Health & Safety Articles & Tips

In an article at Consumer Reports, you can find advice from Chris Granger, vice president of Sears Home Services, for what to do if you’r appliances have gotten wet in a flood. (Spoiler alert: don’t rush in and turn them all. There’s a risk of... Read more .

If you’re renovating a bathroom for your children, keep these bathroom safety ideas in mind. Anyone who has watched a 4-year-old try to wash their hands knows how difficult it can be as a kid in an adult-size world. But it doesn’t take much to... Read more .

Does baking soda in the fridge really deodorize? How should you thaw meat? Is food safe to eat after a power failure? Here’s what you need to know to help keep your food fresh and your family safe. That seemingly innocent rotisserie chicken in... Read more .

Wondering if those leftovers are still good? What about that meat? Or milk? Our infographic breaks down the shelf life of common refrigerated items and offers up tips for keeping food fresh. Because sell-by dates often aren’t reliable... Read more .

Dangers lurk around every corner in your home. These must-know kitchen safety tips will help prevent accidents and keep kids out of harm’s way. Accidents happen when you least expect them to, especially in a busy household. Take the time to brush... Read more .

Spoiler: The answer is probably yes. When people think of air pollution, they tend to think of big cities like Los Angeles or Beijing. But according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air,... Read more .

More and more couples and singles are choosing to spend their golden years in their homes. These updates can help make sure the bathroom is a safe zone for seniors. Current bathroom design trends show people favoring more of a spa-like ambience.... 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 .

Garage doors injure thousands of people every year. Help keep your family safe with these tips. Your garage door is the largest, heaviest moving object in your home. You don’t want to mess with it. Every year, hospital emergency departments treat... Read more .

There are some easy things you can do before — and after — a flood, hurricane or earthquake to help preserve your appliances. Natural disasters are, unfortunately, a part of our world. These events often take us by surprise, and when they’re... Read more .