Home Safety Videos
These This Old House videos showcase all of our home safety projects, how-tos, and designs.
Ross Trethewey explains how air filtration systems work and how to build a localized DIY air filter.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses the proper disposal techniques for oily rags to prevent spontaneous combustion.
Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey and painter Mauro Henrique discuss how to remove a cigarette smell from a home and why it is important to do so.
In this instructional video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey describes how an in-home sprinkler system works
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install an emergency escape ladder
Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor shows a homeowner how to install a Bluetooth-enabled smart-lock dead bolt for his front door
Lead paint abatement specialist Ron Peik shows the safe, proper way to dispose of lead paint.
This Old House master electrician Heath Eastman discusses the anatomy of arc-faults and demonstrates how Leviton’s AFCI receptacles can detect these electrical hazards and protect your home from fire and damage.
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to pour a massive concrete storm shelter. Read on to also learn more about design considerations and guidelines to keep you safe from the storm.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a homeowner several ways to protect windows during a storm.
In this video, we show you how to install a new deadbolt lock step-by-step with tips on how to mark the door and position the drill.
Here’s how to change a door lock on a new house to keep your home safe and secure.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Kevin O’Connor discuss how gas regulators work and how their malfunction caused gas explosions in Lawrence, MA
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor discusses the importance of hearing protection when working around power tools
In this edition of DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor shows general contractor Tom Silva a new home monitoring device that works with a smart phone.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shares a personal story on the dangers of carbon monoxide and how an operational CO detector could be the difference between life and death..
Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor helps a homeowner install a wireless alarm system.
Scott Caron, master electrician for Ask This Old House, wires an old house with new smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Ask This Old House Host Kevin O'Connor shows a new mom a few tips to keep her baby safe around the house by using cabinet locks, a baby gate, outlet covers, and securing a television
Ask This Old House Master Electrician Scott Caron installs a light above a garage to illuminate a dark driveway
This Old House landscape Contractor Roger Cook stresses the need for chaps & other protective clothing when operating a chainsaw
Improving indoor air quality with This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a professional approach to eliminating dangerous fungus outbreaks in the home
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor and plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey discuss various types of DIY safety gear
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and arborist Matt Foti remove a badly decayed tree.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his tricks of the trade for installing a mortised lockset