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Consumer Guides
Family Circle Articles by Alvin Ubell

Home Repair & Safety Articles
by Alvin Ubell and Label Shulman

Publications from Family Circle Magazine 1980-2005.

Portrait, Alvin Ubell Portrait: Susan Kelliher Ungaro, Family Circle Magazine Editor In Chief Portrait: Arthur Hettich, Family Circle Magazine Editor-In-Chief

Contents

  1. For Home Owners: Home Health & Safety Checklists
  2. For Buyers: Guides on Home Purchasing
  3. DIY Gurus: Home Improvement and Repair Tips

For over twenty years, “Household Hints & Safety Editor” and contributing author Alvin Ubell has written and co-authored articles for Family Circle Magazine on safe house keeping and home repair.

Alvin Ubell would like to thank Arthur Hettich and Susan Kelliher Ungaro, both Editor-In-Chief of Family Circle, for without their encouragement and support these articles would not have been written.


Home Health & Safety Checklists

  1. “Whole-House Safety Checklist”
    Homeowner's Checklist of Safety Hazards

    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (June 6, 2004)
  2. “Whole-House “Energy” Budget Guide”
    Home Energy Usage: Inspection Checklist

    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (September 3, 1991)
  3. “How To Detoxify Your Water”
    Tap Water Filtration Systems Guide

    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (November 6, 1990)
  4. “Is Your Home An Easy Mark?”
    Home Security Checklist: A Household Safety Guide

    by Al Ubell (August 19, 1986)
  5. “Make Your Home a Safe Place for Kids”
    Household Safety Guide

    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (August 2, 1983)
  6. “Winter Car Emergency Guide”
    Tips for Driver Safety

    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (January 4, 1983)
  7. “Is Your Home In Good Condition?”
    Home Inspection Guide - Do It Yourself Inspector Checklist

    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (June 8, 1982)
  8. “Home Emergency Preparedness Guide”
    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (October 5, 1982)

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Buyer Guides

  1. “The Best Vacation Cabin Kits”
    Kit Homes Buyers Guide - Prefabricated and Modular Housing

    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (May 12, 1998)
  2. “Swimming Pools”
    A Reference Guide

    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (May 5, 1987)
  3. “I Can't Take It Anymore”
    Consumer Protection Guide To Filing A Complaint

    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (September 24, 1985)
  4. “No-Fail Guide To Hiring A Contractor”
    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (May 31, 1983)
  5. “Save Big Money On Appliance Repairs”
    Home Appliance Repair & Troubleshooting Guide

    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (March 8, 1983)
  6. “Burglar-Proof Your Home”
    A Guide to Alarm Systems & Security Devices

    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (August 10, 1982)

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Home Improvement and Repair Tips

  1. “Super Stain Solutions”
    Household Guide to Stain Removers

    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (May 12, 1998)
  2. “Help For Remodelers”
    Home Improvement Guide

    by Al Ubell (May 27, 1986)
  3. “Easy Home Fix Its”
    Home Repair Advice

    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (January 4, 1985)
  4. “20 Easy Fix-Its for Everyday Household Problems”
    Home Repair Advice

    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (March 27, 1984)
  5. “Grow a Healthy Green Lawn All Summer Long”
    Part 1: Lawn Care Guide
    Part 2: Grass Types & Climate Chart
    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (April 1, 1984)
  6. “Facts On Floors: Solutions To Your Most Annoying Problems”
    Home Flooring Guide: Installation, Repair & Maintenance

    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (April 1, 1984)
  7. “Save Hundreds of Dollars On Heating and Electric Bills”
    Home Energy Saving Guide: 8 Ways To Reduce Utility Bills

    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (April 1, 1984)
  8. “Does Your House Leak, Seep or Drip? Say Goodbye To Water Worries” with the Water Damage Repair Guide - Fix Leaks & Moisture Problems
    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (June 8, 1983)
  9. “Home Radiator Heating”
    Home Repair Tip

    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (September 1, 1981)
  10. “Fix A Water Pipe Leak”
    Home Repair Tip

    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (September 1, 1981)
  11. “Save 25% On Your Heating Bills”
    Home Insulation Guide - Do It Yourself Installation

    by Al Ubell and Label Shulman (November 18, 1980)

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