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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    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.

    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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    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...


    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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    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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    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...

    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...


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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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    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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    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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    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...


    13 Things That Become Fire Hazards Without Proper Cleaning

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

    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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    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...


    10 Property Line Clearance Horror Stories

    Revenge is a dish best served with tree chopping, manure and lots of pigs! These property line horror stories take...


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    12 Everyday Things That Pose 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.