Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Misting a bead of silicone caulking with denatured alcohol to make it easy to spread.

Tip for Smoothing Silicone Caulk

Silicone caulk has great adhesion and flexibility, but it can be hard to spread out evenly. Watch this video to see how to use denatured alcohol to spread silicone caulking easily.
Applying waterproofing sealer to cement backer board before tiling.

Tile Tub or Shower Surround Wall Preparation

Find out how to prepare the walls of a bathtub or shower surround for tile to make sure they are waterproof. Watch this video to find out more.
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How to Fix a Shower Curtain Rod

Find out how to repair a spring tension shower curtain rod to hold it in place. Watch this video to find out more.
Using a drain cleaning zip tool to remove hair and other organic matter from a tub drain.

Eliminating Sink and Bathtub Drain Odors

Most odors in sink or tub drains aren’t caused by sewer gas but from organic matter and bacteria trapped in the drain. Watch this video for tips on how to clean drains to remove offensive odors.

How to Repair a Leaking Single-Handle Bathtub Faucet

Heather asks, “The single handle faucet on my bathtub leaks. How do I repair it?”

You probably need to disassemble the faucet and replace the O-ring. Read on to find out how.
Using vinegar in a plastic bag to clean a clogged showerhead.

How to Clean a Clogged Showerhead

Showerhead spray nozzles can become clogged over time with mineral deposits found in tap water. Watch this video to find out how to clean a clogged showerhead using vinegar.
Misting a bead of silicone caulking with denatured alcohol to make it easy to spread.

How to Prevent Mold on Tub and Shower Caulk

Bill asks, “How can I keep mold from forming on the caulk around my shower?”

To prevent mold and mildew on caulking in a shower or tub, use a 100% silicone caulk that contains a biocide. Read on to find out more.

How to Clean Out a Tub Drain

A slow or clogged tub drain can turn your bath or shower into a less than idyllic experience. Fortunately, it’s usually simple to fix. Watch this video to find out how.
Eco-friendly bathroom with ceramic tile floors and blue walls

5 Ways to Freshen up a Bathroom

Light remodeling is one of the biggest trends these days. Learn what it means, and how easy it is from Danny Lipford.