Home Safety
Fire prevention tips from The Family Handyman

Fire prevention tips from The Family Handyman

National Fire Safety Prevention Week (October 5-11) is upon us. Cut down deadly fire risks by exercising good safety habits and simple prevention measures. To help, The Family Handyman has rounded up the “Big 7” most common causes of preventable home fires and steps you can take to keep them from starting. Prevention costs little...
Home emergencies: Are you prepared?

Home emergencies: Are you prepared?

We’re in the heat of tornado season, and summer is notorious for bringing a host of other unexpected emergencies – from blackouts to floods and electrical storms. The problem: 9 out of 10 people either panic or freeze during an emergency instead of taking effective action. To boot, the best plan of action is often...
Making your home senior ready

Making your home senior ready

There are many things homeowners can do when getting the residence safer for someone who cannot get around the house like they used to. Skip Wyatt, of Mr. Handyman, recently gave some tips as to what to do to get your home ready. He said most a homeowner can do, however, if they are unsure,...

Protect your family from a silent danger in your home

Once you become a homeowner, the safety of your home and the loved ones who live there become a main concern. A few common precautions you’ve taken to protect your family from danger include having a security system professionally installed, regularly testing your smoke detectors and creating an emergency escape plan. But you may be...
Safe and sound: Adapting a home for senior living

Safe and sound: Adapting a home for senior living

Here’s the scenario: Daughter, 47, husband, 49, two teenage boys. Daughter has very pleasant part-time job, lives in nice house, purchased 20 years ago. Her mother, 79, has been in an automobile accident, has several fractures, and is confined to a wheelchair. Daughter’s brother lives far away. Daughter lives nearby. The most practical, affordable solution?...
Plant ice resistant trees

Plant ice resistant trees

Winter storms that coat everything in layers of luminous ice leave a very beautiful but dangerous calling card. We know ice covered trees are susceptible to breakage from the added weight; but if you take a look around your yard, now do you know which of your trees are more likely to give in to...