Host Kevin O‘Connor meets with environmental contractor Ron Peik to talk about asbestos, when it’s dangerous, and the steps required to identify and remove it.
Home technology expert Ross Trethewey teaches Kevin O’Connor about low-level carbon monoxide, how standard CO monitors work, and why low-level CO detectors are important healthy and safety devices.
This Old House master electrician Heath Eastman teaches host Kevin O’Connor everything he needs to know about these fire safety devices.
In many areas of the country, some form of consumer fireworks are legal. Learn how to protect yourself and your family if you're planning your own festival of lights this holiday.
General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor the features and techniques required to stay safe when using a table saw.
Home technology expert Ross Trethewey teaches host Kevin O’Connor what he needs to know about indoor air quality testing.
You can section off your home’s rooms or levels with baby gates to prevent your toddler from getting hurt. In this guide, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the best baby gates on Amazon.
Hidden cameras keep track of your home and family. In this guide, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the four best hidden cameras on Amazon to help you find the right product for you.
Nathan Gilbert, Mauro Henrique, and Heath Eastman help a homeowner prepare their home for their baby’s future, keeping them safe from serious hazards like poisons, electricity, and falls.
From pet rescue crates to multi-story ladders, we researched the best fire escape ladders and devices on Amazon to help you find the one that’s right for you.
Do you travel to warmer weather during the winter months but often worry about leaving for a long period of time? Read on for tips on protecting your main residence from potential problems so you can relax all season in that sunny vacation spot.
Doing it yourself should also mean doing it safely. But for folks without a lot of construction experience, knowing how to keep safe while still making progress on a home renovation or repair can be one of the most challenging aspects of the job. Keep these simple precautions in mind while tackling your own projects to increase the odds of staying safe and finishing the project.
Whether it’s from a fire in the home or a wildfire nearby, put that scary memory behind you with these effective tricks for removing the odor of smoke. Here’s how.
Fire extinguishers put out small fires in your kitchen, basement, bedroom, or other area of your home. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best fire extinguishers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
A necessary device in your home, a carbon monoxide detector ensures that the presence of this harmful gas is identified. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best carbon monoxide detectors on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various department stores, home improvement stores, and online retailers like Amazon.
Whether you’re trying to protect items in your home or on a trip, a safe can provide you with the security you need. In this review, our Reviews Team researched the five best safes on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home.
From DIY decks and porches to seemingly innocent wall demolition—a home inspection expert explains which popular home improvement projects are the riskiest for homeowners to tackle and why.
Protect your property from porch pirates, intruders, and more with a smart home security system you can set up in an afternoon.
Unsure where to begin when it comes to preventing a house fire? Start with the action items here.
These small projects will safeguard you and your home through the cold-weather months.
Home technology expert Ross Tretheway shows host Kevin O’Connor everything he needs to know about smart home doorbells.
When you’re buying a home generator, it’s important to consider outlet options, fuel type, and noise level, among other factors. In this review, we take a look at the best home generators on the market, provide tips and resources, and answer a few frequently asked questions.
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.
Here’s how you can go about aging in place not just gracefully but gradually—without giving up the house you love.
The job of restoring your home can be physically demanding, dirty, and emotionally exhausting—but it’s doable and well worth the reward of getting your house back.
Protect your home and everything inside with these simple tips to help make your garage, an easy entry point for burglars, more secure.
Keep your loved ones safe by reading these home safety tips for seniors. We detail ways to make a home hazard-free and secure from outside threats.
ADT and Vivint are both great home security companies. Learn what makes them different and which is better for your house and family.
Our Reviews Team tested and ranked the best indoor security cameras on Amazon. Read our review to find the right one for your home.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a security system for your home, from installation to monitoring and more. Read our guide below to find out all you need to know.
In this article, we break down the costs of a home security system so that you can select the one that’s right for your home.
Both professional and DIY home security installations have their pros and cons. Read our summary of both installation methods to decide which one is right for you.