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December 26, 2016

Year-End Checklist: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Home Safe

Your home may be the most dangerous environment you spend time in during any given week. This winter make it just a bit safer with this year-end checklist.
 
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September 26, 2016

Where Should I Install Security Features in My Home?

Your home is important to you, and you want to make it as secure as possible. Here are some tips to help you do that.
 
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September 21, 2016

Where Should I Place the Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors In my Home?

You know that your home needs smoke alarms and CO alarms, but where should you put them?
 
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July 29, 2016

How to Keep Your Pets Safe and Happy in the Summer Heat

Summer is a great time to be a pet owner, but if you’re not careful, the summer heat can be dangerous. Try these tips to keep your pet happy and safe.
 
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July 6, 2016

Safeguard Your Home for Summer: 6 Things to Check Around the Home

Prepare your home for play and vacations with this safety checklist. Learn about potential hazards and helpful ways to safeguard your home for summer.
 
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June 22, 2016

Fireworks Safety Is For Everyone: Protecting Your Home This July 4th

Having a safe, relaxing holiday on the 4th of July requires a bit of fire safety knowledge regarding fireworks. Here's how to stay safe this 4th of July.
 
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May 27, 2016

Don’t DIY: 10 Projects That Are Better Left to the Pros

As satisfying as it is doing your own home repairs, some are just better left to the pros. Here are ten DIY home projects you shouldn’t do yourself.
 
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November 28, 2014

Simple DIY Projects to Create a Safer Home

No one wants to break the bank when trying to create a safer home. Save money and check out these DIY projects to help you create a safer home!
 
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March 25, 2014

Safety Tips for Before, During and After the Renovation Process

Transforming your space through a renovation can make your home more beautiful and functional, improving the time you spend there as well as improve your home’s value.

If you’re ready to work on improving your space, whether it’s remodeling the kitchen, updating the bathroom, or transforming the backyard, be sure to keep safety tips before, during and after the renovation in mind.

Start with Safety

It’s important to start your project with safety in mind. Make sure you have the right equipment and it all works properly before you get started. You’ll also want to make sure you have permits and that you meet city codes. Consider these safety reminders before you [...]

 
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October 24, 2013

Building a Safe Room for Natural Disasters

When disaster strikes, nothing is more important than protecting yourself and your family from potentially dangerous elements. To properly defend against these types of emergencies, you may want to consider building a safe room in your home. This room is usually a physically reinforced space where you and your family can reside while you wait out the storm. It should be strong enough to withstand dangerously high winds and flying debris. You can build a safe room yourself or hire a contractor.

In terms of natural disasters, according to research from Allstate, in 2009, there were 21 tornado-related deaths, 45 in 2010, and 548 in 2011. On average, the U.S. is hit by 1,376 [...]

 
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September 27, 2013

Keep Your Home Safe with These Holiday Light Safety Tips

Decorating with holiday lights is a long-standing tradition. Lights look great indoors and out by bringing cheer to a home and brightening up surroundings. However, it’s important to be cautious when you introduce lights to your holiday festivities and do everything you can to prevent a possible fire from occurring. Watch this video for a few simple tips on holiday light safety that will keep your home safe and glowing during these upcoming holiday seasons!

For more tips on safety within your home and decorating ideas, visit Homes.com’s YouTube channel.

 
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July 24, 2013

20 Budget Friendly Ways to Thwart off Burglary

The Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics recently announced the number of home burglaries declined 47 percent from 1994 to 2011. Unfortunately, the median dollar value of items and cash taken in household burglaries increased 54 percent during that time period.

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