How to replace a broken toilet seat

Just like most everything else around your home, the toilet seat and cover in your bathroom can become worn and broken from use. Since the screws that hold them in place are mere plastic, they can become stripped or broken fairly easily. A worn seat can just be uncomfortable to use, but a broken seat … Read more

How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

A leaking faucet can drive anyone crazy with the sound of its continual drip. Many people don’t realize a little leak can run up the monthly water bill. But with a few minutes of effort, you can stop the leak, control your water bill, and preserve your sanity. There are several different kinds of faucets, … Read more

How To Get A Broken Key Out Of A Lock

Have you ever broken a key in a door lock and wondered how you would remove the broken piece? If you look inside the keyhole and can see part of your key, you will most likely be able to remove it without having to call a locksmith. Keep the right tools handy in your garage … Read more

How to Fix Broken Vertical Blinds

Vertical window blinds are most often used to cover patio doors or other large and tall window areas. They come in a variety of long lengths and widths, and they can be custom ordered to fit any size window or door. Vertical blinds work more or less the same as any other type of blind … Read more

How to fix stripped door hinge holes

A squeaky hinge lets the entire house know you’re opening a door. A sagging door will grate on your floors and your nerves. Sometimes all a door needs is a hardware update to begin swinging like new again. It doesn’t take a master carpenter to repair door hinges, just some time, patience, and a little … Read more

How to repair tears in vinyl flooring

Installing vinyl flooring is a beautiful way to cover just about any room in your house. Vinyl is available in many styles and colors, so you can find a pattern to match any decor in any room. And, it’s fairly durable and it’s easy to clean. Just dust mop or sweep, and then damp mop, … Read more

How to Troubleshoot and Fix Ceiling Leaks

A ceiling leak can be a frustrating and costly repair if not dealt with in a conscientious and timely manner. Oftentimes, a leak does not seem to make sense. Water may be pouring into your house, yet a check of the roof area above does not provide any clues. Tiles or shingles are not cracked … Read more

How to Replace a Fill Valve

Replacing a refill valve is a task not many of us are not prepared to deal with and while the idea of just calling the plumber to come out and eliminate that task is a wonderful thought, it’s simply not very cost-effective. When choosing a refill valve be sure and choose one that offers anti-siphon … Read more

How to Troubleshoot and Repair an Electric Water Heater

To repair an electric hot water heater, correctly diagnosing the problem is important. In order to make this diagnosis, the person in charge of the repair must know a little about the water heater in question. The person must determine if the water heater was installed correctly and was it working properly before the problem … Read more