Working at a height can be hazardous. This guide provides some tips on how to stay safe while working up a ladder, how to erect it, and safety tips for working on roofs.
A GFCI or RCD is a safety device designed to shut off power in the event of an electrical "leak." These devices can save your life and should be fitted to all extension leads.
While the focus right now is on avoiding "Day Zero" and many ideas are being shared on how to save water, it's also important to think ahead and plan for the first rains which do eventually arrive.
There is poison lurking in almost every room of your house. Identify these potential health risks and keep everyone safe.
Sandbags are one of the best ways to insulate a house against low-level flood waters. Here's a guide on where to source them or make your own.
As you grow older your existing house may not be safe anymore. Check these house design ideas to make it kid and elderly friendly now and for the future
Everybody knows milk, eggs, and certain other foods expire. However, you will be very surprised that products other than foods also expire. This article contains some real shockers.
It is known that lead is toxic, but do you know what makes it poisonous? Here are some of the common household products that have lead.
Think you're prepared for an emergency? Even when you think you are, you may need to check your list twice....
Food is not the most essential item in a disaster preparedness kit. Learn which essentials you'll need to survive without power or transportation.
Helpful ways on how you can clean up more efficiently after smoke damage has done a number on your home and properties.
Life is unpredictable. Tornadoes tear through towns, earthquakes rattle cities and unexpected events can catch us off guard. What if I told you that the best survival tools are right under your nose?
The Atlantic hurricane season will be here before you know it, and now is the time to prepare for a hurricane. Getting a head start on hurricane preparedness can help you avoid last-minute expenses and unnecessary stress should a storm head your way.
Two of the most dangerous health hazards found in our homes are black mold and carbon monoxide. Learn the signs and symptoms of exposure and what you can do to protect your family.
If you live in Florida or Texas or any other state that has experienced the wrath of a hurricane, you know the importance of hurricane preparedness.
The rash of current wild fires (particularly wildfire in Arizona and Colorado) should spur one to think of ways to keep the home safe. Whatever you can do to protect your home is worth doing now.
Anyone living in an area where hurricanes occur on a regular basis should know what to do to prepare. They should also know what they will need to survive the hurricane and the days after a hurricane.
A snowy winter may bring power outages. Having a few simple supplies at home can keep you comfortable even if the electricity is off for a few days.