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How to Remove Iron and Rust from Drinking Water

Lorraine asks, “How do you remove rust from well water?”

Removing iron deposits from water usually requires the installation of a special water filtration or water softening system. Read on to find out more.

Finding the Right Contractor & Fixing Bare Spots on Your Lawn

This week’s roundup of Today’s Homeowner solutions to help you around the house.7 Questions To Ask When Hiring a ContractorFinding the right contractor for a remodeling project involves a good deal of...
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Solutions for Toilets That Don’t Flush

Toilets that run constantly or don’t flush properly are a common problem. Watch this video to find out more.
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.
Sharkbite toilet connector and Jodi Marks

The Easiest Way to Install a New Toilet Line

Doing some of your own light plumbing chores can save you lots of money, but it can also be frustrating. That's why Sharkbite developed their easy to use fittings, and the "SharkBite Click Seal Toilet Connector" takes them a step further.
Using a plunger to unclog a kitchen sink.

How to Unclog a Sink Drain Fast

Watch this video for tips on how to unclog bathroom or kitchen sink drains in no time using a drain snake or a plunger.
Water meter

How to Check a Water Meter to Find Plumbing Leaks

Find out how to know if you have a hidden plumbing leak in your pipes by checking the water meter for the house.
Duck Brand faucet cover being installed outside a home

How to Prevent Outdoor Faucets from Freezing

Watch this video to find out how to protect the outdoor spigots on your home from freezing by installing insulated hose bibb covers.
Gluing trap to drain vent pipe.

Where to Position a Drain Vent Pipe

Deb asks, "My shower and washing machine drain need a vent pipe. Should I put the vent downstream from both of them or in between them?"

Depending on the distance between the drain pipes for the shower and washing machine, you may be able to install one vent at the one further downstream to serve them both.