Safety & Security

  1. Rising Waters: How to Keep Your Home Safe from Flood Damage

    Rising Waters: How to Keep Your Home Safe from Flood Damage

    Did you know that flood damage in the United States has cost home and business owners nearly $75 billion in the last three decades? It's difficult to imagine, but those images of flooded homes and neighborhoods are a harsh reality millions face.

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  2. How to Install Bathroom Safety Grab Bars

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    Step 1: Position the Safety Grab Bar

    Decide on the best position and location to install a safety grab bar or multiple bars in your bathroom, depending on your

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  3. The Essential Guide to Home Fire Safety

    Smoke detector in house fire

    Home is where we feel safe, secure and comfortable. But even at home, accidents and unforeseen incidents can happen when we least expect them. Get some peace of mind by following these home safety tips and taking the necessary steps to decrease the chance

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  4. 8 Steps to Childproof Your Home, Inside & Out

    Toddler playing with knobs on kitchen stove

    As a parent, from the moment your child is born you begin to worry about his or her safety. Keeping a child safe from harm is not always easy. The average household is full of potential hazards that pose a threat to a baby or young child. However, all

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  5. Ladder Safety: 4 Tips to Avoid Injury

    Safely hanging wallpaper on ladder

    Ladders are essential tools for home improvements and maintenance. Their use can lead to injury though if utilized incorrectly or carelessly. Before climbing a ladder, be sure you know how to properly use one so that you complete the job successfully

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  6. Balcony Safety: 5 Steps to Protect Your Kids & Pets

    Safe balcony overlooking backyard

    Balconies are beautiful additions and can provide bountiful views, but they can also pose a safety hazard if not maintained. In addition, they can pose a danger to small children or pets if steps aren’t taken to make them as safe as they can be. Keep r

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  7. 3 Fire Pit Safety Rules for Every Backyard

    Outdoor fire pit with burning logs

    A growing number of people are installing backyard fire pits, but with great family get-togethers around the fire, comes great responsibility to follow all fire safety rules. Make sure your

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  8. Fall Season Safety: 4 Outdoor Hazards to Avoid

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  9. 5 Ways to Keep Kids Safe Outdoors

    Girl swinging energetically outside in summer

    You don’t have to watch your kids every second while they play outside. You also can’t prevent all potential accidents. You can make sure they play as safely as possible, though, by taking a few simple precautions to make your yard safer. Follow the bel

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  10. Home Security for Stress-Free Travel

    Smart home security on tablet

    When you're traveling, nothing gives you more peace of mind than knowing your home will be safe and secure while you’re away. From securing doors and windows to adding security lighting, there are some things that you can do to make sure you have a s

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  11. Halloween Safety Tips for Kids & Parents

    Kids trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes

    Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for kids and adults alike. But with great fun comes great responsibility to keep it safe. Whether you need tips on costumes and trick-or-treating safety or want to decorate your home with care, here are

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  12. 7 Tips to Decorate Safely for the Holidays

    Holiday decor near fireplace

    Decorating your home for the holidays, both inside and out, is a fun and festive family activity. Do it with safety in mind to keep both your loved ones and your home safe from fire, electrical and other hazards this holiday season.

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  13. 4 Ways to Keep Pets Safe from Holiday Hazards

    Cat pawing at ornament in Christmas tree

    There’s a lot going on during the holidays, with decorating, gifting and cooking. Don’t let pets get lost in the shuffle — keep pet-proofing top of mind while you prepare for the festivities. You can’t watch them every second of the season, but you can

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