklist

Prepare for winter storms before you're snowed in. Here's what you need to do.


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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Halloween Health and Safety Tips for 2020

COVID-19 presents new Halloween health and safety concerns and emphasizes the importance of some old ones.

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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...


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New Countertop Appliance Claims to Kill Coronavirus on Household Items

Luma and Luma Pro aim to deliver 99.9 percent effectiveness in killing germs, bacteria and viruses — including the coronavirus.


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Best Kids Masks for the New School Year

Face masks are an important back-to-school item during this unusual year. Find the best kid face masks for your little...


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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How to Make 3 Different DIY No-Sew Face Masks

Looking for an easy way to make a mask without breaking out the sewing machine? All you need is a...


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How to Safely Remove Disposable Gloves, According to the CDC

Who knew there was a right and wrong way to remove disposable gloves? Follow these steps to maintain a protective...


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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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How to Make a DIY Face Mask

Keep yourself and others safe and healthy by wearing this DIY face mask.


10 Secret Kitchen Ingredients That Can Help Your Garden Grow

These common kitchen pantry ingredients will bring new life and color to your garden.


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10 Tips for Using a Generator Safely

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


Chain Saw Safety

Do it the right way and prevent chainsaw injuries and chainsaw cuts


A Safer Way to Dispose of Utility Knife Blades

Safely dispose of used utility-knife blades!