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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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 solved the mystery.

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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Is Your Gas Stove 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...

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...

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...

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Stay Shady with This Family Handyman Approved Sun Shirt

Have some fun in the sun wearing this Family Handyman Approved work shirt with built-in UV protection.

Why Is Poison Hemlock So Dangerous?

Poison hemlock is becoming more prolific in parts of the United States. Here's how to recognize and get rid of...

What to Know About Telescoping Ladders

Telescoping ladders provide a portable, easy way to work at modest heights. We'll look at their pros and cons for...

A Family Handyman Approved Father’s Day Gift Guide

Struggling to find the right Father's Day gift for your dad? Check out these Family Handyman Approved products any DIY...

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These Stylish and Tough Stoggles Safety Glasses Are Family Handyman Approved

Whether you work in the trades or you're a DIY enthusiast, safety glasses are an essential tool. Recently I picked...

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Give Your Bathroom a New Look with Family Handyman Approved Aura Bath & Spa Paint

Remodels can be costly and become drawn out. But if you're looking for a quick way to breath new life...

17 Tips and Tricks for Hauling or Carrying Large Items

Save your back, and some time, with these genius tips for hauling heavy items.

4 Best Carbon Monoxide Detectors of 2022

A look at the best carbon monoxide detectors to help keep you and your family safe.

The Best Smoke Detectors of 2022

Finding the best smoke detector for your home is one of the smartest and safest decisions you can make.

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5 Best Smart Smoke Detectors

Even if you're not too into smart-home tech, consider one of these smart smoke detectors for safety. Here's how to...

What Is an Urban Firestorm?

Wildfires crossing into urban settings can take homeowners by surprise. Here's how to know if you're at risk, and how...

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How To Keep Yourself and Your Home Safe Around Animal Predators

Whether your home is near cougars, coyotes, bears, bobcats or wolves, here are some preventative measures to peacefully co-exist.

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Types of Fire Extinguishers for Home Use

Decoding fire extinguishers for your home: What Classes A, B and C mean, where to put them, and which ones...

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Winter Car Survival Tips When Stranded in the Cold

From distress signals to running the heater, here's how to stay comfortable and safe when stranded on a snowy road.

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How To Babyproof Drawers and Cabinets

These tips from a certified expert make childproofing drawers and cabinets a snap.