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Replacing the rubber flapper valve in a toilet tank to stop it from leaking.

How to Test for Toilet Leaks

Toilets can develop undetected leaks between the tank and bowl that can waste thousands of gallons of water if not repaired. Watch this video to find out how to tell if your toilet has a leak.

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ASK DANNY: How Should I Lighten My Wood Paneling?

Want to lighten your home’s wood paneling? Try a whitewash effect, Danny says.

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ASK DANNY: What Should I Do About These Weep Holes?

Homeowners should keep all their weep holes open because they’re there for a reason, Danny says.

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Applying roofing cement to gap between metal flashing and chimney.

How to Find — and Repair — Chimney Roof Leaks

Watch this video for tips on how to find and repair roof leaks around fireplace chimneys, which are usually caused by gaps and cracks between the chimney and flashing.

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Using baking soda to clean a garbage disposal.

How to Fix a Clogged Kitchen Garbage Disposal

Find out how to easily repair and clean a clogged or jammed kitchen sink garbage disposal using a hex wrench, baking soda, and vinegar. Watch this video to find out more.

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ASK DANNY: Help — Our Bathroom Vent is Blowing Black Dust!

Regular home maintenance requires cleaning out the bathroom and dryer vents, Danny says.

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ASK DANNY: Wildfires Affected My AC — Now What?

California’s wildfires affected Barbara’s air conditioner. Danny has some advice for cleaning it.

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ASK DANNY: Should I Whitewash My Fireplace?

Don’t white-wash a brick fireplace on a whim — because the results are irreversible.

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