1. DIY Toilet Repair: How to Fix Any Toilet Issue
    Man fixing common DIY toilet issues

    Trying to find a plumber today can be difficult. There may be fewer plumbers in rural areas, and the demand for their services is high in urban areas. What is the typical cost to fix a toilet? Homeowners spend an average of $250 having a professional

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  2. Tankless vs. Tank Water Heater: The Ultimate Showdown
    man making notes about hot water tank

    When you want to take a shower, you need hot water. That hot water is a key component of your home, and you need a water heater to avoid surprises in the shower or at the

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  3. How to Choose the Best Water Filter for Your Home
    Person filling up glass of water at sink

    With so many stories about contaminated water topping news headlines, water filters are becoming more popular. There are several types of home water filtration systems and multiple brands. How do you know which water filtration system is right for you?

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  4. How to Replace a Toilet
    Installing new toilet

    If your toilet is out of date and not very water-efficient, it may be time to start over by installing a new one. Here's how:

    Step 1: Empty Toilet

    Shut off the water to the toilet. If you don't have an angle stop shut-off valve by your

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  5. Water Softeners: The Ultimate Guide
    person adding salt to water softener

    Some minerals in your water can create a problem known as water hardness. Hard water often leaves behind filmy soap scum in the bathroom and kitchen, destroys appliances, and dries out your skin and hair. Unfortunately, over 85% of homes in the United

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  6. DIY Plumbing Equipment Tool Kit: Find Out Everything You Need
    wrenches, pipes, valves and pipe adhesives

    Did you know you can create a basic handyman tool kit at home? With several basic plumbing tools, you can skip unnecessary calls to a plumber. While some tasks still require professional help, many are simple enough to do on your own. This guide will

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  7. How to Fix a Slow-Draining Toilet in 4 Steps
    toilet flushing

    Why is my toilet suddenly flushing slowly? How do I fix a slow-flushing toilet? These are some common questions people have when they experience this frustrating problem. Fortunately, most toilets that flush slowly are easy to fix without the expensive

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  8. How to Repair a Ceramic or Porcelain Sink
    Repaired porcelain sink

    The bathroom sink can receive a lot of wear from constant use and abuse. If your sink basin is chipped or cracked, you can fix it up without having to replace the whole sink. Follow these tips to learn how to repair porcelain and ceramic sinks.

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  9. How to Fix a Leaky Showerhead or Shower Faucet
    Spraying water from leaky shower head

    A leaky, dripping showerhead is not only annoying, it wastes water. Before you call in a professional, this fairly common household problem may be relatively simple to fix by yourself (depending on the cause of the problem).

    How to Fix a Showerhead

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  10. 4 Plumbing Emergencies Anyone Can Fix
    Man repairing bathroom sink with wrench

    When a plumbing problem pops up, there's no need to panic — you might not even need a plumber. There are a number of plumbing fixes any D.I.Y-er can accomplish with basic tools and a little know-how. Whether it's a clogged drain, broken pipe, a

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  11. How to Install a Sump Pump
    Sump pump with clean water

    A flooded basement is one of the most frustrating problems a homeowner can face. Because basements are below ground, water can often infiltrate the space after a heavy rain and cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage, not to mention the mess

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  12. How to Fix a Toilet: Easy Repairs
    Fixed toilet in bathroom

    Is your toilet not functioning properly? Maybe it flushes poorly, runs continuously or leaks water? Fortunately, most problems are fixable. Best of all, you can repair them yourself.

    Quick Fixes

    Jiggling the handle might work for a while,

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  13. How to Install Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures
    Low-flow shower head

    Are your water bills drowning your peace of mind? Try installing water-saving plumbing devices, such as low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators and toilets. You'll fix this financial leak and do your part to conserve our most essential natural resource.

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  14. How to Install a Garbage Disposal
    Installing a garbage disposal in a kitchen sink

    Approximately half of U.S. households have a garbage disposal installed in the kitchen sink. That’s because disposals are convenient tools for disposing of food waste easily and appropriately in a kitchen sink drain. Today’s models are efficient,

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  15. How to Caulk a Shower or Bathtub
    Man caulking bathtub with caulk gun

    The caulk in and around your bathtub or shower doesn’t last forever. At some point, you have to replace the caulk to keep the wall, tub and tile joints sealed and watertight. There is no need to call in a handyman—it’s something most

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  16. How to Replace Your Cabinet Hardware
    Renovated kitchen with new faucet and sink

    If you want to refresh your kitchen or bath but don't have the time or money to spend on a complete overhaul, try replacing old, outdated cabinet hardware. These may seem like small changes, but the effect they can have on your kitchen and bath's appeal

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  17. How to Install a Kitchen or Bathroom Faucet
    New kitchen faucet pouring water

    Thinking about redecorating or modernizing your kitchen or bath? A brand new faucet adds instant pizzazz to the two most popular rooms in your home. If it's been a while since you replaced your faucets, you're in for a pleasant surprise — today's

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  18. How to Maintain Your Water Heater
    Water heater in basement

    A water heater is a necessary major appliance for many households. From heating water for showers and baths to running a dishwasher or washing machine, it is a resource that homeowners depend on. Performing routine maintenance will help you keep it running

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  19. How to Unclog a Drain & Keep It Clear
    Faucet water splashing in repaired drain

    Regular maintenance and minor repairs to your drains are essential to keeping them clean and clear. Doing it yourself also can save you from an expensive visit from a plumber.

    Avoid a Clogged Drain

    If you want your drains to flow like

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  20. How to Prevent or Thaw Frozen Pipes
    Frozen garden hose and connector in winter

    During the winter, pipes can often freeze and then burst, leading to expensive repairs. However, bursting pipes are a nightmare that you can avoid by taking a few preventative measures. Taking the

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  21. How to Fix a Leaky Faucet
    Fixing leaky bathroom faucet with wrench and replacement O-rings

    If you’re tired of hearing a constant “drip, drip, drip” from your kitchen faucet, or if you get sprayed by water when you turn it on, don’t immediately call a plumber. You can repair a leaky faucet yourself or swap it out for a new one on any weekend

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  22. How to Install a Water Filter
    Pouring clean, filtered water from kitchen sink

    Filtering the water in your house softens and makes it taste better  not to mention is healthier for you and your family. It also saves you

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  23. Eco-Friendly Bathroom Updates
    Eco-friendly bathroom with wood vanity and plants

    If you’re thinking of going green around your home, the bathroom is an ideal place to start. Because much of the water used in your home flows through here, installing low-flow fixtures conserves water and helps you save money on your water bill.

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