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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12 Dangerous Pool Mistakes

Nothing says summer like a day spent splashing in the pool— but the average swimming pool can be more dangerous than you think.

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Stay Shady with This Family Handyman Approved Sun Shirt

Have some fun in the sun wearing this Family Handyman Approved work shirt with built-in UV protection.


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5 Best Smart Smoke Detectors

Even if you're not too into smart-home tech, consider one of these smart smoke detectors for safety. Here's how to...


What Is an Urban Firestorm?

Wildfires crossing into urban settings can take homeowners by surprise. Here's how to know if you're at risk, and how...


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How To Keep Yourself and Your Home Safe Around Animal Predators

Whether your home is near cougars, coyotes, bears, bobcats or wolves, here are some preventative measures to peacefully co-exist.

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Types of Fire Extinguishers for Home Use

Decoding fire extinguishers for your home: What Classes A, B and C mean, where to put them, and which ones...


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Winter Car Survival Tips When Stranded in the Cold

From distress signals to running the heater, here's how to stay comfortable and safe when stranded on a snowy road.

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How To Babyproof Drawers and Cabinets

These tips from a certified expert make childproofing drawers and cabinets a snap.


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Family Handyman Approved: Wago Lever Nuts

Wary of cheap, twist-on wire nuts? Then try these from Wago.


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What To Know About Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

To better protect your home and family from the devastation of a fire, consider investing in a residential fire sprinkler...


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Most House Fires Are Caused By These 5 Things

House fires are devastating and often could be avoided if the residents paid closer attention to what's going on in...

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How To Use a Fire Extinguisher

A fire extinguisher is only as good as the person using it. Learn how to use a fire extinguisher before...


What Is Candle Tunneling and How Do I Prevent it?

There's a quick fix to prevent candle tunneling, AKA uneven wax melt. Here's what to do!


10 Best Accessible Grab Bars for the Bathroom

Offering support and safety when showering, bathing or using the toilet, grab bars range from basic to luxurious. Here are...


This Clever Hack Will Keep Your Car Windows from Fogging Up

With the help of three ordinary materials, you won't have to worry about this annoyance anymore.


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Should I Inspect My Fire Extinguisher?

We don't often think about our fire extinguishers, but an inspection can help make sure they work when we need...

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Is Your Holiday Light Display Dangerous To Air Traffic?

Problems caused by holiday laser lights have reached an all-time high, according to the FAA. Does your display poses a...


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7 Things To Do at Your Cabin To Prevent Wildfires

From cleaning yard debris to putting out camp fires, here's a list of things to do at your vacation cabin...


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10 Top-Rated Babyproofing Products Under $20

Keep your little one safe and worry less with these budget-friendly babyproofing products that work.


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.

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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.