During the winter, pipes can often freeze and then burst, leading to expensive repairs. Taking the steps to protect the pipes in your home is an inexpensive project that will help keep your home in good repair and money in your wallet.
Emergency Plumbing Tips
When a plumbing problem pops up, there's no need to panic. Any DIYer can accomplish a number of plumbing fixes with basic tools and a little know-how. Whether it's a clogged drain, broken pipe, a leaking toilet or faucet, your local True Value store has you covered.
How to Fix a Leaky Faucet
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 day.
Install a New Faucet and Pour on the Style
Thinking about redecorating or modernizing your kitchen or bath? A brand new faucet adds instant pizzazz. Today's faucets are more durable and trouble-free than their predecessors, and their washerless design means fewer leaks and repairs.
Eco-Friendly Bathroom Updates
If you’re thinking of going green, the bathroom is an ideal place to start. Installing low-flow fixtures conserves water and helps you save money on your water bill. You can also use eco-friendly building materials and cleaning agents and improve air quality for a healthier space.
Install Low-Flow Plumbing
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.
Repair a Toilet
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.
How to Caulk a Shower or Bathtub
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. It’s something most DIYers can accomplish on a weekend day if you have the right tools and know-how.
Drain Maintenance and Repair
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.
Install a Water Filter
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 a small fortune on bottled water.
Install a Garbage Disposal
Garbage disposals are convenient tools for disposing of food waste in a kitchen sink drain. Today’s models are efficient, safe, virtually trouble-free devices that an experienced DIYer can install in a few hours.