Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

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!
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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.

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.