Home Safety Articles
In a Flash, Lightning Can Fry Every Appliance (and More) in a Home. But Saving Homes From Lightning Strikes Isn’t Impossible.
What They Grabbed Before a Natural Disaster Hit
Natural disasters happen. What would you take with you during evacuation? Here are stories of real people saved & lost — & what really mattered in the aftermath.
When This Man Awoke to Strange Sounds, He Expected a Thief, Animal or Ghost
What he found instead was much more surprising. A Farmers representative shares a favorite story from the Hall of Claims.
From Scorpions to Monsoons to — Yes — Snow, Home Maintenance in Arizona Requires Ingenuity
In a Blackout, Reaching Out for Help Requires a Plan. Low-Tech Solutions Might Save the Day
Rescue Stories from the Houston Flooding: “We’d Bang on Roofs and Listen for People Inside”
You Have to Think like a Bad Guy to Protect Your Home
Security pros say you can help make your home more secure by thinking like the bad guys.
They Had Minutes to Pack and Flee Before the Flood
These homeowners escaped epic flooding, but floodwaters destroyed their homes. Here, they talk about how they escaped, what they did beforehand, and what they’re doing to prepare for the next flood.
They Stole His Identity and Made Off With $50,000 Before He Had a Clue He'd Been Robbed
It Sounded Like Artillery Shells Hitting the Roof
This Colorado car dealership lost its entire inventory in the Hailstorm of the Century. Learn more about hail-damage prevention and storm precautions to take if you live in a hail-prone region.
I Can Still Hear the Sound of the Fire
Read Gatlinburg resident Dakota Codgill’s account of his family’s narrow escape of The 2016 Great Smoky Mountain wildfires
Your Roof Can't Wear a Puffy Coat in Cold Weather. Here's How You Can Keep It Cozy.
Ice dams can cause major damage to your home and roof during the winter months. Learn ways to help keep them from forming.
Dog Showers, Catios (AKA Cat Patios) and More Home Renovations for the Truly Pet-Obsessed
Architects, veterinarians and pet hotel designers share home improvement tips that can make life even sweeter for four-legged family members.