Find out what's causing banging pipes – and a solution. Also, a simple installation can balance out water pressure among shower faucets.
Painting aluminum siding can be a cost-effective alternative to replacing it – if you prepare siding properly beforehand. Find out the key steps to an effective paint job that can last 8 to 10 years.
Find out why bathroom drains sometimes emit a foul, sewage-like odor – and what to do about it.
Window box planters add beauty, but the water they hold can wreak havoc on window frames and homes' foundations. Find out how to add window boxes without damaging your dwelling.
Get DIY tips on using weatherstripping to replace insulation on the astragal – or the strip between two double doors.
Get advice on replacing and preventing leaking Kitec pipes in hard-to-access foundations. Also, learn about Kitec product recalls and class action lawsuits.
Find out whether painting kitchen countertops – whether than replacing them – is a worthwhile option, and steps to take before tackling the job.
Exterior wood that's painted will eventually peel, but staining it can achieve that same painted look – with longer-lasting results. Learn what steps to take to prep the wood beforehand, including tips on exactly which primer to use.
Find out whether legal counsel is worth seeking when a seller failed to disclose leaks that obviously existed before the home was sold. Also, learn why home inspections are crucial to home buying – especially when purchasing a for sale by owner home.
Applying textured paint to exterior composite siding isn’t an ideal long-term solution, but can be used to achieve the look you’re after. Get tips on choosing a paint and preparing the siding.
Find out under what conditions an electrical fuse panel should be installed on a home's exterior – and whether or not it requires extra protection. Also, get tips for fuse box safety.
Learn steps you can take to determine whether cracks in slab house walls and floors are benign, or clues to larger structural issues. Also, a fun, simple test to determine whether a house is level.
Find out what’s causing lightbulbs on a microwave to require constant replacing – and how to fix it. Also, get insights on the average lifespan of a microwave.
Creating a mud floor base can prevent floor tile from cracking – and can also help level a sloped room. Learn what it's made of and how to apply, and also precautionary tips on flooring around appliances.
Learn how to determine whether attic insulation is still up to snuff – and, if not, whether it needs to be replaced, or just supplemented.
Moss that grows on blacktop and cement can be stubborn. Learn which products are effective at cleaning it off – and keeping it away.
A high water table can cause constant moisture and leak issues – and the need for constant drainage. Find out which sump pumps can withstand constant usage.
Determine whether your water supply requires treatment. Also, get tips on installing and protecting a water softener located outside of your home.
Gutters that aren't doing their job could mean one of several problems. Find out how to diagnose your specific gutter problem, and learn a gutter hanging technique that makes future repairs easier.
Learn how to determine whether a wall or ceiling crack is run-of-the-mill, or requires urgent attention. Plus, discover how to easily fix those common drywall cracks.
Learn the possible cause of rust on bathroom tile grout, and options and how-to advice for replacing it.
Removing paint from cedar shingles is time-consuming, but doable – learn how. Plus, get tips for maximum adhesion when you repaint so you don't have to tackle this project again anytime soon!
When a natural gas hot water heater is located too far from plumbing features, tankless water heaters are a worthwhile alternative. Find out whether it makes sense to supplement an existing tank heater with a tankless system, or if replacing the system altogether is the best bet.
Get tips for keeping rodents out of your house once and for all, including a highly-recommended bait and rodenticide product.