Sunday, November 28, 2021

How to Prevent Laundry Room Flooding | Ask This Old House

In this video, Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains how and why to install an automatic shutoff valve for the washing machine supply hoses.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Monday, November 22, 2021

How to Install Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors | Ask This Old House

Scott Caron, master electrician for Ask This Old House, wires an old house with new smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Disaster Preparation Tips for Your Home

With many people at home more often now, prepping your home is a perfect task to do that you may have not had time for before.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

What To Do If Your Home Is Flooded

Your home is flooded. Now what? Danny Lipford joined us to walk you through the steps you should take if you find yourself in this situation.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Why Are Firetrucks Red?

We could all use a break from 2020. So in a more lighthearted approach to Learn Something New™ by NFPA Journal®, this month we explore why most firetrucks are red—as well as the reason why red may not be the best choice for emergency vehicles after all.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Water Damage: Test Your Water IQ

What can damage your home in many ways. Do you know what is covered and what isn't? This video explains the different types of coverage from burst pipes to torrential floods. Spokespersons: Jeanne M. Salvatore, Insurance Information Institute; Ed Connor, National Flood Insurance Program.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Quick Tips: Home Improvement Contracts

In California, a written contract is required for all home improvement projects over $500. Learn what information should be included in your home improvement contract and how to avoid getting scammed.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Top 5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Contractor

Next to buying and selling your home, choosing a general contractor is just as important! Watch as Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Dream Team member and licensed contractor expert Jared Dostie walks us through the most important questions to ask a prospective contractor.

Monday, November 1, 2021

The Modern US Fire Problem

Since America Burning was published in 1973, the United States has made incredible progress in lowering the number of fires, fire deaths, and fire injuries through the use of technologies like smoke alarms and implementing up-to-date codes and standards. But more progress is needed to eliminate the modern day fire problem in the US, which is characterized by trends like faster-burning furniture and massive wildfires. A new report from NFPA offers insights into what that problem looks like and how we can address it.