Plumbing

  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

    Read more »
  2. 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    If your toilet is out of date and not very water-efficient, it may be time to start over by installing a new one.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

    Read more »
  3. 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.

    Read more »
  4. 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

    Read more »
  5. 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

    Read more »
  6. 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 and p

    Read more »
  7. 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,

    Read more »
  8. 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.

    Read more »
  9. 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, saf

    Read more »
  10. 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 DIYers can accom

    Read more »
  11. 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

    Read more »
  12. 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 versions a

    Read more »
  13. 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

    Read more »
  14. 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.

    Maintain Your Drains

    Read more »
  15. 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

    Read more »
  16. 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

    Read more »
  17. 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

    Read more »
  18. 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. But g

    Read more »
Thanks for signing up!

Please add truevalue@message.truevalue.com to your address book.

Shop a Local Store

Find a Store

Join True Value Rewards

Sign Up

Learn DIY Projects

Explore

Shop Your Local Store

Our True Value stores are independently owned and operated. Enter your City & State or zip code to see stores near you.
You can use the format: [City, State] or [zip code]