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DIY plumbing projects, tips and repairs for most plumbing jobs around your home.
3 Important Reasons to Filter Your Water at Home
While the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan, raised serious questions about the risks in public...
How a Toilet Works
Learn the basics so you can fix it yourself—and save!
Here’s Why You Should Consider Installing a Dual-Flush Toilet
It will do you a HUGE favor.
Comfort or Clogs: The Ultimate Toilet Paper Dilemma
Rough pipes, low-flow toilets and using too much toilet paper are among the most common...
This is the Best Way to Cut PVC Pipe
Unless you have three hands, you're going to want to check out this tip.
How to Repair a Leaking Toilet
How to fix the 4 most common causes of leaks under the toilet.
How to Unclog a Sink
With two simple tools—a plunger and a drain snake—you can clear 95 percent of...
No Hot Water? Restore It Yourself
No more hot water? You may need a new thermocouple.
How to Remove a Bathtub Drain in 3 Easy Steps
Need to replace your tub drain? Removing the old one can be a real chore....
Prevent Water Damage While You Are Away
Water damage from frozen pipes, ruptured washer hoses, leaking supply lines and dripping water heaters...
How to Adjust Hot Water Heater Temperature
Be safe—keep the water heater temperature setting at 120 degrees F.
Water Heater Maintenance: Extend Your Hot Water Heater Lifespan
A little preventive maintenance keeps the hot water flowing and extends your water heater lifespan.
Signs of Poorly Vented Plumbing Drain Lines
Solutions to a bubbling toilet or changes in the water level in the bowl.
Here’s How To Make Sure Your Toilet Doesn’t Explode
Yes, it CAN happen in extremely cold conditions!
How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing
A frozen water line can cause pipes to burst and wreck your home
13 Tips to Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter
We all know that water expands when it freezes. That’s not a problem with...
Fix Water Heater Leaking
Simple solutions for common water heater leaks.
How to Fix a Leaky Faucet
Fix a dripping kitchen faucet with replacement parts.
12 Tips for Water Damage Repair
Once you've shut down the water source and electricity, you may be staring at puddles...
Why You Should Freeze Pipes on Purpose
Most homeowners are concerned with how to keep pipes from freezing during the winter. But...
10 Silent Signs Your House has a Major Plumbing Problem
We've all been there: late at night, laying in bed and drifting off to sleep...
How to Replace a Water Heater Thermocouple
Save your hot water heater with a new thermocouple!
10 Worst Trees for Your Home’s Plumbing
Trees are most often an asset to the home landscape, but some species can cause...
Making This Mistake With a Clogged Toilet Can Make Things Worse
Tackle the problem of a clogged toilet head-on with this secret cleaner.
How to Stop a Running Toilet
Get a stronger flush—and a lower water bill. Find out how to fix things...
How to Eliminate Basement Odor and Sewer Smells
Stop sewer gas from entering the basement.
How to Replace a Garbage Disposal
14 tips and tricks to avoid leaks and mistakes.
How to Unclog a Toilet
A $4.95 plunger and a handy toilet snake will make you the family hero! Learn how...
How to Simply Fix Loose Faucet Handles
Fast fix for an annoying problem
How to Connect a PVC Pipe to ABS Pipe
This is the best way to connect these two types of pipes
The Two Things You Should NEVER Throw Down The Drain
They will cause HUGE problems!
What’s Brown Friday? The Truth Behind Plumbers’ Busiest Day of The Year
Get your mind out of THAT gutter—it's not actually what you think!