Emergency Preparedness: Secure Your Water Heater »

Unsecured water heaters often fall over during an earthquake, rupturing rigid water and gas connections and electrical lines becoming an explosion or fire hazard. Secure your water heater to prevent further catastrophe during an earthquake.

Get a Survival Kit »

According to and the American Red Cross, only 7% of San Diego households are prepared for a natural disaster. The Approved Home Pro Show and your local Ace Hardware want to help you be better prepared in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.

Emergency Preparedness: Fire Safety

Emergency Preparedness: Fire Safety »

September is recognized as National Preparedness Month which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, and work. This week: fire safety.

How To Fix A Leaky Faucet »

<<< FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016 on CW6 SAN DIEGO >>> Fixing the annoying dripping sound from your faucet that keeps you up at night, can be surprisingly inexpensive and simple. Usually it only requires an adjustable wrench, Phillips and flat-head screwdrivers, penetrating oil, such as WD-40 and replacement washers and O-rings.

The 4 P’s of Painting »

The easiest way to freshen up is a new coat of paint. And the quickest way to do it, is to do it right the first time. A sloppy paint job stands out, and not in a good way! Follow Ace Hardware’s four P's of painting a room -Prep, Patch, Prime, and Paint.

Back to School Painting »

When the kids go back to school, they usually want new clothes, new notebooks and even the latest iGadget. How about giving them a new look in their bedroom? Back to school painting can be a great way to set a new tone for the year.

How To Repair A Torn Window Screen

How To Repair A Torn Window Screen »

For a small hole or tear in a window screen, you can use a self-adhesive patch available from your neighborhood Ace Hardware store. But, for a larger tear, you’ll need to re-screen the frame.

How To Fix a Running Toilet »

<<< FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016 on CW6 SAN DIEGO >>> Harry Schwartz from Ace Hardware explains how to fix a running toilet.

Staying Organized for Projects

Staying Organized for Projects »

Today’s a good day to get started on staying organized for projects. Two great ways to organize are using totes and canning jars.

Purchasing Paint Samples

Purchasing Paint Samples »

Purchase paint sample pints of your prospective colors before committing, because unless you light your home with industrial-strength florescent bulbs, the color you select is going to look much different at home than it does in the store.

Basic Tools Every Household Needs

Basic Tools Every Household Needs »

There are some basic tools that everyone should have. In order to perform small household projects and repairs, these are the basic tools every household needs.