Beef up your plumbing skills so you’re ready for anything, whether that’s revamping a bathroom or tackling a plumbing emergency.
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.
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...
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....
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!
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...
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...
10 Cool Fixtures and Hardware with a Matte Finish
Move over stainless! Over the last couple years, designers say there's been an increase in requests for matte black finishes...
Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts
These will definitely get you out of a few jams.
The 30 Secrets a Plumber Won’t Tell You
These secrets could save you a lot of time and money. Get the scoop on things a plumber will never...
5 Top Myths About Septic Systems
There's a lot of misinformation out there about septic systems. Here's what you need to know.
10-Minute House Repair and Home Maintenance Tips
Simple fixes to household headaches that take 10 minutes or less — these home repairs are quick and easy.
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.
How to Fix a Leaking Shutoff Valve
Fix a leaking shutoff valve and save yourself the cost of a visit from the plumber.
6 Things Professional Plumbers Never Do in Their Own Homes
Taking good care of the plumbing in your home is important to say the least, and that includes knowing what...
Family Handyman’s Vintage Handy Hints from the ’80s
In celebration of Family Handyman's 70th Anniversary, we're taking a scroll through the archives and sharing some of the hints,...
9 Bathroom Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid
Getting ready to fix a toilet, shower or sink? Then it's the perfect time to acquaint yourself with these common...
How to Use a Drain Bladder to Blast Any Sink Clog
Learn how to use a drain bladder to quickly, easily and affordably clear the toughest sink clogs.
What to Know About Drain Bladders
Learn how a drain bladder can easily and inexpensively blast away the toughest clogs.