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DIY Plumbing

Stop flushing all your money down the drain! From a jammed garbage disposal, to a leaky toilet, we discovered some quick fixes you can do yourself.

Problem: Low Water Pressure

Sean Guliani with Wedgeworth Plumbing says this could be the easiest repair in your home. Unscrew the aerator on your faucet and remove the calcium or rust buildup. Sean says calling a plumber for this repair would run you $29-$89, but we did ourselves for just 4 bucks!

Problem: Jammed Garbage Disposal

Grab a broom stick. Sean says safety first - don't forget to unplug the power from the disposal, then remove the rubber splash guard. Put the broom stick in the drain and push it against the impeller and turn the chamber. Then, dislodge the item from the blades. Once it's unstuck, just reach in and grab the item and you're good to go. A service call on this repair costs between $75 and $190.

Problem: Leaky Toilet

To diagnose this -- you'll need red food coloring. Open up the lid to the back of the tank and you flush the toilet. Once the flapper closes, put a few drops of coloring in the tank and wait 15 minutes. If there's red in the bowl area, you know it's leaking past. The culprit could be your flapper so replace it. First, shut off the water to the toilet. Remove the old flapper by disconnecting the rubber sides, and chain. The new flapper installs the opposite way. It's important to make sure you adjust the chain accordingly. Turn the water back on and test with they dye.

Homemade Pet Accessories, One Pot Wonders, DIY Plumbing, Navigating the Grocery Store

Other segments featured on this episode of Deals:

DIY Pet Accessories
DIY Pet Accessories
Keep your pet in style with these do-it-yourself accessories! These items can get pricey, but our DIY expert Tamika Fletcher shows you how to make your own pet beds and collars for a deal!
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One Pot Wonders
One Pot Wonders
Busy mom and nutritionist Gabrielle Welch has mastered the 'one pot wonder' dinner. She whips up quick, easy and nutritious meals without breaking the bank.
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Navigating the Grocery Store
Navigating the Grocery Store
The Grocery Game's Teri Gault is an expert at saving money. Teri says no matter where you shop, you should know your way around. Navigating the grocery store can help save you money.
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The Live Well Network
Knock It Off!
Live Big with Ali Vincent
My Family Recipe Rocks!
Food Rush
We Owe What?
Let's Dish
Mexico: One Plate at a Time
Home with Lisa Quinn
Hiring America
Children's Programming
Military Makeover
The Balancing Act
Pickler and Ben