Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Protect Your Home During Extreme Cold Weather

Extreme cold weather — brrr! — can be hard on your home. Follow these tips when freezing weather, snow and ice hit your area.
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Outdoor Faucet Repair: How to Fix a Leaky Hose Bibb

Outdoor faucet repairs are important because even a small leak from a hose bibb wastes hundreds of gallons of water. Here's how to fix it.
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How to Stop an Outdoor Faucet from Dripping

Watch this video for tips on how to stop an outdoor faucet or hose bibb from dripping.
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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.
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SOLVED: ‘Why Doesn’t My Toilet Flush Properly?’

What you can do to inspect a faulty toilet.

6 Common Plumbing Problems and How to Fix Them

You won’t know when, and you won’t know how, but you can expect these plumbing issues at some point.
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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.

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.
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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.