Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Cut-off valve on copper pipe

How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing — and Thaw Frozen Pipes

Winter has arrived, and that means bundling up trying to keep warm. The pipes on your house need protection from the cold as well. Read on to find out how to prevent your pipes from freezing and some tips on how to thaw them out safely if they do.
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.

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.
Faucet mount water filter

The Guide to Home Water Filters — And Why You Need One

Want cleaner drinking water? Look to filtered water — here’s an overview of various systems available.
Danny Lipford installing foam insulation on water pipe in crawlspace under house.

How to Insulate Water Pipes to Prevent Freezing

Watch this video for tips on how to insulate water pipes and keep them from freezing during cold winter weather.

4 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Plumber

Hiring a plumber? First consider their experience and qualifications.
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.
Using baking soda to clean a garbage disposal.

How to Fix a Clogged Kitchen Garbage Disposal

Find out how to easily repair and clean a clogged or jammed kitchen sink garbage disposal using a hex wrench, baking soda, and vinegar. Watch this video to find out more.
Shower head

Replacing a Showerhead

Watch this video to find out how to replace the showerhead in your bathroom.