Fix It Yourself

If your home appliances have stopped working, your roof is leaking, your toilet won’t flush, or your heater won’t heat, welcome to the joys of home ownership!   Here you’ll find the fastest, clearest, and most expert advice for DIY repairs. And, if we don’t have the best article or video to answer your need, we’ll send you to the site that does.

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DIY Repair Articles

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How to Fix Squeaky Floors

Squeaky floors are very common in older homes. Wood floors creak when something—usually a board—works loose and rubs against another board or against the subfloor.

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How to Fix a Noisy Water Heater

If your water heater is rumbling, popping, or making other noises, this expert guide will help you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Includes DIY repairs

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How to Fix a Leaky Sink Trap

Is the U-shaped drain pipe beneath your sink corroded or leaking? If that pipe, called a “trap” or “P-trap,” is leaking, either fix it or

A man assembling a ceiling fan on the ceiling using a screwdriver.

Ceiling Fan Troubleshooting & Repair

You’re probably reading this because your ceiling fan doesn’t work, making it pretty worthless on a hot day. This article will show you how to

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