Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Replace a Toilet Flapper Valve

Have a constantly running commode? The toilet flapper valve can crack and warp, which causes water to leak. Watch this video for the easy fix.
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.

How to Unclog a Sink in Your Bathroom or Kitchen

Frustrated by a clogged sink? Watch this video for Joe Truini's tips on how to unclog a sink with just a plunger. Anybody can do it!
Repairing a bathroom sink faucet.

Top 5 DIY Plumbing Fixes Every Homeowner Should Know

Whether you’re moving into your first home or have been living in your house for years, there are a few basic plumbing repairs every homeowner should know. Read on to find out more about the five most common plumbing problems and how to fix them yourself.
Putting foam cover over outdoor spigot.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes in Your Home

Frozen water pipes are a real concern for homeowners. When uninsulated water-supply pipes are exposed to frigid air, the water inside can freeze, expand, and rip open the pipe. Read on to find out what you can do to reduce the chance of your pipes freezing.

How to Unclog a Slow Draining Bathtub

To unclog a slow draining tub, remove the assembly that opens and closes the drain, then use a drain stick to remove any hair or other material in the drain. Watch this video to find out more.
Compression fitting on copper pipe

What You Need To Know About Compression Fittings

One of plumbing’s more user-friendly connecting devises is the compression fitting. It’s user-friendly alright, but a less than cautious DIY’er could easily end up with a leaky connection.
Newly installed toilet in bathroom.

How to Remove and Replace a Toilet

Tommy asks, "I want to put a new floor in my bathroom and need to know how to take the old toilet out and put a new one in."

Removing and replacing a toilet is not that difficult, though it can be messy and will require some simple plumbing and a bit of heavy lifting. Read more to find out how.
Closeup of messy, ugly ring of wax left from a toilet's wax seal

The Toilet Dilemma: Wax or No Wax?

A homeowner needs advice on choosing the right type of ring to use under her toilet.