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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home
When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....
100 Plumbing Goofs and Other Scary Stuff
A plumbing problem is no laughing matter, but it is fun to see the problems before they're solved. Check out...
6 Things Plumbers ALWAYS Do In Their Own Homes
Plumbers say keeping up on a few basic tasks and best practices is the secret to a well-maintained, fully-functioning home...
5 Top Myths About Septic Systems
There's a lot of misinformation out there about septic systems. Here's what you need to know.
The 10 Most Common Plumbing Mistakes DIYers Make
You can fix most household plumbing repairs and even update plumbing fixtures with just a few special tools and a...
Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage
Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.
What You Need to Know About Your Septic System’s Drainfield
Knowing how to care for and maintain your drainfield will keep your entire septic system running properly.
Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects and Tips From the ’60s
Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...
12 Things Your Plumber Doesn’t Want You To Know
A plumber isn't obliged to tell you it's an easy fix...
Signs of Frozen Pipes (And How to Unfreeze Them)
As temps drop, your risk of a frozen pipe increases. Read on for all you need to know about preventing...
1951 Family Handyman Feature: Be Your Own Plumber
In honor of Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some throwbacks. Check out these DIY plumbing tips.
How to Upgrade Your Shower in a Weekend
Get an impressive shower upgrade without breaking the bank or turning your basement into a jobsite.
This Is What People Used Before Toilet Paper Existed
Toilet paper is selling out everywhere, which leaves us wondering — what did people do without it in the first...
Here’s Why Old Houses Have a Random Toilet in the Basement
Standalone toilets in the basement are an outdated concept. Why were they necessary in the first place?
Stuff We Love: Plumber’s Wrenches
It's fun to see basic tools reinvented. Here are three new school plumber's wrenches that will make your friends ask:...
5 Toilet Paper Alternatives That Will Definitely Clog Your Pipes
Running out of toilet paper? Make sure you don't make matters worse by flushing something that could clog pipes or...