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The 5 Drain Cleaners (2021 Review)

Drain cleaners clear drain clogs without the hassle of calling a plumber. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best drain cleaners on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

How to Improve Bathroom Ventilation Problems

What happens when a building’s design makes it difficult or impossible to vent a bath fan to the exterior? Read this guide for tips on how to improve ventilation issues in your bathroom, especially if your home’s design makes it difficult to install proper ventilation.

The 5 Best Grout Cleaners

We’ve reviewed five of the best grout cleaners to help you remove dirt, grime, mold, and mildew from your grout and restore it to its original color. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

How to Clean Shower Doors

Soap scum, hard water stains, and pesky streaks can all take away from the neat appearance of a glass shower door. We’ll walk you through how to clean shower doors and prevent stains and grime from building up.

How to Remove a Bathtub Drain

If you’re looking to replace an old bathtub drain, it’s not difficult to do the job yourself. Read these steps to learn more.

How to Clean a Bathtub

If your bathtub isn’t as squeaky-clean as it should be, it might not be your fault. Soap scum and dirt can build up even with regular cleaning. The following tips will help bring your tub back into the bathroom spotlight.

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How to Clean Tile Grout With Homemade Cleaner

In this edition of DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva offers cleaning tips on how to get rid of dirty tile grout using only household supplies.

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How to Snake a Clogged Drain

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to clear a stopped bathtub or shower drain

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How to Prevent Bathroom Rust Stains

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains ways to remove rust stains from plumbing fixtures

How to Remove Old Grout

If the grout in your kitchen or bathroom is chipped, moldy, or just no longer working for you, it may be time to replace it. Follow our guide for removing it manually or with a power tool.

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How to Fix a Noisy Faucet

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey quiets a tap that's making a hammering sound

How to Clear Any Clogged Drain

Armed with the right tools and techniques, you can easily unplug stopped-up drains without having to call in a pro SEE OUR FULL THANKSGIVING SURVIVAL GUIDE HERE

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How to Fix a Running Toilet

In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey halts the steady trickle sounds of a broken toilet

Fixing a Leaky Toilet

Put an end to the gurgles, ripples, and hissing.

Saving a Soggy Shower Wall

When water seeps behind a tiled wall in the bath, some delicate surgery can save the day.

The Facts On Faucets

How to tell well-made sink, tub and shower fittings from the polished pretenders.

Repair for a Leaky Drain Plug

A quick fix for pop-up plugs that lose their watertight seal