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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    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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    This Month Holds the Highest Risk for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    December ranks as the riskiest month for carbon monoxide poisoning as temperatures drop, furnaces fire up and more people gather...


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    Best Home Safes Security Experts Use in Their Homes

    These are the best home safes to protect your personal items from everything from burglars to catastrophes.


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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.


    SURVEY: Contractors Concerned With Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

    COVID-19 isn't going away soon, leaving contractors to figure out how to work through.

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    Why You Should Never, Ever Put Your Feet on the Dashboard

    You may say it's comfortable, but it really isn't worth the risk.


    13 Things That Become Fire Hazards Without Proper Cleaning

    Continually putting off cleaning these items around your house can actually be dangerous.


    Can Homeowners Insist Contractors Wear Masks In Their Homes?

    Social interaction is an essential part of most home repairs, but can be dangerous in the midst of a pandemic....


    Severe Weather: How to Prepare for a Hurricane

    When watches, warnings or evacuation orders are issued, you need to know what to do. Review this checklist and stay...


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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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    7 Best Cold Weather Face Masks for Coronavirus

    Stay warm, cozy and stylish this winter with these doctor-recommended face masks for cold weather, from neck gaiters to reusable...


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    12 Everyday Items That Can Be HUGE Security Risks

    Unfortunately, in today's super-connected world your personal information is at a higher risk than ever. But adjusting some of your...

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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...


    It’s Construction Safety Week. Here’s Everything You Need to Know

    This week's safety initiatives provide access to training resources and educational materials for employers and employees. Learn more here.


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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...


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    What to Know About Home Saunas

    Considering adding a home sauna? Here's what you need to know about cost, installation and maintenance.

    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...


    12 Back-to-School Essentials Every Kid Will Need During a Pandemic

    Learn which products, tools and gear will help protect your child against coronavirus if they are heading back to school...


    10 Things You Should Never Burn in Your Fireplace

    Resist the temptation to burn anything in your fireplace but firewood — particularly garbage. You should never burn these 10...


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    Top Smart Exercise Equipment for 2020

    Make your home gym smarter with these top picks.


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    10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Sauna

    Enjoy your home sauna to the fullest with these tips from dedicated users.


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    What to Know About Smart Exercise Equipment

    Go beyond just working up a sweat with these smart exercise devices that can track, encourage and even entertain during...