TOM: Whether you’re adding or just updating a laundry room, a few simple features can prevent plumbing disasters and protect the rest of your home. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute. TOM: For a leak-proof laundry room, start by updating your water supply hoses. Rubber-based Read the full article…
As another school year begins, kids around the country are hitting the halls in their brand new duds. Unfortunately, it can often seem like their clothes are magnets for all different kinds of smears, smudges and stains. With the following stain removal tips, you’ll be able to get your kids’ clothes looking good as new again.
Find out how to remove stains left behind by your family's favorite picnic foods. Stain removal tips are provided for summer berries, beverages, oil-based items, sauces and ice cream.
How to Fix a Leaky Two-Handle Cartridge Faucet Common in kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms, two-handle cartridge faucets are easy to repair. If yours is leaking, you can fix it on your own with a few basic supplies. To make your repair, here’s what you’ll need. TOOLS Allen wrenches Tongue and groove pliers MATERIALS Replacement Read the full article…
If functional and well-designed don’t exactly describe your current laundry space, not to worry. A laundry room makeover is generally a DIY-friendly endeavor. Find out how to create a setup that will truly work for your family’s needs.
Learn how to find the most common leaks by checking weak links in your plumbing system or by installing water leak detection systems to monitor and identify water leaks.
If your laundry appliances are more than 10 years old, you’ll be better off upgrading to better performance at improved energy savings. Learn about the benefits of high-efficiency washers.
The Hyde PivotPro Water Wand turns your hose into a cleaning machine, allowing you to wet, soap, scrub and rinse most anything with just one tool. It’s called a PivotPro because it has a patented nozzle that pivots as you work so you can get all the tough spots without straining. It’s the perfect tool to help you tackle your to-do list.
To keep your family safe and prevent damage, it's important to be aware of common laundry room dangers so you can address them. Find out what steps you should take to avoid laundry room flooding and dryer fires.
DrySafer is a clothes dryer lint alarm. All clothes dryers have lint filters to catch the lint. However, because lint is so small, it bypasses these filters and starts to build up inside both the dryer and the exhaust ducts, reducing the dryer’s airflow. Once the airflow is reduced, the dryer runs longer and hotter, and can overheat and cause a fire. DrySafer’s patented airflow sensor easily installs onto the back of your dryer and sounds an alarm if the airflow ever becomes restricted. Tom Asciolla joins Leslie Segrete at the 2015 National Hardware Show to share more about the product.