Tag: Home Safety

3 Dangerous Things You Probably Do in Your Home

When you’re at home, security isn’t always comprised of big, obvious things like keeping an eye on your kids when they play in the front yard. It also includes a number of little things, which can add up to something of a big deal when it comes to safety. Even the most security-conscious people can Read More…

9 Common Home Emergencies, and How to Handle Them

Whether you own or rent your home, you are likely to run into home emergencies that you will need to handle right away. Even if you don’t consider yourself especially handy, these are situations that you should be able to manage yourself. Or at least, hopefully you can keep them from turning into complete disasters Read More…

4 Reasons You Should Get to Know Your Neighbors

The 21st century has introduced an interesting dichotomy when it comes to building communities. Technology has made it easier to be close with people who live thousands of miles away. But at the same time, many people don’t reach out to those who live right across the street. Only 24% of adults living in urban Read More…

4 Projects to Make Your Home Safer

With so many people stuck at home these days, more and more have turned to home improvement projects to make home a better place to be, as well as to simply keep busy. People are painting and updating their bathrooms. They’re working on their lawns and changing out light fixtures. And so on and so Read More…

Home Security Systems: DIY vs. Professional

Options for a good home security system used to be much simpler: you needed a deadbolt, a heavy door, and a solid baseball bat. However, as technology has advanced, it’s provided many more (and safer) options for protecting homes. A number of companies now provide home security monitoring. And still more provide technology that you Read More…

How to Keep Elderly Relatives Safe in Their Home

As your loved ones start to age and lose some of their mobility, it’s important to figure out how much care they may need, and by whom. Except in cases of extreme physical or mental disability, it is probably not necessary for an elderly family member to move into a nursing home. But what can Read More…

How to Protect Yourself from a Home Invasion

Home invasions are very uncommon, so it’s unlikely that you’ll ever have to deal with one; however, it’s possible. You never think you’ll be one of the few people that become a statistic, but you should be prepared for the possibility. Many people don’t even know where to begin when it comes to preparing for Read More…

A Guide to Evaluating Neighborhood Safety When Home Shopping

When you’re home shopping, you’ll generally have a list of things you’re interested in. Proximity to jobs and school, size, and design are all important to you and your family. One of the most important aspects to consider, however, is safety. Whether you have children that might want to play outside, you enjoy walking, the Read More…