Plumbing Problems, How Tos & Repairs

Fix common plumbing problems like leaky toilets, low water pressure, clogged drains, cold water, and more with the help of our guide to plumbing repairs.
A shower with drain
Why Does My Shower Drain Smell Like Sewage?
Fixing Hissing Toilet
Why Is My Toilet Making a Hissing Sound?
Toilet being flushed
Why Is My Toilet Overflowing?
Running shower head with filter attached on neck arm
How to Install a Shower Filter
Human hand flushing toilet
Why Your Toilet Flushes Slow—and How to Fix It
Packed produce on shelf with leaked water in refrigerator
What to Do About a Leaking Refrigerator
Soldering a copper pipe
How to Solder Copper Pipe
Middle faucet handle being turned in bathtub
How to Replace a Bathtub Faucet
Overhead view of a clogged up sink
What to Do When Your Sink Stopper Is Stuck
Control valve on gas water heater tank being checked with bottom panel removed
6 Common Reasons Your Gas Water Heater May Not Be Working
Shower with hot water
What to Do When Your Hot Water Isn't Getting Hot Enough
Exposed shower valve with new cartridge held in front
How to Replace a Shower Valve Cartridge
Main shutoff valve being inserted between cut copper pipe
How to Replace a Main Water Shutoff Valve
Rose gold sink
10 Things to Never Pour Down the Drain
Blue drain snake held in front of under the sink pipes
How to Snake a Drain
Water pressure gauge attached to faucet to test water pressure
How to Fix Super-High Water Pressure
Sink pipe under wash basin
How to Identify and Remove a Sewer Gas Smell in Your House
kitchen sink
Why Does My Kitchen Sink Smell Like Sewage?
wall water leak
What to Do About Water Leakage in Your Wall
Open dishwasher with soapy water around drain and door
How to Troubleshoot a Dishwasher That Won't Drain
Drain trap piping replaced underneath sink
How to Replace the Drain Trap on a Sink
Bathroom sink running faucet
How to Snake a Bathroom Sink Drain
Black shower head with running water testing for hard water
How to Test for Hard Water
Water in a slow draining sink surrounded by white marble
Five Ways to Fix a Slow Sink Drain
Leaky Delta faucet handle being turned
How to Repair a Leaky Delta Faucet
person shutting off the water at the faucet
How to Turn off the Water for Plumbing Repairs
leaky faucet
Diagnosing Faucet Leaks
Hose bib leaking water on exterior wall
How to Fix a Leaky Hose Bib
Icicles
Heat Tape for Pipes: How to Prevent Frozen Pipes
Broken water pipes
How to Thaw and Prevent Frozen Water Pipes
symptoms of a sewer drain clog
Symptoms of a Sewer Drain Clog
Running showerhead with regular water pressure
How to Fix Low Water Pressure in Your Home
Plunger being used to unclog a sink drain
How to Use a Standard Drain Plunger
person using vinegar to unclog a sink
How to Unclog a Sink Drain
Sink faucet repaired with 2-handle cartridge
How to Fix a Leaky 2-Handle Faucet
person checking water pressure
Common Causes of Low Water Pressure & How to Fix Them
Water heater with expansion tank and pipes on top
What to Do When Your Water Heater Is Making Noises
Testing temperature on running water from shower head
How to Fix Inconsistent Water Temperature
a residential water heater
How to Troubleshoot and Repair an Electric Water Heater
person using silicone tape to repair PVC pipe
How to Repair a Leaky PVC Drain Pipe
Lawn irrigation sprinkler spraying water across various lawn plants, pathway lamp and sidewalk
How to Troubleshoot Your Lawn Irrigation System
How water recirculating system on top of water heater
How to Get Quicker Hot Water With a Hot Water Recirculating System
Drain snake inserted into clogged shower drain
How to Clear a Clogged Shower Drain With a Drain Snake
Baking soda and white vinegar in glass containers on corner of bathroom sink
How to Unclog Any Drain
Plumber working on kitchen sink
2020 Roto-Rooter Prices for Unclogging and Video Inspection
Drain snake held over sink
5 Fixes for a Drain Snake That Is Not Working
New heating element being inserted into water heater
How to Replace a Heating Element in an Electric Water Heater
Faucet with water leaking closeup
How to Fix a Leaky Faucet (Cartridge or Compression)
Black toilet plunger angled above toilet bowl
4 Types of Drain Plungers and How to Choose One
Bonding wire connected between copper pipes over water heater
What Is a Water Heater Bonding Wire?
Trailer home
Tips for Repairing Polybutylene (PB) Plumbing Pipe
A person opens or closes the hot water valve in the boiler room.
Troubleshooting Common Problems With a Gas-Fired Hot Water Boiler
Bottom of water heater tank with leaking water falling to wood floor
How to Troubleshoot a Leaky Water Heater
Single-handle cartridge faucet with leaking water being repaired
How to Repair a Leaky Single-Handle Cartridge Faucet
Black poly pipe with leak being fixed below ground
Fixing a Leaking Black Poly Pipe
Freeze proof faucet with blue knob turned and dripping water
Repair a Leaking Frost-Proof Sillcock Faucet
Handheld auger held in front of sink
Using a Handheld Auger to Unclog Your Sink
Sink faucet with clogged aerator with low water flow
How to Clean a Clogged Faucet Aerator
White plumber's tape wrapped around pipe thread cap
What to Do With a Leaking Clean-out in a Drain Pipe
Fluidmaster toilet fill valve being replaced inside toilet tank
How to Repair a Fluidmaster Toilet Fill Valve