Many of us are unknowingly exposed to radioactive things everyday, here are 9 household materials and products that could be emitting low levels of radiation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Protect your home and everything inside with these simple tips to help make your garage, an easy entry point for burglars, more secure.
In this Ring Security System Review, our Reviews Team installed and tested Ring’s alarm system. Read on to find out how it performed during our tests.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install an emergency escape ladder
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.
A quality indoor security camera produces clear footage and audio so that you can monitor rooms that need a little extra attention. In this review, the This Old House Reviews team tests the best available indoor security cameras on Amazon to help you make a selection that’s right for your home.
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.
Ross Trethewey explains how air filtration systems work and how to build a localized DIY air filter.
To improve your home’s security, you’ll want to change your locks or rekey them. Learn the best time to do either, and how to rekey a lock.
Do you have asbestos in your house? Discover what it is, if you’ve been exposed, how to test for it and the best methods for removal.
If you’re looking to detect smoke and carbon monoxide in your home, read our review to learn about the best smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on Amazon.
What you need to prepare for a snowstorm so you have the essentials before, during, and after an emergency strikes.
Learn about DIY radon tests, hiring a mitigation contractor, and building a radon-resistant home.
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.
Easy, affordable things you can do to protect your home and property from storm damage.
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.
It only takes 30 seconds for a small flame to turn into a full-blown life-threatening fire. We break down the sequence of events in a typical kitchen fire to show how quickly the devastation can spread.
Learn about fire extinguisher the different sizes, classes, and how to use them in your home.
Here’s how to change a door lock on a new house to keep your home safe and secure.
The This Old House Reviews team evaluated the best electronic deadbolts on the market to help you make a smart purchase. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
This review offers a first-hand evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of the five best first aid kits offered on Amazon that are available to you and your family. In addition to online retailers like Amazon, the products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores and local home centers.
No matter what kind of hand soap you prefer, this review evaluates the benefits and effectiveness of different types of soaps to help you fight off germs. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.