General Home Safety

Radon gas radiation detectors testing. Dosimetrist holding a portable gamma radiation dosimeter set on a long tube with sample probe .
Professional Radon Testing: What You Should Know
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Babyproofing Your Home: A Room-by-Room Checklist
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How to Prep Your Home for Baby: Babyproofing Basics
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Close up smoke detector on a ceiling.
Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: What You Need and Where They Should Go in Your Home
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Worker Using a Leak Detector near House Gas Lines
Gas Leaks in the Home — How to Detect Them and What to Do
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Person using a screwdriver to screw in place GFCI outlet
Preventing Electric Shock — the Ultimate Safety Guide for Home Improvement Projects
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A close-up of a red fire extinguisher on the floor in the corner against a white wall.
The Complete Fire Extinguisher Buying Guide
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The 11 Hidden Health Hazards in Your Home
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Electrical fuse box
How to Install a New or Replacement AFCI Breaker
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Fire Damaged Building
The 10 Most Common Fire Hazards in Your Home
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Portable power generator
A Guide to Manual Transfer Switches — the Safest Way to Use a Portable Generator
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Laptop and computer on office desk at night
What Are UPS Battery Backup Systems? Learn About this Handy Tool for Power Outages
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Food burning in pan on stove
The 12 Most Common Home Safety Hazards
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12 Ways to Protect Your Home from Flooding
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What Does Flood Insurance Cover? Here's What Homeowners Need to Know
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Flooding rainwater or floor heating systems, causing damage, peeling paint and mildew.
Dealing With Water Damage? Here Are All the DIY Cleanup Tips You Need to Know
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Electrical fuse box
Whole-House Surge Protectors: What They Are and Why You Might Need One
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Close up of cords plugged into power strip
What Is a Surge Protector, and Where Do I Need One?
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Electricity breaker overload short circuit, Old grunge messy fuse box fire burn over heat.
The 7 Most Common Causes of Home Electrical Fires
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Circuit breaker installation close up
Whole-House Surge Protector Installation: What it Costs and How it's Done
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Residential generator
What Are Standby Generators? Learn About this Permanent Source of Backup Power
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Flooding in the Midwest
How Does a Flood Damage a House?
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Snowbound
What Is Air Sealing? Learn this Method of Protecting Your Home from Extreme Cold
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Lightning Strikes Above Home
7 Lightning Safety Tips: How to Stay Safe at Home During a Storm
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Fence In Water Amidst Houses During Flood
What Every Homeowner Should Know About Flood Safety
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Deep Flood Water
The First 8 Things You Need to Do After Your Home Has Been Damaged in a Flood
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Tile roof with chimney and lightning protection system installed. Lightning rods. Close-up shot. Lightning conductor.
How Do Lightning Rods Work — and Do I Need Them?
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Woman hand lighting candles with lighter at night
Surviving a Power Outage Safely at Home
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How to Locate, Thaw and Fix Frozen Pipes
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Portable electric generator running in the cold winter.
Choosing (and Using) a Portable Generator for Backup Power
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Frozen water shut off handle in snowstorm
The 9 Best Ways to Prevent Frozen Pipes
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How to Build a Fire-Resistant Home (or Renovate Your Home to Be Safe From Fires)
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 House with Snow in Winter
Keep Your Home Warmer: Expert Insulation Tips
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Memorial Day Tornado in Colorado
Should You Install a Tornado Safe Room? Here's What You Need to Know
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Emergency preparedness natural disaster supplies.
The Ultimate Guide to Natural Disaster Resources
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residential street in winter
11 DIY Ways to Reduce Heat Loss In Your Home
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