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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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    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...


    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...


    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....


    Think the Bathroom from Trainspotting was Bad? These Bathrooms Come Close to That

    You might want to cover your eyes for some of these...


    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.



    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.


    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.


    How to Install a Battery-Powered Touchless Faucet

    Touchless faucet installation made easy.


    How to Upgrade Your Bathroom Vanity

    A fresh new look for your bathroom.


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    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...

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    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...


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.