More from Disaster Proofing

The Standby Generator
As severe weather continues to strike and blackouts become more common, homeowners can no longer rely on the fragile, aging national power grid and electrical infrastructure and need to consider alternative solutions such as standby generators to power the home. According to a January 2009...
Landscaping

Spring is here, and that means homeowners across the country are going to start picking up their shovels for a variety of outdoor projects: planting trees, installing fences, building decks, and more. However, a majority of Americans – 51 percent – who plan to dig this year will put...

Outdoor Cooking Safety: Checklist and Tips to Avoid Accidents

Ready to fire up the grill to cook up hotdogs and hamburgers for your family and friends?  If you don’t follow some basic safety rules, you could end up watching your tasty meal go up in smoke, or worse. Check out these tips from Enviro-Log to help you avoid outdoor cooking...

Exterior Remodeling

Lightning strikes are fairly common across the country.  Thunderstorms present major safety hazards and can damage property.  The cloud-to-ground lightning strikes at the center of these thunderstorms can be very dangerous whether you are indoors or out.  But there are several things you can...

Electric

Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete, hosts of the nationally-syndicated home improvement radio show The Money Pit, know a thing or two about keeping homes safe.  

“Every week, I tell listeners how to prepare for extreme weather emergencies,” Kraeutler says.  “But, to be honest, I thought the...

Fire

As winter weather rolls in, renters should reevaluate their contents insurance policies to ensure they have coverage for fire damage to personal property. Residential fires are more common in winter months than any other time of year, according to the US Fire Administration. Residential fires...