Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Frozen hose bibb, seen outside with ice forming around the garden hose

What You Need to Know About Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes in the winter can lead to burst pipes, an expensive problem for most homeowners. Here’s what you need to know, including how you can prevent pipes from freezing and how to treat frozen ones.
Joe Truini siphons standing water from a bathroom sink with a water toy

The Cheapest Way to Unclog a Sink with Standing Water

No wet-dry vacuum? No problem. Here's how to unclog a sink with a toy from the dollar store!
Illustration of toilet with a no-wax seal, caps, screws and other parts

3 Ways To Make Toilet Installation More DIY-Friendly

Need to install a toilet, but uncomfortable with plumbing projects? These innovative products make toilet installation more DIY-friendly than ever.

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!
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.

4 Signs That Your Home Has Plumbing Leaks

Leaky pipes lead to big utility bills — that's why regular inspections are necessary. Here are 4 signs that you definitely have a plumbing leak.

How to Drain a Water Heater

Draining your water heater removes sediment from the tank that makes it work harder and cost more to use. And anybody can do it — just follow these instructions!
Industrial boiler room

ASK DANNY: Are Plastic Water Pipes Safe?

When water literally leaves a bad taste in your mouth, that's cause for concern. Here's what you should know about plastic pipes.
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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.