Plumbing: Advice, Repairs and How Tos

Understanding plumbing basics can help you save money on home improvement and keep your home leak-free. Get to know your pipes and more with our guide to pipes and plumbing.

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Empty washing machine with top door open and agitator inside
How to Drain a Washer
Flood Water Damage
How to Prevent Mold After Water Damage
A large bright luxury bathroom with shower drain
How to Install a Linear Shower Drain
A home water heater
How to Flush and Clean a Water Heater
Water heater tank in room corner next to ladder on wall
The Differences Between a Boiler and a Water Heater
Toilet handle being pushed down for flushing
What Are Gallons Per Flush?
Irrigation sprinkler
How to Blow Out Sprinklers for Winter
Double sink surrounded with marble countertop with sponge and stacked dishes
How Double Sink Plumbing Is Different—and How to Install It
Open Septic Tank In Yard While being Pumped Out
8 Essential Tasks to Do Regularly for Septic Tank Maintenance
Laundry room sink next to washing machine with spray bottle, soap dispenser and folded towels
How to Install a Laundry Room Sink
Flushable wipes held above open toilet bowl
Are Flushable Wipes Really Flushable?
Leach line blue and white pipes centered with square cement holder in ground
What Are Leach Lines and When Should They Be Replaced?
Lawn sprinkler spraying water on grass
How to Turn a Lawn Sprinkler System Back on in the Spring
Replace Copper Pipe With PEX Pipe
Replacing Copper with PEX Pipe Is an Easy Plumbing Upgrade
Mobile caravans or trailers in holiday park.
How to Shut Off the Main Water Supply in a Mobile Home
Blue and red PEX pipes next to push-fit joints and copper pipe
Copper vs. PEX and Push-Fit SharkBite Comparison
Black water softener tank next to water heater
How Does a Water Softener Work?
Different types of under the sink shut-off valves on gray wood floor
Know Your Under-Sink Shut Off Valves
Kitchen sink drain installed under kitchen sink
How to Connect a Kitchen Sink Drain Pipe
Copper water pipe capped on end with push-to-connect fitting
How to Cap Water Pipes With Push-to-Connect Fittings
Water supply copper pipe insulated with pipe-wrap
How to Insulate Water Supply Pipes
Faucet aerator removed and cleaned with scrub brush near sink faucet
How to Remove and Clean a Faucet Aerator
Water heater with expansion tank on top
Do You Need a Water Heater Expansion Tank?
Plumber's tape wrapped around pipe end
Teflon Tape: Correct Use of Plumber's Tape
Plumber applying silicone sealant to the countertop and ceramic tile. Home improvement, kitchen renovation concept
Learn the Right Techniques for Applying Caulk Like a Pro
Saddle valve installed on copper pipe and connected to water supply tube
How to Use a Saddle Valve to Connect an Ice Maker or Humidifier
water shut off valve
How to Find Your Home's Main Water Shut Off Valve
Sewer Pipes Guide: PVC, ABS, Clay, Iron & Orangeburg
T&P Valve on a Water Heater
What a T&P Valve Is and How to Fix It
Water pressure gauge on end of outdoor faucet to test pressure
How to Test Your Home Water Pressure the Easy Way
Water being poured from refrigerator into glass cup with ice
Running a Water Line for a Refrigerator Icemaker and Water Dispenser
Types of Plumbing Pipe
7 Different Types of Home Plumbing Pipes and How to Choose One
Plumber's putty wrapped around underside of sink strainer
When to Use Plumber's Putty Instead of Caulk
Newly installed sink faucet with two handles
How to Remove a Faucet
A man attempting to fix a sink in a kitchen
Where to Find Your Water Pressure Regulator
Yellow garden hose and screwdriver for draining water heater
Use These Tips to Drain a Water Heater Properly
Washing machine and dryer in a laundry room
Everything You Need to Know About Sewage Ejector Pumps
Materials Used in Water Supply Pipes
What Kind of Pipes Are Used for Drinking Water?
Four different types of flexible water supply tubes
Choosing the Right Flexible Water Supply Tube for Your Fixture
Gas pipe line connected to water heater
Here's How to Easily Turn Off the Gas to Your Water Heater
Floor Drain
How to Install a Floor Drain for the Laundry Room
Plumbers working on pipes under a sink
Learn When You Need a Plumbing Permit for Home Remodels or Repairs
White vessel sink with wooden cabinet next to hanging towel and houseplant
What to Know About Vessel Sinks
Metal shower head with water running the GPM flow rate
How Much Water Is Your Faucet or Shower Using?
Trailer Park
Tips for a Mobile Home Water Heater Replacement
person using caulk
How to Choose the Right Caulk for Your Next Project
Anti-siphon faucet releasing water
An Anti-Siphon Faucet Protects Your Water Supply From Contamination
Pressure vacuum breaker
This Is Why Your Sprinkler System Has a Pressure Vacuum Breaker or PVB
Garbage disposal under kitchen sink
Garbage Disposal Buying Guide: How to Choose the Right Size
Sewer clean out surrounded with grass near pavement
Identifying the Main Sewer Clean-Out in Your House
Close-Up Of Sink
Identifying the Parts of a Drain System
Silver faucet with a flow of running water and exposed aerator
What Are Faucet Aerators and Why Should You Install Them?
Main sewer pipe clean-out in ground
How to Locate Your Sewer Cleanout in Case of Emergency
Expansion tank installed over water heater with copper pipe
Installing a Water Heater Expansion Tank
Drain valve being checked at bottom of gas tank water heater
How Is a Tank Type Gas Water Heater Designed?
Water running from tap into round sink set in worktop in modern kitchen
Use These Tips to Determine What Type of Faucet You Should Choose
PEX tubing connected to copper pipe on wood panel
An Overview of Tips and Techniques for Installing PEX
Water shutoff valve being turned underneath sink
7 Different Types of Water Shutoff Valves and How to Choose One
Water heater tank in room corner next to laundry machines and wood door
What You Need to Know About Venting a Hot Water Heater
Lawn sprinkler spraying water on grass next to gray pathway blocks
Tips for Locating Buried Sprinkler Irrigation Valves

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