Plumbing Problems

Learning about plumbing can save you a midnight call to the plumber. Find out basic plumbing tips to fix a toilet, sink or drain.

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How to Do Drain Repairs

Drain repairs most often consist of clearing clogs and replacing drain traps. Luckily, it's relatively easy to perform these fixes. Find out how to do drain repairs.


What causes pipes to burst when they freeze?

If you live in an apartment building, you're sure to see a sign put up by management to keep your faucet dripping when the weather report forecasts freezing temperatures. But why is that? How does a dripping tap keep pipes from bursting?

If your old bathtub has seen better days but you're hesitating to replace it because of the high costs of installation, why not learn how to install a bathtub yourself? Read this article to learn how to install a bathtub.

You just bought a new dishwasher and would like to install it yourself. Learn about how to install a dishwasher in this article.

You'd like to remove your mildewed silicone caulking. Learn about how to remove silicone caulking in this article.

There are six types of pipe wrenches. Learn how to use a pipe wrench from this article.

After you try to wipe away debris by hand, pour water down the drain and use a plunger, it’s time to turn to a chemical drain cleaner. Learn more about effective ways to clean drains from this article.

You're ready to do some plumbing work in your house, and have to learn how to solder copper. This article will help you learn how to solder copper.

You need to unglue PVC pipe, but you’re not sure how to do it. Learn about how to unglue a PVC pipe in this article.

The handle on your toilet broke and needs replacing. Here's a quick lesson on how to replace a toilet handle.

There are times when you'd like to remove your tub drain stopper. Learn about how to remove a tub drain stopper in this article.