Health & Safety Articles & Tips

Are you aware of all the germs that could be hiding in your kitchen? Our interactive photo highlights the most common bacteria, where they’re hiding and how to kill them. Your kitchen might look clean…but is it really? Beneath the veneer of... Read more .

How much do you know about the potential dangers found in the kitchen? Learn valuable life-saving tips about sharp objects, fire dangers and food safety. The kitchen is the heart of your home, but it can also be a danger zone. From grease fires... Read more .

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 .

Do you know the best way to organize your fridge? Do you do regular maintenance to help extend the life of your refrigerator? Take our quiz to put your fridge knowledge to the test. Put your fridge knowledge to the test and find out if you’re... Read more .

Have you wondered how water filters work? How often you should replace them? Get the answers to these questions with our infographic. You know that the water that flows from your refrigerator water dispenser with just the push of a button is... Read more .

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 .