Plumbing

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 Drain Cleaners Work

Whether it's a kitchen sink full of murky water or an overflowing lavatory, you've probably experienced a clogged drain before and reached for the drain cleaner. But how do drain cleaners work?


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. See more »

How to Do Faucet Repairs

Faucets are a key part of your home for an obvious reason: They dispense water. Therefore, keeping your faucets in working condition is of great importance. Learn how to do faucet repairs. See more »

How to Repair Plumbing Pipes

Most plumbing problems occur at or near such fixtures as sinks, tubs, and toilets. Sometimes, however, the pipes themselves are the root of the problem. Learn how to repair pipes. See more »

Plumbing Basics

Plumbing follows the basic laws of nature -- gravity, pressure, water seeking its own level. Knowing this, you can save yourself time, trouble, and money. Learn more about your home plumbing system. See more »

How to Repair Sweating Pipes

Sometimes there's so much water dripping from a pipe that you're sure there must be a leak somewhere. Then you may discover it's only condensation. Learn how to repair sweating pipes. See more »

How to Caulk Bathroom Fixtures

Because tubs and sinks are used practically every day, the caulking between the fixture and the wall often cracks or pulls loose. This allows water to damage the surrounding wall. Learn to caulk bathroom fixtures. See more »

How to Fix a Showerhead

Showerheads are subject to several problems. Leaks can occur where the head connects to the shower arm or between the showerhead body and the swivel ball. Find out how to fix a showerhead. See more »

How do you replace a seal under a toilet?

A friend told me that the bad smell coming from my toilet indicates that the seal under the toilet is broken and needs to be replaced. He also said that I could probably do the job myself. I'd like to try. See more »

Why are they replacing all of the toilets in my apartment?

Water-saving toilets, or low-flow toilets, can help reduce the amount of water your home uses in the bathroom. But what makes a water-saving toilet different from a regular one? See more »