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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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...


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...


15 Pest Control Horror Stories That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Rats and roaches are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the most terrifying pest control stories...


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Nitrile vs. Latex Gloves: What’s the Difference?

Nitrile and latex are two of the most common types of general-use disposable gloves. Choose the best material for protecting...


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How to Use a Portable Generator Safely During an Emergency

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


DIY Radon Reduction System Tips

You can save $1000 in a weekend! Here's what you need to know before you begin installing your DIY radon...


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Winter Checklist: 25 Things Every Homeowner Should Get Done Right Now

You’ll definitely regret not checking these items off of your to-do list BEFORE winter arrives.

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Common Household Items That Can Spark a Fire

Be cautious with these items around the house.


14 Ways to Avoid Lead Paint Poisoning in Older Homes

When working on a home built before 1978, use these tips to reduce the risk of exposure to lead paint...


How to Destroy a Hard Drive

Ever wonder what to do with old hard drives? Here's the right way to destroy an old hard drive.


What is Radon and How to Test For It

We will tell you how to test for radon in homes, how to stop radon and answer what is a...


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Tips for Making a Home Safe for Seniors

If you look after elderly loved ones, make their home and yours safer with these simple steps to avoid falls,...


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The Most Overlooked Fire Hazard In Your Home

An exposed light bulb can easily reach dangerous temperatures, creating a hazard in your home.


A Full Guide to Pocket Door Hardware Installation

Installing a pocket door lock is essential for maximum home safety. A professional carpenter details his pocket door hardware installation...


What Is Fire Retardant Coating?

Fire retardant coatings can save lives when used properly. Learn about effective fire-resistant solutions, benefits, and application of spray-on fire...


Chainsaw Safety

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

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What To Do If Your Home Is Burglarized

Know the steps to take following a break-in, so you can start moving forward as soon as possible.


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12 Things You Must Do Before Leaving Your Home on Vacation

Considering a trip away from home? Be sure to address these 12 must-do items before heading out the door.


10 Major Grilling Safety Mistakes You Might Be Making

Steer clear of these common mistakes for a safe (and delicious) backyard barbecue.


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12 Hazardous Household Items and How to Get Rid of Them Safely

It can be hard to know what to do with that unused medicine or the cleaning chemicals you no longer...


12 Common Home Emergencies and How to Deal with Them

When a home emergency happens for the first time, homeowners can get a little paralyzed. Questions like, "What do I...


Ladder Stabilizers

Work faster and smarter—and feel 10 times safer!

How to Work with Scaffolding Safely

How to rent, setup and use scaffolding when you have to work on your roof, siding or chimney.


How to Properly Use a Roof Safety Harness

Be safe—use roof brackets, a safety harness and commonsense rules


Why 2024 is the Year You Need a Home Fire Escape Plan

Having a fire escape plan is one of the most important things you can do for your family's safety, and...


Discounts on Kidde Smoke Detectors and Products

The Kidde smoke detector sale offers a rare opportunity to stock up on seldom-discounted fire safety essentials.