Top 10 Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself
Save money by doing simple plumbing repairs yourself. These fixes are completely DIY with basic tools and skills.
Repair a Kitchen Faucet
You can fix almost any drippy single-lever kitchen faucet in about an hour. We’ll show you how. The repair is a lot easier than you might think, even for a plumbing novice. So stop putting up with the annoying drip and let’s fix that thing. Learn how to repair a kitchen faucet.
Stop Leaks in Joints
The best time to fix a plumbing leak is before it happens, by properly connecting water supply and waste line fittings. Learn the tricks that pros use to make leakproof connections. Learn how to stop leaks in plumbing joints.
Find Sneaky Leaks
We show you simple ways to find and stop common water leaks before they cause rot and other expensive damage. You’ll find most of them around bathtubs and showers, drains, sinks and toilets.
Remove a Stuck Cleanout Plug
A seasoned pro shows you how to remove a stuck cleanout plug to gain access to a stubborn clog in a drain line using pipe wrenches, heat and/or a hacksaw.
Stop a Running Toilet
Learn the simple four-step strategy that solves 95 percent of toilet flush problems. Stop water from constantly running, give a wimpy flush a boost, and solve other common problems quickly and easily. Learn how to stop a running toilet.
Unclog a Bathtub Drain Without Chemicals
Fix a clogged tub drain quickly and easily by removing the stopper and fishing out the hair and gunk that causes the problem 80 percent of the time. We show you how to open most common types of drains. Learn how to unclog a bathtub drain without chemicals.
Unclog a Toilet
Clogged toilet? No problem. With a little practice, even a home repair rookie can get most clogged toilets back up and running in minutes, without flooding the bathroom and making the situation worse. In this article we’ll show you how to avert a morning household disaster by clearing a clogged toilet fast. Learn how to fix a clogged toilet.
Fix a Leaking Water Heater
Fix common leaks from a temperature and pressure relief valve or a water heater drain valve by checking temperature settings and mineral deposits. A simple cap solves the water heater drain valve problem. Learn how to fix a leaking water heater.
Repair a Water Softener
You can often fix water softeners by checking the brine tank for salt problems or simply cleaning the resin bed or several other key parts. All are easy to do and you might avoid the expensive service call. Learn how to fix a water softener.
Replace a Shutoff Valve
You can replace a leaky or stuck shutoff valve in an hour, so replace the bad one under the sink or behind the toilet before it gets worse. It’ll be a comfort to know that you can quickly turn the water off in case of a sudden overflowing toilet or leaky faucet problem! Learn how to replace a shutoff valve.