Maintenance and Repair Guides

Maintenance and Repair Guides

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person applying caulk around bathroom sink
PROJECT GUIDE How to Caulk Like a Professional
Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Learn how to use caulk for professional-looking results throughout your home
Adjustments to Your Toilet
PROJECT GUIDE Easy Fixes for Common Toilet Problems
Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Learn how to make minor adjustments and repairs to your toilet
Person treating home with flea spray to prevent infestation
BUYING GUIDE How to Get Rid of Fleas
Find the best methods for getting rid of fleas for your home, yard or pet
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INSPIRATION GUIDE When to Replace a Water Heater
Easy tips to determine if your water heater can be repaired or needs to be replaced
Household Cleaners
BUYING GUIDE Household Cleaners
Keep your kitchen and bathroom spotless with the right cleaning solutions
woman pressing a doorbell
PROJECT GUIDE How to Fix a Doorbell
Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

Learn basic doorbell troubleshooting tips for a DIY repair
An air handler in a well-lit basement.
PROJECT GUIDE How to Change a Home Air Filter
Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Replace your air filter and improve your home air quality
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PROJECT GUIDE How to Clean Grout
Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Cleaning grout is a simple way to make an old kitchen or bathroom look brand new
Illustration of someone applying drywall joint compound on a wall.
PROJECT GUIDE How to Tape Drywall
Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

Complete your drywall installation by taping the joints together
Remove Stains from Walls and Ceilings
PROJECT GUIDE How to Remove Stains from Walls and Ceilings
Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Quickly remove stains for a clean, germ-free home
a dishwasher full of dishes with the door partially open
PROJECT GUIDE Top Reasons Your Dishwasher Isn't Drying
Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Troubleshoot dishwasher drying issues in just a few simple steps
This is a toilet after the repair is complete and it is no longer leaking from the bottom.
PROJECT GUIDE How to Fix a Leaking Toilet Base
Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

Fixing a leaking toilet base can be a simple DIY task
Person holding plexiglass sheeting
PROJECT GUIDE How to Cut Plexiglass
Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Learn the right way to cut plexiglass
How to unclog a sink
PROJECT GUIDE How to Unclog a Sink
Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Use this guide and fix a clogged sink yourself before you call a pro
Waterproofing Wood & Masonry Buying Guide
BUYING GUIDE Waterproofing Wood & Masonry
Seal wood and masonry to protect against water and sun damage
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BUYING GUIDE Types of Drywall
Get the right type and size to fix drywall problems such as cracking and peeling
How to Install an AFCI Breaker
PROJECT GUIDE How to Install an AFCI Breaker
Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

Protect your home from electrical fires with one simple addition
Learn how to winterize and close a pool with these simple tips
PROJECT GUIDE How to Close a Pool for the Winter
Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Learn how to winterize and close a pool with these simple tips
A white 3-way light switch next to a white door
PROJECT GUIDE How to Wire a 3-Way Switch
Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

Repair a broken electrical switch yourself and save time and money
carbide drills for glass
PROJECT GUIDE How to Drill a Hole in Glass
Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Drilling into glass can be completed simply and safely with just a few precautions
Drywall Corners
PROJECT GUIDE How to Finish Inside Drywall Corners
Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

Stop hairline drywall cracks from developing in five simple steps
How to Winterize a Pool
PROJECT GUIDE How to Winterize a Pool
Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Learn how to close and open an above-ground pool with these pool winterizing tips.
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PROJECT GUIDE Finishing Outside Corners
Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Shore up your outside drywall corners with a metal corner bead to protect your wall
person unscrewing a toilet base
PROJECT GUIDE How to Replace a Toilet Flange
Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

Install a new toilet flange if your toilet base is leaking