More Home Maintenance & Repair Articles Page 22

  • How To Clean an Old House Radiator

    Freestanding radiators have been keeping us warm since the 1860s. They warm homemade pies, dry your wet gloves, and humidify the room when you place a pan of water on...
  • How To Organize Cords and Cables

    Technology, and the convenience of using it to get your work done, or for your entertainment and pleasure, comes with strings...literally!! We're referring here, of...
  • How To Locate a Buried Pipe

    Most utilities such as water, gas, electricity and communications are piped into homes and other buildings with a network of pipes, cables or wires, all buried...
  • How To Reduce Toxic Chemicals in the Living Environment

    Global warming and pollution are some the biggest problems we all face today. For the past few years, there has been a growing emphasis on "going green" -...
  • How To Prepare for a Fire

    You never know when fire will strike, so it's always good to be prepared. You want your family to be safe in the event that a fire strikes your home. Follow these tips...
  • How To Eliminate Hard Water

    Your local water supply could be soft or hard water and each has their ‘good' and ‘bad' points. Hard water has a stronger percentage of minerals such as magnesium,...
  • How To Determine Whether You Have Hard or Soft Water

    The quality of groundwater and the water which is piped into your home differs from location to location. A popular distinction is made between hard and soft water,...
  • How To Repair Holes in Walls Before Painting

    If you want a really nice paint finish in your room, you have to start with clean, smooth walls. Repairing any holes is an essential part of prep work, and is actually...
  • How To Seal Wood Scratches with a Walnut

    It can be very distressing to find a scratch in a favorite piece of wood furniture, or any wood item for that matter, and you may be tempted to get rid of the...
  • How To Prevent the Freezer from Building up Frost

    Frost on the freezer builds up and can cause the freezer to quit working or cause freezer burn to the foods you are storing. If you have notice frost becoming a...
  • How To Remove a Screen Window

    When the seasons change and the weather grows colder it is time to change your screen window coverings to storm windows. Before you trade in the old for the new, you...
  • How To Clean Paint Brushes and Rollers

    For a quality paint finish, it is important to use quality paint brushes and rollers - and these can become relatively expensive. Thus, it is important to keep your...
  • How To Stop Fire

    Fires are dangerous and can cause fatal injuries, if you do not know how to handle or put out a fire in the proper manner. Fire stoppage or fire fighting is a task...
  • How To Crack a Master Lock Combination Lock

    Sometimes, you may forget or misplace the combination sequence to open a "Master Lock" combination and lock. Short of physically hacking away at the lock to...
  • How To Troubleshoot the Washing Machine

    Washing machines have a number of different systems that need to work together as a single unit. But, because there are 3 different systems, it is easier to locate and...
  • Charging an Air Conditioner: Repairing Compressor Problems

    If the air conditioner at home is acting up, chances are you may need to charge the refrigerant in the unit. They normally do not need frequent charging, the situation...
  • How To Pick a Lock

    In your hurry to get out, you forgot your keys inside the house. You turn and reach for the door before it closes but then you hear the all too familiar click. Oh...
  • How To Clean Mineral Deposits

    Mineral deposits can be very tough to remove with ordinary cleaners – but with the right approach they are easily eliminated! Using soap and elbow grease is a poor...
  • How To Fix a Running Toilet

    The toilet is one of the most essential parts of your house. When a toilet is running -- either stopping and starting intermittently, or running continuously -- it's...
  • How To Clean a Hot Tub

    We all know how great hot tubs can be for entertaining friends and family. However, ensuring that it is kept clean can be slightly tricky, especially if you don't want...
  • How To Unclog a Drain

    A clogged drain is one of the most common household problems out there. You can see it happen slowly. You will first notice that the water goes down slowly. This is...
  • How To Open a Door with a Credit Card

    You're away from your apartment again and you know exactly where your keys are -- right on top of the dresser drawer. You run to the landlord but alas, he is not...
  • How To Remove Hard Water Stains from Sinks and Tubs

    Discover the step-by-step guide to remove even the most stubborn hard water stains and limescale using a proven formula. Learn the easy techniques to restore your...
  • How To Install a Tankless Hot Water Heater

    If you have everything you need before you start, installing an electric tankless water heater can be an easy project. For those with the skills, it can be done in a...
  • How To Replace a Damaged Lamp Socket

    Replacing a damaged lamp socket is not necessarily a complicated job, though some lamps, depending on the style, can make it more difficult. Basic home tools should...
  • How To Paint Pressure Treated Lumber

    In order to correctly paint pressure-treated lumber, a homeowner must know the basics to ensure that the job gets done right. Because pressure-treated lumber differs...
  • How To Install a Washer Dryer Hookup

    Hooking up a washer/dryer is one of the easier do-it-yourself projects around your home. Most installations require only a pair of channel lock pliers, utility knife,...
  • How To Solder

    Many ambitious do-it-yourselfers shy away from soldering their copper plumbing connections, because of frustrating earlier attempts, fear of burning down their house,...
  • How To Install Ceramic Tile

    Installing ceramic tile can be a beautiful upgrade to your home, generally installed in traffic areas that come in contact with dirt and/or water because of the tile's...
  • How To Replace a Toilet

    You will need to have some tools handy to complete this installation: a crescent wrench or open end wrench, a large flat blade screw driver, and a pair of pliers. You...
  • How To Keep Bats Out of Your House

    Live near a wetland or river? Then chances are your home will attract bats, particularly if the home is older, has an open chimney or attic vents. Now bats in your...
  • How To Troubleshoot a Circuit Breaker

    Your circuit breaker has tripped and you have tried to turn the breaker back on... and it will not stay in the 'on' position, but immediately trips again. What to do...
  • How To Get a Bat Out of Your House

    Bats in the house are a common problem, especially in the summer and in older homes or those near a river.Bats are helpful little creatures; a bat will eat her entire...
  • How To Reset a Circuit Breaker

    Resetting a circuit breaker is straightforward, once you locate your electrical service entrance panel in your home. This how-to details how to determine which breaker...
  • How To Replace a 3-Way Switch

    How to replace a 3-way switch in your home. Details how to determine which switch is bad and how to install a replacement.
  • How To Repair Ceramic Tile

    Ceramic tiles are durable by nature, but homeowners will find that there are some common problems with this material. Tiles can frequently break and grout will...
  • How To Tell If Your Roof Needs Repair

    Warning signs that your roof may need to be repaired or replaced. Things to check for and what you can do to fix them.
  • How To Powerwash Your Home

    Powerwashing your home my seem odd but you really need to do it if you plan to paint your home or if you need to remove dirt and any other unwanted debris.
  • Unclogging a Toilet Without Plungers: Toilet Repairs

    Did you know there are ways to unclog a bathroom toilet that does not rely on the traditional plunger? Well there are, and this article is going to teach you how to...
  • How To Garden Safely with Children at Home or in School

    Here are some safety considerations for plant care, gardening and botany lessons with children at home or in a school or classroom garden.
  • How To Make a Good Solder Joint

    In electronics, solder is not used to join things together mechanically; it provides a reliable electrical circuit between components. Learning this skill means you...
  • How To Put Out a Grease Fire

    Okay, say you're frying something in a frying pan and your grease catches fire, what should you do? Items to always have on hand: Small kitchen fire extinguisher...
  • How To Remove Sediment from a Water Heater

    Draining the sediment from hot water heaters isn't terribly difficult. All water that enters into a water heater contains natural minerals of some kind. Heating the...
  • How To Install a Chair Rail

    Chair rails can be a fun and rewarding item to install in your home. They can range from simple to highly extravagant but either way it adds a touch of class to any...
  • How To Implement Safety Tips for Water Heaters

    Every water heater has safety features built into it. In this article are descriptions of these features, as well as descriptions of additional precautions to take...
  • How To Apply Stucco: Texture and Finishes

    So you want to learn how to stucco? I will do my best to show you the quickest and cheapest way to do this. You will need some patience and a few tools that you can...
  • How To Fix a Loose Brick in Your Step

    Do you have a loose brick in your step? Not sure how to fix it or who to call? Well I will save you a lot of time and money with this quick and easy fix.
  • How To Take a Home Inventory

    Although you hope you'll never have to use it, a home inventory is something that is important to take. A home inventory is a list of all of your personal possessions...
  • How To Keep a Fireplace Clean

    There's no better place in your house on a chilly winter night than in front of your fireplace - but is your fireplace safe? Do the soot stains bother you? The...
  • How To Save Money on Anode Rods

    The article provides an inside look at the water heater industry and anode rods in particular, which are an essential part of every water heater.