Is your shower draining slowly? In this home plumbing tutorial, you'll learn how to clean and unblock a shower waste trap. For detailed, step-by-step instructions on the rather unpleasant business of clearing blockages in your shower, watch this how-to.
The aerator on your faucet serves a very important function: by adding air bubbles, it helps to fuse the water and give it a softer feel. It also helps reduce the amount of water you use. So if you're faucet's water stream is acting funny (like a drop in pressure), it might be time to either clean or replace your aerator. If you're having trouble with your shower head, too, a little vinegar might do the trick.
Showering with a nasty, mildewed curtain is like doing your laundry in the toilet. You might be cleaner than when you started—but you really shouldn't be. Watch this video to learn how to clean your shower curtain.
Lime scale is one of the three most common types of dirt to afflict your shower. It is hard to get rid of and prevent, but not impossible, and this video will teach you chow chemicals and hard work can keep your shower beautiful.
In this video Bob Schmidt shows you how to take care of a smell problem common to all showers.
How often do you fight with your shower doors? Maybe not literally (although my elbow has smacked the hard glass many times), but when it's time to clean the bathroom, getting a few weeks' worth of soap scum and grime off the shiny, clear surface becomes an insurmountable task. Whether you use a special cleaner and squeegee or a carefully selected wipe, chances are you still battle the streaks and grit left behind. Although it might not make sense to steal cleaning supplies from the laundry r...
In this how to video series, learn how to clean your shower head from home improvement expert Adolph Ramirez. He will give you expert tips for cleaning a shower head including what tools you will need and why it is important to clean your shower head. Adolph will demonstrate how to remove a shower head, how to inspect the water pipe in your shower, how to inspect the restrictor disk, how to clean a shower head, how to use a brush to clean your shower head, how to clean all the parts of a show...
Jacqueline Hansen shows how to spotlessly clean a shower screen. Jacqueline shows how to clean, rinse and polish the screen door using the minimal amount of equipment listed in this video. Clean a shower screen so it is spotless.
This two part video show you how to remove an old shower valve, preparation and installation of a new shower valve. Also, you'll see how to clean, cut and connect copper plumbing pipes. Don't forget to watch part two and always make sure to shut off the water main first!
There’s nothing that will brighten up your bathroom faster than re-caulking an old, mildewed bathtub or shower. You will need a utility knife, bleach, a small bucket of water, a toothbrush, a tube of caulk, a clean rag, a silicon caulk remover, a plastic caulking tool, and painter's tape. Watch this video plumbing tutorial and learn how to re-caulk a bathtub or shower.
This video shows you how to tile and waterproof a shower. Stage 1
Sometimes your old shower head just doesn't cut it anymore. Don't fret, installing a new one is a simple task.
This video will show you the advantages of a shower wand and how to install one easily. A shower wand can help you clean the shower and clean pets too. To remove the shower head you will need a strap wrench. You may want to change the shower arm if it has too many scratches; use the handle of a set of pliers. Use Teflon tape when reassembling the fixtures to ensure a watertight fit. The new bracket has a built in holder for the wand.
For the dedicated prankster, April Fool's Day is no joke. Nothing will stop them from coming up with the cleverest, most elaborate prank the world has ever seen. Or at least—their victim.
In this tutorial, we learn how to install a new shower head and remove an old one. You will need a wrench, toothbrush, rags, replacement shower head, teflon tape, and pliers. First, remove the old shower head with your pliers, wrench and cloth to remove it. Twist this counter clockwise until the shower head comes off. Now, clean the threads with the toothbrush and place the teflon tape over them. Now, screw your new shower head on by hand until it fits snugly onto it. Finish screwing this on ...
In this tutorial, we learn how to get rid of that smell coming from your shower with Bob Schmidt. First, you will want to clean out your drain pipes to make sure the smell is not coming from there. If the smell is coming back out, you will need to do additional work. If water gets saturated into the base of the shower, then there should be some gravel around it so the water can soak through and go down into the drain pipe. If moisture soaks through the tile grout, then it can bring out the se...
To start caulking your shower please ensure that the shower is clean, dry and all caulk joints are also clean, dry and free of any old caulk. Start by taping the 'to be caulked' areas with blue painters tape, making sure you are following the contour of the shower and pressing firmly on the tape to prevent any caulk from getting under the tape. Once the taping is completed now you can start caulking. Start by using a caulking gun from one end of the shower to another, using small amounts of c...
Ever wanted to know how to smell good naturally with natural elements? You can save the earth without offending those around you when you go au natural.
Robert Jackson shows how to take a shower properly. He covers things such as shower curtains, shower structure and cleaning. Watch video for best results.
If soap is so good for you, why does it leave behind that icky, gooey scum? Get rid of the gunk! Learn how to remove soap scum from your shower or bathtub.
Getting hot and steamy can be awesome, as illustrated in the 1997 smash hit Titanic. But having the bathroom mirrors fog up during a nice hot shower can be very annoying. Getting ready in the morning can already be rush, and having to wipe down your mirrors after your shower is time wasted. Since most people like to shave or clean up after a shower, the need for a clear mirror is prime.
Is your BFF getting married? Looks like you have a bridal shower to plan! Organize a bridal bash that people will actually want to attend using these innovative ideas.
Mold is not good for your home or your health. It creeps across damp ceilings and shower curtains, leaving a musty smell behind. In this tutorial, handyman Jay Baker shows you how to rid your home of mold before it gets a chance to make you sick.
Baby showers are a great time to bond with your girlfriends and help out new mommies. In this tutorial, learn some helpful tips to ensure your baby shower goes smooth and everyone has a fantastic time: especially the guest of honor!
Many of today's cleaning products contain chemicals that can be harmful to pets, children, and even adults. Sure it can get the job done, but what's more important the health of others or your stuff?
Mark Donovan is remodeling a ceramic tile shower, and shows how to remove the old backer board. First remove the old screws, starting at the bottom of each board and working your way up (leave a few screws so the board doesn't fall). Sometimes screws may be hiding under old mortar. Score the joint between the top board and the ceiling with a utility knife to prevent ceiling damage. Use a pry bar to gently remove the old backer board, being watchful for pipes. Remove the last screws, then the ...
If you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies, there are some simple ways to make your home more hospitable.
If you're anything like me, clutter scattered across the bathroom counter, on the shower floor, or on any other available space is maddening. Who enjoys a mess of shampoos, scrubs, and sponges strewn around their feet or just out of reach in the shower? What can you do when space is limited?
Combine lathering up and exfoliating in the shower with these salted watermelon slices. Crafted to resemble and smell like deliciously scented watermelon taffy, these melt and pour soaps are piled with sea salt to give your skin a good, thorough scrub.
Turn that dry, damaged ‘do into luscious locks for less at home. You Will Need:
In this video, The Home Depot shows us how to tile the surrounding walls of a bath or shower. Since these walls stand up to a lot of wetness from daily showers, they need to be sound and waterproof. Ceramic tiles are a great way to go. In this demonstration, the tiles are attached to backer board. Protect your tub with a cardboard inlay before you begin. Then seal the edges of the tub with asphalt roofing cement. Then staple 15 pound felt to the studs, embedding the bottom layer to the asphal...
Wash your window blinds with a minimum of mess. Howcast presents you with tips on how to effectively clean your window blinds. Blinds can be tricky to clean, so pay attention.
If you're anything like me, your day doesn't start until you've sloughed away your grogginess with a scalding hot shower. That perfectly-heated water can clear stuffed sinuses, relax the muscles, and make pretty much anyone feel squeaky clean. However, a cold shower can do even more for you if you can stand the low temperatures.
Baby shower gift anxiety? Learn tips for picking baby shower gifts in this free baby shower video. Part 1 of 10 - How to Get baby shower gift ideas.
Many traditional Japanese homes lack the Western shower we know and love and favor instead the traditional Japanese bath called an ofuro. Like many activities in Japan there is a culturally tied correct process for using an ofuro, and this video will teach it to you so you can be clean and comfortable on your next trip to Japan.
Grey water is the used water from your dish washer, washing machine, shower, but not your toilet. This grey water can be recycled to irrigate your home, without wasting clean water. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to choose a grey water system for you home.
Whether you shower in it or use it for long, luxurious baths, there's nothing clean—or relaxing—about a tub full of grime, mold, or mildew.
Here is an interesting idea for a baby shower: a diaper cake. Using various materials such as a tube, a glue gun, some safety pins, string, rubber bands, scissors, and 63 diapers, you are on your way to making this bizarre yet interesting cake. After rolling together each individual diaper, holding them together with rubber bands, you are on your way to making this cake. While this cake is not meant to be eaten, it is a very interesting centerpiece or gift for your next baby shower.