Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Bathtub drain.

Repairing a Bathtub Drain

Barbara asks, "Our bathtub no longer holds water. How can I replace the drain hardware?"

To replace the drain basket on the tub, you'll need access to the underside or back of the tub. To remove the drain basket, insert a pair of pliers in the basket and turn it, or there is a special tub drain removal wrench.

Take Back Your Bathroom From Germs & Odor

Where to look when you are deep cleaning your bathroom.
Danny Lipford with completed cultured marble shower stall.

How to Install a Cultured Marble Shower Stall

Cultured marble showers are less expensive than ceramic tile and much easier to install. Cultured marble is made from a mixture of marble dust mixed and polyester resin. 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.
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.
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.

Easy to Install Rainfall Effect Showerhead

Showerheads that mimic the feel of falling rain usually require additional plumbing to retrofit them to an existing shower, but AquaScape showerheads from Waterpik have an adjustable arm that connects to the existing pipe without any extra plumbing.

Tips for Waterproofing a Shower Floor

A listener wants to know if he should use a latex primer first to prime his cement shower floor.