How To Fix Sinks, Tubs, and Drains

A plumber repairing drain of a sink
Often the first step in making plumbing repairs is correctly identifying the problem in the first place. GregorBister / Getty Images

Fixing sinks, tubs, and drains may seem like a task best left to professional plumbers. However, many plumbing fixes are quite simple, and you can save yourself time and money by taking care of them yourself.

The previews below will show you several ways to make home plumbing repairs on sinks, tubs, and drains yourself. From unclogging a sink to caulking a tub to replacing an entire faucet, there are many quick fixes on the plumbing in your house that you can easily learn.


Learn more about these home plumbing repair techniques:

How To Unclog a Drain

When the drain is backed up, immediate attention is required. These easy home repairs will clear the pipes, and some of them don't even require tools to do the job.

How To Repair a Faucet

A dripping faucet is one of the most common plumbing problems you will come across. This article shows you how to stop that drip, as well as fix a host of other faucet-related issues.

How To Fix a Spray Hose

A sink equipped with a spray hose is ideal for washing dishes, but this plumbing fixture comes with its own potential pitfalls. Keep the water flowing with this helpful advice.

How To Fix a Shower Head

Leaks or deposit buildups can interfere with a good rinse. Restore power to the shower with these simple home fixes.

How To Recaulk Plumbing Fixtures

Caulking fixtures forms a tight seal with the wall, preventing water damage. When fixtures come loose, use these instructions to fill in the gap.


To learn more about plumbing and other home repairs, review the following:

  • Plumbing: Understanding the way water flows in and out of your home is essential to knowing how to make repairs. Gain a greater knowledge of plumbing in this article.
  • Plumbing Tools: Many tools you already have will help you repair plumbing, but some problems may require the use of these specialized tools.
  • How to Fix a Toilet: A broken toilet can cause great distress in the household. Find relief with the advice in the article, including instructions on removing clogs, replacing the seat, and correcting flushing problems.
  • Plumbing Troubleshooting: Often the first step in making plumbing repairs is correctly identifying the problem in the first place. These charts list a variety of common plumbing problems and sollutions to get your pipes working again.