Maintenance & Repair

  1. Fall Season Safety: 4 Outdoor Hazards to Avoid
    Burning fall leaves in metal drum outside
    Read more »
  2. 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 »
  3. How to Repair Cracks in Your Asphalt or Concrete Driveway
    Repairing cracks in driveway asphalt

    Cracks not only make your driveway look unattractive and unkempt, if left unattended, they can eventually grow and cause the driveway to crumble. Whether you have an asphalt or concrete driveway, the more proactive you are at catching and repairing cracks,

    Read more »
  4. How to Replace a Light Switch or Electrical Outlet
    Cord plugged into new electrical outlet

    Placing an old light switch or electrical outlet is a simple DIY update that almost anyone can do. However, because electricity is involved, it’s not a project to be taken lightly. As long as you take the steps to stay safe, all you need is a screwdriver, a

    Read more »
  5. How to Caulk a Waterproof & Airtight Seal
    Man sealing window sill with caulk

    Caulk and sealant are an indispensable part of any homeowner’s toolbox. Whether you’re using them for waterproofing, or to keep your home airtight and energy-efficient, knowing how to properly apply them is a must so that they work effectively. These sea

    Read more »
  6. How I Replaced My Doorbell, Step by Step
    Old antique doorbell

    Recently, while sweeping leaves off the front porch, I noticed my old doorbell ringer was looking pretty sad. After 20+ years it was time to consider replacing it.

    old
    Read more »
  7. Outdoor Solar Lights: My Easy Installation in Less Than 10 Minutes
    Installing outdoor solar spotlights

    Hi Everyone! It's Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers, and today I'm talking about outdoor lighting. Now, I know what you are thinking, 'But, it's SO expensive' and 'But, I would have to hire someone

    Read more »
  8. 6 Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
    Healthy house plants cleaning indoor air

    Did you know the air inside your home could be more polluted than the air outside? A troubling thought, but don't panic. There are easy ways you can improve the quality of the air inside your home.

    Step 1: Know What's in Your Air

    A number

    Read more »
  9. The Essential Guide to Home Fire Safety
    Smoke detector in house fire

    Home is where we feel safe, secure and comfortable. But even at home, accidents and unforeseen incidents can happen when we least expect them. Get some peace of mind by following these home safety tips and taking the necessary steps to decrease the chance

    Read more »
  10. My Bathroom Renovation: Laying a Tile Floor
    Newly installed bathroom tile with grout and seal
    bathroom with tile floor

    We recently completed our boy’s bathroom renovation which included adding a tile floor. The tile floor almost didn’t happen because I was so afraid of the cleaning and maintenance aspect. While tile is very durable, I was coming from a pretty bad

    Read more »
  11. How to Install a Bathroom Exhaust Fan
    Water condensation on steamy shower walls

    When you step out of the shower are the walls and other bathroom surfaces covered with condensation? Over time, this moisture and humidity can make paint begin to peel, cabinets and doors can warp and even mold can start to prosper in corners. You can

    Read more »
  12. How to Regrout Bathroom Tile
    Regrouting bathroom tile on shower wall

    Whether you’re remodeling your entire bathroom or just painting, replacing fixtures and adding accents, when it comes to completing your bathroom’s new look, your attention to detail makes all the difference.

    Making sure the grout that binds you

    Read more »
  13. 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 »
  14. 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 »
  15. 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 »
  16. Exterior Car Detailing in 6 Quick Steps
    Cleaning car tire with soapy sponge

    Outside of your home, your car is probably your most important investment. It takes a year-round beating from general wear and the elements. This wear and tear will show if you don’t regularly care for and maintain it. Whether it’s cleaning, waxing or

    Read more »
  17. How to Remove Snow from Roofs & Trees
    Shoveling heavy snow on roof

    It looks beautiful when winter snow blankets your home and landscape. However, the snow’s weight builds up on your roof and trees and can cause damage over time if you don’t remove it. While you may be used to shoveling and blowing snow from your sid

    Read more »
  18. Halloween Safety Tips for Kids & Parents
    Kids trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes

    Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for kids and adults alike. But with great fun comes great responsibility to keep it safe. Whether you need tips on costumes and trick-or-treating safety or want to decorate your home with care, here are

    Read more »
  19. 4 Ways to Keep Pets Safe from Holiday Hazards
    Cat pawing at ornament in Christmas tree

    There’s a lot going on during the holidays, with decorating, gifting and cooking. Don’t let pets get lost in the shuffle — keep pet-proofing top of mind while you prepare for the festivities. You can’t watch them every second of the season, but you can

    Read more »
  20. How to Remove Mold from Walls
    Spraying mold behind wallpaper

    Mold on your interior walls doesn’t just look unpleasant; it can be a health hazard for your family. Depending on the amount and location, its presence also suggests a larger problem in your house—water infiltration.

    For this project, we will foc

    Read more »
  21. 4 Rules to Boost Your Curb Appeal
    Curb appeal from home maintenance and landscaping

    There are simple, economical ways to add color and interest that will instantly boost curb appeal. You can clean your fence, mailbox, door and house numbers, hang window boxes packed with colorful flowers and plant ground cover under trees. But if you

    Read more »
  22. How to Repair Cracks in Concrete
    Caulk fixing concrete crack

    The wear and tear from foot traffic and the elements takes its toll on walkways and driveways. Concrete can start to crack and crumble, looking unsightly and presenting a potential tripping hazard. Follow these steps to repair cracks in your concrete

    Read more »
  23. How to Install a Clothesline
    Umbrella clothesline in yard

    Since the invention of the electric clothes dryer, the number of households that rely on clotheslines to dry clothes has steadily decreased over the years. Hanging your clothes up to dry is easier on the environment and your wallet because it saves you

    Read more »
  24. Budget Friendly Style: Roll-Up Window Blinds
    Rollup window blinds

    I like to decorate with style, but most of the time “stylish” equals “cha-ching… cha-ching”. Instead of looking at that as an obstacle to decorating, I have found that keeping an open mind can lead to budget-friendly style where you least expect it.

    Read more »
Page
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]