What to Do After an Earthquake: Safety Tips
In the aftermath of an earthquake, it’s understandable that you may feel a sense of panic. Buildings may be damaged, people could be hurt and community infrastructure and services could…
Is a Dog Door Right for Your Home?
If you have a fenced-in yard, a doggie door can be a convenient amenity for your pet. It allows your four-legged friend to go in and out of the house…
Your Guide to Outdoor Summer Fun and Safety
As the sun warms the air, you may be making plans for barbecues, outdoor swims and any other excuse you can find to enjoy the outdoors, even if you’re going…
Safety Tips for Remote Car Starters
Remote car starters can be convenient, especially on really cold or hot days. You can use them to heat up or cool off your car before you get into it so…
Carbon Monoxide Facts for New Homeowners
Young families settling in to their first home have a lot to think about — maybe more than they’ve ever had to consider before. With all the new financial and legal…
Baby’s Almost Mobile: How to Baby-Proof Your Home
If your little one is on the move and close to her first steps, it might be time to baby-proof your home. You may already have basic precautionary measures in…
How to Help Deter Burglars from Your Home
Here’s some good news: The FBI estimates that burglaries in 2013 were down 8.6 percent from 2012. In that same report, however, the FBI notes that approximately 74 percent of burglaries occurred in residences…
Top Tips for Driving and Parking on Black Friday
While Black Friday shopping may bring the most extreme deals, the traffic and parking situations can be a nightmare. Parking spaces are limited, people always seem to be in a rush…
Find the Right Motorcycle Riding Club
Riding clubs are a great way for riders to connect—and, of course, hit the road—with other enthusiasts. But even a quick Internet search yields a staggering number of club options,…
Smoke detector
It’s a potentially fatal (and far too common) scenario: An otherwise functional smoke alarm is rendered ineffective when a homeowner, annoyed by an end-of-life signal or false alarm, deliberately deactivates…