These home safety tips will help you keep your family safe during storms, prevent home fires and show you how to work alone safely.

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    How Many Smoke Detectors Do I Need?

    Smoke detectors are essential for home safety. But are you unsure about how many you need, and where to put them? We've got answers.

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    What To Know About Grey Water

    Conserve water and save money while helping your landscaping thrive. Here's what to know about grey water systems.

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    How To Disinfect Baby Toys

    Baby toys get downright gross. Here's how to disinfect baby toys while protecting your little ones from toxic chemicals.

    Can You Use Kitty Litter To Get Rid of Old Paint Cans?

    What's the best way to dispose of old paint? TikTok says you can dry it out with kitty litter. Does...

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    Here’s How to Spot an Airbnb Scam

    Airbnb scams can really ruin your vacation, but there are some reliable ways to spot one.

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    7 Best Car Covers for 2023

    Have a car you want to protect from the elements, but don't have a garage? A good car cover can...

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    4.9 Million Bottles of Fabuloso Cleaner Recalled Over Potential Bacteria Contamination

    Here's how to tell if you're affected by the Fabuloso recall, what to do if you have one of the...

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    What New York’s Laundry Detergent Ban Means for Some Popular Brands

    Many commercially available detergents were found to contain a probable human carcinogen.

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    30,000 Gas Ranges Recalled Due to Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    This follows 44 reports of carbon monoxide emissions from the ranges, and at least three people requiring medical treatment.

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    Why Does Letting Your Faucet Drip Prevent Pipes from Freezing?

    A slow faucet drip keeps water flowing to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting. In extreme cold, it may require...

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    What To Know About Natural Home Cleaning Products

    Here's how to figure out if you're using safe cleaning products, plus our top picks for healthy, squeaky-clean results.

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    How Often To Replace Smoke Detectors

    Smoke detectors are essential to home safety. But how long do they last, and when should you replace them?

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    10 Tips to Safely Remove Snow and Ice

    Thousands of snow removal injuries occur each year. These tips will keep you, and others, safe this winter.

    The 5 Best Heated Outdoor Mats That Melt Snow and Ice

    Snow and ice accumulation outside your house isn't just inconvenient—it's dangerous. These heated outdoor mats will help you melt away...

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    Is the Federal Government Really Going to Ban Gas Stoves?

    No. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is looking into the safety hazards from indoor air pollution by gas stoves, but...

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    This Is Why You See Colored Balls on Power Lines

    They're strung across electric wires all over the country. But just what are the balls on power lines for? We...

    The 6 Best Pet-Safe Ice Melts to Use This Winter

    Protect your furry friends this winter! Our resident pet expert shared the best pet-safe ice melt products.

    One in Ten People Experience Fire-Related Safety Issues with Their Christmas Tree, Says Survey

    Stay safe this holiday season by following these easy Christmas tree fire safety tips.

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    Are Gas Stoves Dangerous?

    Is your gas stove making your home's indoor air quality worse? Recent studies say yes. Is it time to get...

    Why This Latest DIY Hack Could Be Dangerous for Your Home

    This TikTok hack might look harmless, but it's a dangerous way to heat your home.

    How To Remove Black Ice from Driveways and Sidewalks

    What is black ice? A layer of nearly invisible ice that makes sidewalks and driveways extremely dangerous. Here's how to...

    Is Your Yard Bear Proof?

    Learn what might attract bears to your yard, and how to keep you and them from harm.

    10 Hurricane Preparedness Myths

    You've probably heard these hurricane myths, but these are NOT true.

    13 Christmas Light Dangers You Need To Know

    Christmas lights can present a hazard inside and outside the house if precautions aren't taken. Make sure you know these...

    Why Showering During a Thunderstorm Is a Bad Idea

    Experts share why you should avoid showering during a thunderstorm, and reveal other chores you'd be smart to skip until...

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    Save Your Joints with These Flexible Knee Pads for DIYers

    We tried these comfy gel knee pads that every DIYer needs to know about.

    Electrical Safety Tips for Parents

    With all their gadgets, kids are around electricity pretty much from birth. Keep your little ones safe with these electrical...

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    10 Apartment Door Security Tools That Won’t Break the Bank

    Sleep soundly at night knowing your home is safe from intruders.

    CPSC Warning: Carbon Monoxide Deaths Due To Generators

    One portable generator can produce the same amount of carbon monoxide as hundreds of cars. The CPSC underscores the danger...

    Homeowner’s Guide To Trampolines

    The kids want a trampoline. Should you get one? Are they safe? Are they a hassle? Unfortunately, the answers are...

    12 Dangerous Pool Mistakes

    Nothing says summer like a day spent splashing in the pool— but the average swimming pool can be more dangerous...