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 3 out of 4 gate systems lacking the latest safety features that ensure protection for everyone who comes into […]
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You don’t want to look yet it’s hard to turn away from these nail gun x-ray photos.
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. […]
People often think home security systems are only useful when they’re not at home — say, going on vacation or even just the day-to-day of going to work, driving the kids around, eating out and the like. But home security systems aren’t just for when your house is empty. Home […]
We received a request last week to take a look at a new product in work safety and we’re glad we did. We feel these Combo Glasses that combine sight and hearing protection in one product will hopefully become standard in workshops, auto plants, construction sites and any other loud […]
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 to give the safe word to the security company to let them know you’re not in danger. In most […]
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 a tree) the zones are defined by the socio-economic status of the people who live there. Typically, the further […]
Even if you aren’t doing the job yourself, you should take steps to prepare your home and household before a major renovation begins. Once contractors start running around your home and the demo starts, it’s often too late to lay the groundwork for an efficient remodel. Here are some steps […]
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, the impossibly small clothes are folded, and the VOC-free paint is dry on the walls, it’s time to make […]
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 is of my backyard, which shares a fence line with my neighbor’s garage and driveway. I hadn’t noticed the […]
It’s nearly summer. And with skyrocketing temperatures come the chance for severe weather and power outages. In July 2006, we spent nearly a week sans power at This D*mn House in 100-degree heat following a series of back-to-back storms that wiped out powerlines, roadways, trees and even some homes in […]
Here are six questions you should ask yourself before deciding to buy a gun to protect your home.
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 thrift shops and have turned down a good find or two since I don’t have the space to strip […]
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 the object being moved if you don’t do it carefully. We were given a demonstration of the Shoulder Dolly […]
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 with any backyard pool over 24″ deep. If you install an above ground and have a non-climbable railing completely […]
Sean Payton, the head coach of the New Orleans Saints, is the lead plaintiff among 2,100 alleged victims in a case scheduled to begin this week against a company from China charged with shipping drywall that made people sick and damaged other property in the home. The 591-page class action […]
Those who suffer with food allergies are wary of the Double “C.” No, that doesn’t mean Christopher Columbus or chocolate chips. It means Cross Contamination and it occurs when allergens end up in foods that are normally safe. This can cause a surprise (and severe) reaction. It’s the reason why […]
Maybe you or a family member just found out that you have a severe nut allergy. Or it could be that you’ve been living with it for years. Now that a kitchen remodel is on the horizon, you’re beginning to wonder which materials are safest for food allergies. Countertops are […]
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 really great tips on how to keep your home, your valuables, yourself and your loved ones safe during the […]
Growing up, my parents were kind of … neurotic. My mom had a thing about the “fishbowl effect” as she called it — the fact that when it gets dark at night you can see inside people’s houses if the lights are on and the curtains are open. She blames […]
Water damage repair can be hazardous. The most common types of hazard? Contaminated water and mold. Both pose a huge threat to you and your family. Thankfully personal protective equipment, also known as PPE, is readily available this day in age. In this third part of our series on water […]
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 home is on its way back to a livable condition. Over the next week or so, we will look […]