Home Safety Tips projects
DIY Safety Tips
Our staff and field editors tell of the DIY mistakes they've made and the lessons learned from ladders, electricity, roofs, power nailers,…
All About Christmas Tree Safety
Keep your Christmas tree fire-safe by keeping it watered. Buy it fresh, pull light plugs overnight, keep it well away from candles and…
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How to Remove Lead Paint Safely
You don’t have to call in expensive consultants to work safely around lead paint. Follow these commonsense steps to keep your home…
How to Prevent Home Fires
You can vastly cut down deadly fire risks by exercising good safety habits and simple prevention steps. This article lists the “Big…
Whether you’re moving a couch or a boulder, a heavy planter or a delicate glass mirror, these heavy-lifting tips will make the job easier…
Smoke Alarm Maintenance Tips for Home Fire Safety
Every year people die because their smoke detectors didn’t go off during a fire. That’s usually because the batteries were dead (or…
Accident Prevention: Backup Alarms
Replace your vehicle backup bulbs with alarm bulbs to alert folks nearby for safer backing. It’s quick and easy. Or add a louder…
How to Store Gasoline
Store gasoline in approved containers and well away from ignition sources and where children can’t reach it. Add a fuel stabilizer as…
One Call: Call Before You Dig
Before you start digging to plant a tree, install a fence or any other landscaping activity, call 811 to have the underground utility lines…
Prevent Common Injuries When Working With Tools
Learn how to prevent common injuries by using your power tools safely. Keep yourself safe by following these rules and you'll save…
What Is Radon?
What is radon? More important, how do you know if your house has it? We’ll show you how to test for radon—and how to stop radon…