DIY Projects, Home Improvement and Repair

Our DIY home improvement section is about helping you with your own DIY projects, home repair, tips for remodeling, organization, bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, insulation, lighting, plumbing, electrical, hvac and more. We have gone through the process, made the mistakes, now know how to do it better and want to share those tips with you.

How To Remove Old Silicone Caulk

Now that the mold problem under the sink has been fixed, it’s time to replace the sink so we can return to a normal life with modern plumbing in the kitchen.

The steps for installing a new sink or replacing an existing sink are the same except if replacing a sink, any old silicone caulk or plumber’s putty that is stuck to the countertops and the sink from a previous installation will have to be removed and [Read more…]

How to Remove Mold, Prevent Mold Growth and Mildew vs Mold

Previous we had to replace a leaking sink and remove mold that was growing underneath due to the damp environment the leak was causing.

While researching how to remove mold and mildew, I found information about how mold affects [Read more…]

Killing and Removing Mold and Mildew from Under Our Leaking Sink

In the previous post, I described how a leaking faucet had soaked the cabinet below the sink and we could see mold growing.

I had to remove the sink to see how bad the mold and mildew problem was. No mold is good, but [Read more…]

How To Remove a Kitchen Sink in 5 Steps

Here we describe how to remove a kitchen sink. In the previous post, how to fix a leaking sink, I described the problems caused by a faucet that had leaked water under the sink and allowed mold to start growing. I had to remove our drop-in style kitchen sink to see how bad the mold was.

I took about two minutes to feel sorry for myself for having to fix what ever problems I was going to find. First thing was to turn off the [Read more…]

How to Remove A Garbage Disposal

Step 1: Remove Drain Attachments and Wiring from Garbage Disposal

The garbage disposal has several attachments (Fig. 1); including an electrical supply (either direct wired or plugged into an outlet), a drain from the dishwasher, a drain to the sink trap and the disposal is mounted to the bottom of the sink as part of the sink drain [Read more…]

Leaking Sink – Houston, We Have a Problem

I was making coffee one morning and stepped in a puddle of water in front of the sink. Since I was the first one up, only the cat could have made this puddle unless there was a leak under the sink [Read more…]

Air King Whole House Window Fan Keeps Us Cool and Saves Us Money

Considering a whole house window fan or whole house attic fan? Here’s our comparisons and [Read more…]