Get Prepared Articles & Tips
Has your house been affected by a tornado? Follow this checklist for inspecting damage to the exterior of your home and conducting safety checks for major appliances and gas leaks. You’ve been through a tornado. Your family is safe, and your... Read more .
Has your home recently gone through an earthquake? Read these simple tips for addressing home safety concerns and how to check home appliances for gas leaks or damage following an earthquake. Unlike some other natural disasters, earthquakes can’t... Read more .
Read these tips from the Sears Home Experts before you decide. After a major flood, the difficult work of cleanup is fraught with decisions about what items are salvageable and what must be replaced. Because your appliances, electronics and... Read more .
Our infographic offers tips to help prepare your home before a storm strikes — and what to do afterward. Extreme weather can really take a toll on your home’s exterior, especially the siding. But there are certain things you can do before and... Read more .
Maintain your home, one month at a time. New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for getting fit and eating better. This year, make a few resolutions for your home, too. Each month, resolve to complete one small home maintenance task, so by the end... Read more .
Winter, summer, spring or fall? Learn the best seasons to finally make those home improvement dreams a reality. Who says holiday wish lists are only for the kids? It’s time to make your own wish list and begin planning a few home improvement... Read more .
Follow these home fire safety tips to help make sure your home and family are safe from potential fires. Every 85 seconds. That’s how often fire departments responded to a house fire in 2013, according to the National Fire Protection Association.... Read more .
Here’s what you can do if a summer storm, hurricane or hailstorm strikes, plus what to do if a tree falls on your house. You don’t need a hurricane warning to crank up your stress level about possible storm damage to your home. Even a short-lived... Read more .