Articles by Mel Sherman


Frost Buildup in Freezer: Why it Happens and How to Prevent It

Posted by Mel Sherman | Apr 05, 2017

If you need to don a parka and grab an ice pick every time you need something from the freezer, you may be dealing with a bad case of frost buildup. (Now read that sentence again...


What to Do About a Sticking Door

Posted by Mel Sherman | Apr 03, 2017

What is a sticking door anyway? It's a door that gets stuck in its frame, making it difficult to open and close. A door could start sticking for several reasons. But whether it's...


How to Fix a Noisy Bathroom Fan

Posted by Mel Sherman | Mar 28, 2017

For his utter genius, the guy who invented the noisy bathroom exhaust fan should win the Nobel Prize. With one simple device, he solved two critical issues that had distressed bathroom...


What to Do About Noisy Pipes

Posted by Mel Sherman | Mar 21, 2017

Are noisy pipes cause for alarm? They should be. Your plumbing is the kind of thing you don't really think about too much. Until there's an issue - then it's hard to think about anything...


What to Do About a Leak Under the Sink

Posted by Mel Sherman | Mar 15, 2017

Ever deal with a leak under the sink? The leak may go undetected for a while because it's commonly buried deep at the back of a seldom-used cabinet. By the time the leak is discovered,...


How to Repair Torn Carpet

Posted by Mel Sherman | Mar 09, 2017

Carpeting is great. It adds color and coziness to any room and makes a home feel, well, homey. There's really no doubt about it - nothing pulls a room together like some good carpeting. Which...


What to Do if Your Toilet Won't Flush

Posted by Mel Sherman | Mar 06, 2017

Not to sound too dramatic, but have you ever been overcome with terror because you just used the bathroom and now the toilet won't flush? Of course you have, you're human. But despite...


Why is Paint Peeling Off My Walls and What Can I Do?

Posted by Mel Sherman | Mar 01, 2017

Have you ever seen a wall with the paint peeling off? The blistering, curling paint, the nasty tangle of cracks, the flakes littering the floor - it isn't pretty, that's for sure....


How to Fix Rattling Windows

Posted by Mel Sherman | Feb 22, 2017

If you've got rattling windows, you already know how loud and annoying they can be. A loose pane of glass or sash is enough to cause most windows to rattle anytime it's windy or a...


How to Fix a Squeaky Door

Posted by Mel Sherman | Feb 15, 2017

A squeaky door can be irritating - especially if you're sneaking around the house in the middle of the night to fix yourself a sandwich and the rest of the family gets out of bed...