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safety

  • Garage Safety Tips for National Safety Month

    For homeowners, safety and accessibility are a main priority, particularly as it pertains to entry and exit points. Unfortunately, millions of homes are at risk, with 1 in 15 garages and…

  • Nail Gun X-Ray Photos

    You don't want to look yet it's hard to turn away from these nail gun x-ray photos.…

  • 8 Tips to Do-It-Yourself While Pregnant

    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…

  • Create A Family Safe Word

    When you have a home security system, often times you’ll be asked to create a “safe word” — the point of it being that if your alarm goes off, you have…

  • Staying Safe During Urban Revitalization

    In sociology, there’s a school of thought that defines urban areas into circular zones. There’s the center-most, financial center of a city, then outwards from the center (much like rings on…

  • How To Organize A Nursery

    One of the more fun (and yet so frustrating) parts of making little people is creating a space for them in which to eventually reside. Yet once the furniture is built,…

  • When Neighbors Make Your Home Unsafe

    Getting to know your neighbors. can be one of the simplest ways to keep your home safe and secure. But what happens when your neighbors aren’t willing to cooperate? That photo…

  • Cheap and Easy Way to Test for Lead Paint

    We’ve heard all about the hazards of lead paint and have covered how to remove it. Sometimes I find myself thinking twice about certain pieces of furniture that I find at…

  • Lift Safely With The Shoulder Dolly

    Moving sucks. Moving big appliances sucks even more. Beyond the pure physical exertion, moving heavy awkward objects can be dangerous if not done correctly. You can damage yourself as well as…

  • Summer Safety: Tips to Prep Your Pool

    Don’t forget safety when thinking about a backyard pool. Install it the right way and enjoy your oasis with peace of mind (and no liability). A fence is almost always necessary…

  • What Can McGruff Do For You?

    Back during the holidays, I kept hearing PSA spots that were a joint venture from The US Department of Justice, The National Crime Prevention Council, and the Ad Council. They offered…

  • Water Damage Repair – Getting Started

    A few months back we featured a series on identifying, isolating and drying water damage in the home. The series left off after an effective drying system is set-up, and your…