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Tankless Water Heater Guide

Tankless water heaters take up much less space than storage water heaters as they heat the water directly. Discover why one of them is best for your home.

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What Is a P-Trap?

Curious about P-traps, how they function and what to look for when you buy one? Here's what you need to...


Prevent Water Damage While You Are Away

Water damage from frozen pipes, ruptured washer hoses, leaking supply lines and dripping water heaters costs billions every year. This...


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What To Know About Rerouting a Water Shutoff Valve

Where's that water shutoff valve when you need it? Avoid flooding disasters and make repairs easier by putting it where...


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The Eleven Percent: Meet Judaline Cassidy, Professional Plumber

New York City's "feminist plumber" talks about essential workers, inspiring young women to join the trades and what's in her...

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15 Common Plumbing Terms You Should Know

Every house has plumbing, and if you want to understand yours, you've got to know the lingo. You'll have more...


How to Create a Home Spa Bathroom

See the ways you can easily transform your bathroom into a spa oasis, from replacing shower fixtures to upgrading lighting...

How to Change a Showerhead in 3 Easy Steps

Replacing your showerhead is as simple as one, two, three.


How to Fix a Toilet Handle

If jiggling the handle doesn't solve the problem, one of these simple fixes probably will.


How to Install a New Bathroom Faucet in 8 Steps

Learn how to upgrade your bathroom faucet the DIY way. You can do this.


How to Repair a Garden Hose

Fix leaky garden hoses quickly and cheaply.

Winterize Your Irrigation System With This Handy $15 Device

Winterizing your irrigation system each fall can set you back some serious money if you pay a service to do...


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Stop Hiring Out These 10 Home Repairs

Every homeowner should know a trustworthy electrician, plumber and carpenter. But having them do small jobs can get expensive. Consider...


How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer

Replace a sink strainer—it’s easy!


How to Unclog Anything

Toilets aren’t the only clog-prone fixture homeowners have to deal with. Check out what else is susceptible to clogging—and how...


Better Plumbing: Easy, No-Leak Connections

Use pipe thread sealant on plastic, rubber or metal, on washers, rings or gaskets, and especially, on anything that has...

Top 10 Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself

Save money by doing simple plumbing repairs yourself. These fixes are completely DIY with basic tools and skills.


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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....



Everything to Know About Sump Pump Battery Backups

A dead pump can lead to disaster. Here's how to avoid trouble


9 Super-Simple Toilet Tune-Ups

Check out these 9 amazingly-simple ways to optimize your flush


10 Home Renovations That Affect Insurance Rates

Some home improvement projects like a new roof or storm-proof windows will help lower your insurance costs, but others can...


The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


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Why Old Homes Have Small Galvanized Pipes Sticking Out of the Ground

The galvanized pipes can cause environmental damage, so it's best to identify them as soon as possible!


Copper Pipe Types

The pros and cons of thicker and thinner copper pipe.


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...


15 Things You Should Do When You Find a Burst Pipe

A burst pipe is the last thing anyone wants to tackle. But there are some quick temporary fixes you can...


Avoid Frozen Sump Pump Pipes

What seemed like an easy, inexpensive project could have turned out to be a costly disaster.


Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.