We talk about tools a lot, but a constant companion to any do-it-yourself project should be proper safety gear. It may not be as fun as tools, but these must-have items will protect your vision, hearing and lungs during any activity.
Smoke alarms are required by law in every home, but not all smoke alarms are created equal. Here’s how to choose the right one for you.
Now that winter weather is here, you may find yourself in the midst of an ice storm. Besides creating incredibly hazardous driving conditions, ice storms are also dangerous because it doesn’t take much ice accumulation to bring down tree branches, power lines and cause other damage to property. Although you […]
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that Americans spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. The EPA also advises that indoor air can be five times more polluted than outdoor air due to indoor air pollutants.
The Home Depot makes it easy to protect yourself during all of your home improvement projects and be prepared for storms and power outages.
Summer is a prime time for traveling. And while you’re packing and preparing, we suggest taking some time to make sure your home is protected while you’re away.
Gain piece of mind with a Digital Life home security system from AT&T
Marvin Windows now offers a factory installed casement window safety device
Owning a gun isn’t the right or only answer for a lot of people but there are many steps you can take to improve your home security
You don’t want to look yet it’s hard to turn away from these nail gun x-ray photos.
Toxic drywall from China was an issue a few years ago, how safe are these again?
Identify the source, prevention, salvage and flood insurance are the keys to dealing with water damage after a flood.
Since this isn’t my first time being pregnant amid approximately a million home improvement projects, nor is it the first time that being pregnant necessitated some of those projects, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned so that I can DIY while also building a little person. […]
Milwaukee Makes the Jobsite Safer with the Hammervac Dust Extractor
Working from a ladder is a dangerous place, so to improve your ladder safety check out the Surestep Stabilizer
The holidays are a great time to keep home safety top of mind. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), between 2005 and 2009, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 240 home fires that began with Christmas trees. To help families protect themselves from the […]
The dangers of lead poisoning are real, especially in older homes. If your home was built before 1978 there is a good chance that lead paint or pipes/solder was used. Lead paint is generally not dangerous in its normal form and adhered to the walls but it becomes a hazard […]
You’ve heard the term “casing the joint” which is slang for checking out a building, bank, home before robbing it. Criminals and petty thieves will do this to mitigate their risk, junkies and kids who are up to no good won’t. As long as you have some basic safety measures […]
Falling trees are frightening — and worse, they pose a safety risk not only to your property, but to you and your family, too. Although you can’t predict storm damage, you can examine the trees on your property and determine if they pose a higher safety risk than others. Jennifer […]
Protective gloves are one of the best investments for a do-it-yourselfer. They not only protect you from cuts and scrapes but also from damage due to chemicals as well as simply keep your hands clean so at the end of your project you simply need to clean your gloves, not […]
As Hurricane Irene barrels toward the North Carolina coast and today marks the 19th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew (not to mention the approaching anniversary of Hurricane Katrina), there’s no better time to think about hurricane safety. If you opt to stay in your home to weather the storm, there are […]
We’ve had our close calls with fireworks growing up and its always because we were being dumb. If you always remember that fireworks are unpredictable and take care to protect yourself then you should have no problems. But here are some reminders for this year’s festivities. 1. Fireworks are unpredictable […]