General Home Safety

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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Aerial POV view Depiction of flooding. devastation wrought after massive natural disasters
12 Ways to Protect Your Home from Flooding
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Flood insurance policy brochure with image of a couple
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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Icicles hanging from a brown pipe. Frozen water and metal surface, winter time concept. selective focus shallow depth of field photo
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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Stairs leading to craftsman house
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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Snow falling near house
Prepare Your House for Freezing Temperatures — A Checklist
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Burnt out house
Returning Home After a Wildfire — A Safety Checklist
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a bungalow with a gray wooden exterior and a red front door
Strategies for Making Your Home Safer and More Wildfire-Resistant
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A lonely cracked earth desert floor
Drought Safety: How to Deal and How to Prepare
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water drop dripping from the tap
The 10 Best Water Conservation Tips for Droughts — Or Anytime
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Winter Snow Craftman Cape Cod Style Home
Here's How to Keep Yourself (and Your Home) Safe During Extremely Cold Temperatures
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Aerial view of wildfire on the field. Huge clouds of smoke
8 Tips to Keep Your Home — And Your Family — Safe During a Wildfire
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Sidewalk and front yard of a white house with black window frames and dark wood door
What Is Defensible Space? What You Need to Know About This Wildfire Safety Method
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