Home Safety Tips
Protect your home & family with our safety tutorials on all things home safety.
Do these simple tasks before severe weather hits to help minimize or even prevent costly damage to your home
Planning to create or redo a below-grade living space? Finished basements are vulnerable to damage from storm-water intrusions, leaking pipes and hot-water tanks, or simply high humidity. Lower the risk of mold or mildew taking hold by remodeling with materials made to shake off damp conditions
From wine to grease stains, use these simple and nontoxic household cleaning solutions that are likely in your kitchen pantry.
Thousands of kids go to emergency rooms every year as a result of preventable, accidental injuries. Here's how you can lower your youngster's chances of being one of them
Show winter illnesses the door by keeping the house as germ-free as can be. This Old House has some time-honored tips for making your house a healthy home
Keep fire from gaining a foothold on your deck or inside your home's walls with these flame-resistant framing materials
Floods happen. So do collapsed ceilings, trapped critters, and smoke-belching fireplaces. But with our homeowner survival tips, you'll know just what to do when trouble strikes
The stuff you breathe inside your home might be as filthy as an L.A. smog storm. Here's what you can do about it
Carbon monoxide is responsible each year for more than 200 deaths (and possibly thousands more unreported, nonfatal poisonings) in the U.S.
Buying safety equipment, like smoke detectors, is fine, but you need to use and test the devices. Here's how to start.
It was a blast relaxing in your home away from home but now it's time to winterize it. Here are the steps you need to take.
How effective are they? Which should you buy? Here's what every homeowner needs to know.
Locksets are the first line of defense in home security. Matching the lock to the task is the key
Your water heater may look benign, but if improperly handled, it could erupt.
Electric holiday lights and displays sparkle and wow, but they're also potentially dangerous
To keep your family safe in case of fire, follow these safety tips for escaping a fire.