Finding Roof Repair Assistance for Seniors?Many senior citizens are living on fixed incomes that often are insufficient to meet the maintenance needs of their homes. This is a page about finding roof repair assistance for seniors.
Roof Repair for Low Income Homeowners?Low income homeowners often can not afford the cost of roof repairs. Searching for agencies or organizations that might help with the costs may be their only solution. This is a page about roof repair for low income homeowners.
Finding Plumbing Repair Assistance for...This is a page about finding plumbing repair assistance for low income homeowners. Having working plumbing is a necessity. However, some families can not afford the cost of hiring a tradesperson to make the necessary repairs.
Finding Home Repair Help for Low Income FamiliesThere are times when household repairs just can not wait until you have the money to complete the project. This page is about finding home repair help for low income families.
Finding Plumbing Repair Help for Low Income Homeowners?This is a page about finding plumbing repair help for low income homeowners. Plumbing repairs may be too expensive for many low income homeowners. However they are quite necessary for health and even safety. Finding a source of assistance to reduce the costs can help.
Restoring the Shine on a Formica CountertopOver time with normal usage and constant cleaning, your Formica countertops can look dull and worn. This is a page about restoring the shine on a Formica countertop.
Electric Smoke Detector Won't Stop BeepingIt can drive you to distraction, the constant unexplainable beeping of an electric smoke detector. Often it just needs the battery replaced but it may be a signal that it needs greater attention. This is a page about troubleshooting ideas when an electric smoke detector won't stop beeping.
Getting Rid of Roots in a Sewer Line?This is a page about getting rid of roots in a sewer line. Roots growing into your sewer line can cause a lot of problems including backed-up plumbing.
Troubleshooting Electrical Circuit ProblemsWhen the breaker is not tripped, but your circuit is not working, it can be a serious problem. It may be best to consult an electrician. This page is about troubleshooting electrical circuit problems.
Outlets in One Room Don't WorkThis is a page about outlets in one room don't work. Identifying the various circuits in a room can help you troubleshoot electrical problems when some outlets stop working.
Troubleshooting Why a Circuit Breaker Keeps TrippingDetermining the cause of the overload of the electrical circuit is essential. This page is about troubleshooting why a circuit breaker keeps tripping.
Getting Rid of Condensation Between Glass WindowsMoisture can build up in-between the two panes of glass in dual pane insulated windows when the seal fails. There is controversy over replacing or repairing the window. Read about other homeowners' advice and experiences here.
Not Getting Power But Circuit Breaker Was Not TrippedElectrical problems can be difficult to diagnose, especially when it isn't a simple case of resetting the breaker. This is a page to troubleshoot the issue of not getting power but the circuit breaker was not tripped.
Changing a 15 Amp Outlet to 20 Amps?This page is about changing a 15 amp outlet to 20 amps.It is important to know the electrical wire and breaker switches requirements for different kinds of outlet needs.
How to Unclog a Toilet Clogged by Baby Wipes?Before calling a plumber try a plunger or a plumber's snake to dislodge trapped baby wipes in your toilet pipes. This is a page about how to unclog a toilet clogged by baby wipes.
Clearing Potato Peelings From a Garbage DisposalCertain food items such as potato and carrot peelings can cause a clog in the plumbing attached to your disposal. This is a page about clearing potato peelings from a garbage disposal.
Repairing Bleach Stains on FormicaUnfortunately bleach will often remove the color on Formica countertops. This is a page about repairing bleach stains on Formica.
Toilet Brush Head Stuck in ToiletThis is a page about the toilet brush head stuck in toilet. It is very frustrating when you are cleaning your toilet and the brush head becomes stuck in the toilet.
Use Crayons to Camouflage Bleached CarpetAccidental spills or intentional use of a cleaner containing bleach can leave an ugly bleached spot on your carpet. Short of replacing the carpet, homeowners have tried a variety of products to minimize the damage. This is a page about use crayons to camoflauge bleached carpet.
Repairing a Burn Mark on a Corian CounterDepending on the extent of the damage, light sanding can be used to repair a Corian countertop. There are authorized repair technicians who can do the work, if you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself. This is a page about repairing a burn mark on a Corian counter.
Use Dawn Detergent to Unclog a DrainCooking grease and the residue from shampoos and conditioners can clog your drains. Many people have success breaking up the clog with Dawn. This is a page about use Dawn detergent to unclog drain.
Repairing Bathroom Throw Rugs with Crumbled Backing?There are a few products you can purchase to replace rubber backing on a deteriorating throw rug. This is a page about repairing bathroom throw rugs with crumbled backing.
Fixing a Toilet Clogged By Paper Towels?One or two paper towels might easily flush down the toilet, however if someone puts a larger number down it will probably clog the plumbing. This is a page about fixing a toilet clogged by paper towels.
Repairing a Crack in a Plastic Tub or ShowerWhen you are not able to replace a damaged tub or shower a repair to the cracked area may be a solution. This is a page about repairing a crack in a plastic tub or shower.
Orange Peels Clogging a Toilet?Slow to disintegrate clogs in your toilet are best cleared by either plunging or using a plumbing snake or auger. This is a page about orange peels clogging a toilet.
Toilet Tank Not Filling?This is a page about the toilet tank not filling. Trying to determine why the toilet tank is not filling properly may require some investigation.
Repairing a Fiberglass Tub or ShowerThis is a page about repairing a fiberglass tub or shower. The brittle texture of this material can crack and wear over time. There are ways to patch and smooth fiberglass to extend its usefulness.
Repairing Bleach Stains on CarpetThis is a page about repairing bleach stains on carpet. Bleach spills can actually remove the color from your carpet.
Cleaning Toilet Rim Flush Holes?How do I clean out lime build up in the flush holes under the lip in the toilet bowl? When you flush the toilet these holes clean off the sides of the bowl, but only the center hole is working fine. I figure these holes are plugged up with lime build-up.
Kenmore Refrigerator Ice Maker Not WorkingIt may be time for a repairman when your refridgerator's ice maker stops working. This page is about Kenmore ice maker not working.
Discoloration in a Fiberglass BathtubFiberglass tubs can become discolored over time. This page offers advice for how to fix a discolored fiberglass tub.
Clearing a Toilet Clogged with Cat LitterIf you have ever made the mistake of dumping the cat box into the toilet, you may have had to deal with the resulting clog. This is a page about clearing a toilet clogged with cat litter.
Troubleshooting a Smoke DetectorSmoke detectors are a common part of our home safety system. However, if they are not working properly your family can be put at risk. This is a page about troubleshooting a smoke detector.
Tap Water Smells Like Eggs?This is a page about tap water smells like eggs. Household water that has a sulfur or egg smell is very unpleasant. Determining the cause and rectifying it quickly becomes your goal.
Fixing a Toilet Clogged By Feminine Pads?This is a page about fixing a toilet clogged by feminine pads. A feminine pad that is flushed down a toilet will quickly clog the plumbing.
Removing Rusted Washer Hose?My children bought me a new washing machine for Christmas but it can't be hooked up because the old hose is rusted to the water faucet. How do I get this unscrewed without breaking the faucet?
No Power to Circuit After Changing Switches?This is a page about no power to circuit after changing switches. Replacing electrical switches may best be left to a professional electrician to make sure it is done properly.
Fixing a Lumpy ComforterThis is a page about fixing a lumpy comforter. Over time the batting in a comforter may become wadded and lumpy.
Removing White Steam Marks on Wood...This is a page about removing white steam marks on wood cabinets. Heat can sometimes damage the finish on your kitchen cabinets leaving unsightly white marks.
Removing a Stuck Light BulbThis page is about removing a stuck light bulb. You need to be careful not to break the glass when removing a stubborn bulb.
Outlet Making Crackling Popping Noise?If you have an electrical outlet that is popping or making crackling noises, you should have an electrical service it as soon as possible. This situation is highly dangerous and could result in a house fire. This is a page about outlet making crackling popping noise.
Light Bulb Socket Sparked and Smoked?This is a page about light bulb socket sparked and smoked. Certain electrical problems are more disturbing than others and may require quicker action to determine the cause and make repairs.
Removing Heat Stains and Burn Marks on Formica?This is a page about removing heat stains and burn marks on Formica. Formica is a popular and relatively durable countertop material. However, you can sometimes leave a stain or burn mark on Formica if a hot pot is placed on it.
Half of House Electrical Not Working?If half of your home does not have power, you may have a breaker that is getting overloaded. Contacting a certified electrician to troubleshoot and repair your electrical issues is often recommended. This is a page about half of house electrical not working.
Making a Doorbell Louder?This is a page about making a doorbell louder. If your doorbell is not loud enough to hear in some parts of your home, you may be wondering if it can be made louder, or if you need to purchase a new one.
Dishwasher Tripping a Circuit Breaker?This is a page about dishwasher tripping a circuit breaker. It is frustrating when trying to run your dishwasher repeatedly trips the breaker. Troubleshooting the cause can be daunting.
Refinishing an Old Porcelain Sink?This is a page about refinishing an old porcelain sink. Over time the surface of a porcelain sink can be damaged and stained. If you do not want to replace it, perhaps it merits refinishing.
Unclogging a Garbage DisposalUnclogging a garbage disposal can be a nasty job. This is a page about unclogging a garbage disposal.
Fixing a Loose Screw in WoodThis is a page about fixing a loose screw in wood. When a screw comes loose in wood, it can be difficult to get it to stay in again. There are ways to fill the hole and get the screw to hold in the wood again.
Removing a Burn Mark on a CountertopSo you burned your countertop, now what? This page has tips on how to remove or coverup burn marks on countertops.
Wood Cabinets Damaged By Murphy's Oil Soap?If the finish on a cabinet is compromised it is possible for cleaners such as oil soaps diluted with water to seep under it. If this has happed to you there are some ideas for solutions in this page.
Cleaning Walls and Hard Surfaces After a FireThis is a page about clean walls and other hard surfaces after a fire. A home fire, even a small one, will require repair and cleanup.
Cleaning Wax Poured Down a Drain?If melted candle type wax is accidentally poured down one of your drains there are a couple of common approaches to resolving this problem. One is to dismantle the plumbing or you can try hot water, vinegar, and perhaps the addition of baking soda. This is a page about cleaning wax poured down a drain.
Repairing a Burn Mark on CarpetThis is a page about repairing a burn mark on carpet. There are many ways to accidentally leave a burn mark on your carpet.
Toilet Clogged With Deodorant Container?My deodorant fell into the toilet. Now my toilet is not really flushing?
Dirt in Toilet Bowl?If you have what appears to be dirt in the bottom of your toilet bowl, there are a number of possibilities for you to check. This is a page about dirt in toilet bowl.
Painting a BathtubThis is a page about painting a bathtub. Bathtubs are expensive and difficult to replace. One thing you can do to get more life out of your tub is to paint it.
Removing Water Stains from Barnwood Paneling?Barn board paneling will give your home a naturally rustic look. But, water stains may not be quite the weathered appearance you're looking for. This page is about removing water stains from barn board paneling.
Bleach Stains on Countertop?This is a page about bleach stains on countertop. Depending on the type of material used to make your countertops, using bleach to clean them may not be a good idea. Bleach can actually cause discoloration, when used on some countertops, that may be difficult or impossible to remove.
Toilet Not Flushing Properly?This is a page about the toilet not flushing properly. Determining the cause for the toilet not flushing is the first step in making the appropriate repairs.
Repairing an Electric Fan?This page is about repairing an electric fan. If your fan is not working properly, you may be able to fix it.
Molding Damaged By Cats?What can I use to make homemade corner guards for my walls/corners, the cat at my house has ripped the walls to the bare wood and I need to repair or at least a cover it up for now.
Power Out in One Room?This is a page about power out in one room. Trying to determine the cause of a power outage in one room can be confusing especially if the breaker has not tripped.
Repairing Drywall After Wallpaper RemovalThis is a page about repairing drywall after wallpaper removal. After removing wallpaper, the walls will need cleaning and perhaps some repair, prior to painting or whatever your next wall treatment will be.
Can Hot Water Damage a Wax Ring?My plumber hooked up the wrong pipe and my toilet filled with 150 degree hot water, which burned my bottom when I flushed. He came back and fixed it, but do you think that I need a new wax ring?
Dyeing CarpetWorn, stained, or faded carpet can find a second life after a dye job. This is a page about dyeing carpet.
Removing Bleach Tablet Stuck in ToiletAlthough bleach tablets are great for keeping your toilet bowl clean, they can be a big problem if accidentally flushed down the drain. This is a page about removing a bleach tablet stuck in the toilet.
Removing Dried Concrete from Vinyl House Siding?How can I get concrete off my vinyl siding? The fellow who did our sidewalk was sloppy and we have concrete up the side of the house. It's hard and has been there for about 3 weeks.
Nail Polish Remover Damaged Color on Laminate Flooring?How do you put colour back into link flooring after spilling nail varnish remover on it?
Repairing Cigarette Burns on CarpetThis is a page about repairing cigarette burns on carpet. Hot cigarettes or ash can burn and melt carpet fibers leaving an ugly, noticeable mark.
Peel and Stick Tiles Coming OffPeel and stick tiles are quite easy to install. Over time or on some surfaces they sometimes lose their adhesion and need to be reattached. This is a page about peel and stick tiles coming off.
Garage Door Remote Opener Not WorkingThis is a page about garage door remote opener not working. You press the button and your garage remote doesn't work. This is a frustrating situation and one that is not always easy to diagnose.
Repairing Scratched Corian CountertopsThis is a page about repairing scratched corian countertops. An abrasive cleaner or Scotch Brite pad will remove most scratches from these countertops.
Electric Outlet Feels Hot?This is a page about electric outlet feels hot. If your electrical outlet feels hot to the touch it would be best to turn off the breaker and call an electrician immediately.
Power Goes Out When Using MicrowaveThis is a page about power goes out when using microwave. If your power goes out when you turn on your microwave the breaker is getting overloaded. It is best to have an electrician look at the issue.
Fixing a Shower Door Latch?This is a page about fixing a shower door latch. It can be costly to replace an entire shower door just because the latch is broken.
Unclogging a Sink With a Garbage DisposalA garbage disposal will usually breathing sup enough to not clog your sink but it can happen from time to time. This is a page about unclogging a sink with a garbage disposal.
Stainless Steel Sink Stained By Lime Away?I need to know how to restore my brand new stainless steel sink? I put Lime Away on it and let it stand while I mopped and when I came back to clean it off it had dulled in the places that the lime away dripped down. Please tell me there is a way to fix this?
Best Material for Replacing the Subflooring in a Mobile Home?Mobile home construction is different enough from that of stick build homes, that you will want to research the best materials for the job. This is a page about best material for replacing the subflooring in a mobile home.
Wall to Wall Carpet is Buckling?This is a page about wall to wall carpet is buckling. Over time carpeting can stretch and begin to buckle.
Fixing a Sweating ToiletThis page is about fixing a sweating toilet. Determining why your tank is wet will help you get to the root of the problem.
GFCI Outlets Not WorkingIf your Ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet is not working, you may need to contact an electrician to repair it. This is a page about GFCI outlets not working.
Inexpensive Tub Surround Resurfacing?What is the most inexpensive way to resurface walls around the bath tub?
Repairing a Hole in a Bathtub?This is a page about repairing a hole in a bathtub. Fiberglas and acrylic bathtubs can be damaged leaving a hole in the tub.
Garbage Disposal Won't DrainWhen your garbage disposal won't drain it is typically the sink plumbing that is the culprit. You need to clear the plug. This is a page about garbage disposal won't drain.
Shower Enclosure Walls Dry and Peeling?This is a page about shower enclosure walls dry and peeling. Certain types of bathroom wallboard are used to line shower enclosures. Usage and age can cause this material to degrade.
Repairing a Bathtub Spout Diverter?his is a page about repairing a bathtub spout diverter. You turn on the shower and half of the water is coming out of the spout rather than the shower head. It is time to take a look at the diverter. T
GFCI Circuit Breaker Won't Reset?It is extremely frustrating trying to determine why a GFCI breaker in your home won't reset after tripping. There are a few common reasons this might occur and you will want to pursue the possibilities until you identify the cause.
Can't Reset GFCI Outlet?I have an outdoor GFCI outlet that won't reset. An orange light stays lit, but the reset button will not pop out the test button. I just noticed this recently when the outdoor landscape lighting wouldn't come on. What are some possible causes of this?
Repairing a Leaning FenceOver time the posts on your fence may begin to rot, even though the fence boards themselves are still in good shape. This usually results in the fence section beginning to lean. There are some temporary fixes that can put off a more expensive repair for a good length of time. This is a page about repairing a leaning fence.
Remedies for Stinky PipesThis is a page about remedies for stinky pipes. A necessary but unpleasant home maintenance task is dealing with smelly pipes and remedying the problem.
Shower Water is Cold During the Winter?We have plenty of hot water in the shower during the summer months, but when cold weather sets in within a matter of a couple minutes it slowly gets cool. As the years go on it gets worse and this year I don't even have time to wash my hair. When summer comes we have hot water during the full shower, including the hair wash. It seems to be only the shower that this happens to, other faucets are normal, including the tub.
Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?This is a page about why water smells like rotten eggs. Determining the cause is the first step in eliminating a foul odor coming from a home water supply.
Repairing Water Damage on an Engineered...This is a page about repairing water damage on an engineered hardwood floor. Unlike solid hardwood flooring, engineered hardwood has a veneer of hardwood over a backing of another material. Repair to this flooring will depend on the type and extent of the damage.
Repairing a Corroded Aluminum Shower...This is a page about repairing a corroded aluminum shower frame. Damage to the finish on your aluminum shower door frame can lead to corrosion.
Air Conditioner Keeps Tripping Breaker?Electrical breakers are a safety device designed to keep your home and appliances safe in the event of electrical overloads. Air conditioning units are a common cause of a breaker tripping. This page is about when an AC unit trips the breaker.
Cleaning Up a Water Leak in BasementThis is a page about cleaning up a water leak in basement. Water runs down and your basement is the definite low spot in a home, as well as often the location of many plumbing lines. If and when there is a leak it can be a chore to clean up the basement.
Water Heater Has Hot and Cold Water Surges?Why does my hot water heater surge hot and cold water?
Plastic Ball Stuck in ToiletThis is a page about plastic ball stuck in toilet. Having a small round item such as a ball stuck in your toilet can be a repair headache.
Resealing Old Hardwood Floors?I have old 3/8 inch oak floors in our old house, and we're selling the house. I stripped the floors with SoyGel, washed with TSP, and sealed with a polymerized tung oil sealer from Sutherland Welles.
Removing Dents from Linoleum?How do you remove dents from linoleum?
Fixing a Damaged Window ScreenThis project shows how easy it is to replace a damaged or scratched window screen. The same technique can be used for most modern windows with vinyl or aluminum frames including screen doors.
Repairing a Window ScreenWhen you have a hole or tear in your window, you can save money by repairing it rather than buying a whole new screen. This page shows you how to fix a window screen.
Hairdryer for Thawing Frozen PipesI forgot to insulate my pipes before the temperatures dropped. See how I fixed my big mistake without it costing me an arm and a leg.
Drying Out a Sweating Salt LampSalt lamps are sold for their air purifying qualities, as they draw moisture, allergens, and impurities from the air. They do sweat, however, and need attention. This is a page about drying out a sweating salt lamp.
Patching Screw Holes in WallsThis project shows how to patch a hole in your wall, after removing a screw, properly before painting over it again. It is cheap and easy to do and it doesn't take very long to do.
Replacing a Blender GasketIf you find that your blender is leaking, it might be time to replace the gasket. We were able to find them at a local store, but for some blenders you may have to order them online.
Repairing a Mattress TopperI had a mattress topper, one of the ones that is held on with elastic straps. The elastic stretched out and didn't stay on very well. I took it and cut the straps off. I put a fitted sheet on my mattress upside down then put the topper on it. When I got it set in the right place, I pinned it in place, took it to my sewing machine and stitched them together. Then I sewed it from corner to corner in a big X. That keeps them together when washing.
Repairing a Broken Dish DrainerHere is how to repair a broken dish drainer. The plastic silverware holder clips on the wire rack and tape can help keep it secure.
Replacing Door HardwareWe recently had to replace our doorknob, which was about 10 years old at that point. At first, we thought to change the look and style of the knob but soon realized that the original knob had marked the door over time. It looked terrible. We went back to the store and found the exact same knob pattern, which covered the damage exactly. Sometimes, change is not the best answer.
Mail Wedged in the Letterbox?The solutions to this rather unique mailbox issue are discussed below. Hopefully you never need to deal with a similar concern.
Repairing Woodpecker Damage to Cedar Siding?Woodpeckers sometimes will damage the wood siding on a home, especially softer wood such as cedar. Make sure there are no pests invading the siding and attracting the birds. To repair the damage you will need a wood filler or two-part adhesive of epoxy resin and hardening putty. For more information check below.
Foam To Fix a Store Room LeakSmall pipe insulating foam can help fix a floor moisture leak in a store room. When there is not much roof overhang, you can run into problems.
Roof Repair Options for Low Income Homeowners?My husband and I are on Social Security. We need to find assistance for replacing our roof. Suggestions?
Troubleshooting a George Foreman GrillHello all! Hope you are healthy and safe! I have a George Foreman grill, GRP4842. When I plug it in, it lights up. But pressing power does nothing. Zip, zilch, nada. Have tried pressing the other buttons as well. Any suggestions?
No Power to New Chandelier and Switches?I installed a chandelier and caused a short which tripped the breaker, 2 times. I already know why the short was caused and I fixed it, but now the 2 switches (3 way switches) to the chandelier have no power and neither does the chandelier wires. The outlets that are connected to the same breaker do work. Any ideas?
Finding Bathroom Repair Help for Disabled Homeowner?I'm disabled and I need help with my bathroom floor and tub. The floor is about to fall through and I would love to find someone to help me fix it. I have a special needs grandson who also stays with me and his mom. I want to have this done so he don't get hurt. Is there anyone that helps with this situation?
Now Power But Breaker Not Tripped?I am losing 1 circuit in my family room and no breakers have tripped. When I start pushing them back into the box more the power returns. I am trying to see if this would be a breaker or panel issue.
How to Remove White Stain from Floor?My son spilled hand sanitizer all over my floor. I am not sure what the floor is, I believe it is like a linoleum tile. It has to be cheap because I rent an apartment in a low income apartment complex.