Home Safety Maintenance

Our home safety maintenance tips can help you keep your home cost efficient, safe & cozy.


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The 5 Best Carbon Monoxide Detectors (2024 Review)

Carbon monoxide can be life-threatening if it’s found in your home. Our team has written this review on the best carbon monoxide detectors to protect you.
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6 Best Asbestos Test Kits (2024 Guide)

Having asbestos in your home can cause serious illnesses, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. To help your detect asbestos in your home we evaluated the best asbestos test kits currently available.

How to Secure Your Windows

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.

How to Deep Clean Your House

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.

14 Fast Fall Fixes

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.

How to Test for Radon and Get Rid of It

Learn about DIY radon tests, hiring a mitigation contractor, and building a radon-resistant home.

Deck Check

Our six-point inspection plan will help you spot signs of trouble

How to Give Your House a Yearly DIY Inspection

Fall is an excellent time to give your house its annual physical—before winter's harsh weather arrives.

Fire Safety and Prevention Checklist

It's not enough to have evacuation plans. It's not even enough to have a fire detector on every floor. Learn what experts say homeowners need to do now