Home Safety Maintenance
Our home safety maintenance tips can help you keep your home cost efficient, safe & cozy.
Having asbestos in your home can cause serious illnesses, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. Thankfully, there’s a simple way to check for its presence. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best asbestos test kits on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Whether you want to secure windows yourself or employ professional security monitoring, you can easily protect your home’s windows with a few simple changes. Keep reading for tips on improving window security and our picks for the best security products for preventing intruders.
Go beyond the weekly dust swipe-and-sweep and gear up for what pros call a "deep cleaning." Read our tips for deep cleaning your living room, bathroom, kitchen and laundry appliances.
Fall is an excellent time to give your house its annual physical—before winter's harsh weather arrives.
Learn about DIY radon tests, hiring a mitigation contractor, and building a radon-resistant home.
Service smoke alarms, drain the water heater, fertilize the lawn, drain and store hoses, PLUS other things you've got to get done before cold weather kicks in for good.