Tony Carrick

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Name: Anthony Carrick

Title: Contributing Writer

Tony Carrick is a freelance writer who has been contributing to BobVila.com since 2020. He writes how-to articles and product reviews in the areas of lawn and garden, home maintenance, home improvement, auto maintenance, housewares, and technology. 

Expertise and Experience

As a contributing writer for a variety of home improvement, housewares, and technology publications, Tony has covered a broad range of topics. His hands-on experience ranges from fixing toilets to remodeling mudrooms to laying patio tile, all of which he’s written about in great detail. 

Tony’s writing credits also include hundreds of reviews for a variety of tools, household products, and home gadgets, including everything from blenders to exercise bikes to security cameras. In addition to writing for BobVila.com, Tony has also written for U.S. News and World Report, Field & Stream, Popular Science, Interesting Things, Domino, and Futurism. 

Tony began his writing career as a reporter for local newspapers in North Carolina before spending more than a decade in the classroom teaching English. He now works full-time as a freelance writer from his home in North Carolina. When he’s not typing away on his computer, he can be found hammering away at yet another renovation project in his home. 

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FEBRUARY 27, 2016 | SATURDAY
Solved! How to Fix Flickering Lights in Your Home

Q: Help! We have multiple lights flickering in our house. As far as I know my house isn’t haunted, but I can’t help wondering, can flickering lights cause a fire? Am I being overly cautio...

FEBRUARY 18, 2016 | THURSDAY
Laminate vs. Hardwood: Which Is the Right Flooring for Your Home?

Whatever your home’s style may be, flooring is quite literally its foundation, and often the first design element visitors notice when they step inside. Luckily for homeowners getting rea...

JANUARY 27, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
Painting Laminate Cabinets: How to Get Pro Results

Is your kitchen looking a little worse for wear? Instead of committing to the expense of replacing rundown kitchen cabinets, consider the more cost-effective solution of repainting them. ...

JANUARY 12, 2016 | TUESDAY
How to Seal Grout

Even if you keep your bathroom tiles clean, dirty grout lines can really detract from the look of your tiled floors and walls. Because cement-based grout, whether sanded or not, is porous...

DECEMBER 24, 2015 | THURSDAY
How to Thaw Frozen Pipes

Few problems around the house strike fear into the heart of a homeowner like a frozen pipe: The pressure created by freezing water can damage even the strongest pipes. Once ruptured, that...

SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 | THURSDAY
How to Unclog a Shower Drain

Hopping into a hot and steamy shower only to notice that the water is pooling around your feet makes for a rough way to start the day. The cause is typically a shower drain clogged with h...

SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 | MONDAY
A Swedish Fire Torch Turns One Log Into a Complete Campfire

What better way to celebrate the end of summer than with a good old-fashioned campfire, surrounded by friends and family, singing songs and roasting marshmallows? When you play host to a ...

APRIL 28, 2015 | TUESDAY
How to Clean a Coffee Maker

Though we rely on our coffee makers to deliver that daily cup of joe that will help us get through the morning, most of us neglect it by failing to clean it often enough, or at all. That ...

MARCH 18, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
The Right Way to Clean a Shower Curtain, According to Pros From Molly Maid and DeluxeMaid

Given all the humidity, shampoo, and conditioner your shower curtain and liner are exposed to day in and day out, it doesn’t take much for mildew, water stains, and soap scum to accumulat...

OCTOBER 28, 2014 | TUESDAY
How to Get Rid of Bats—and Keep Them Away for Good

Bats aren’t much different from any other creature. “They’re looking for three things: food, shelter, and water,” says Kyle Morgan of Care Pest Pros, a pest control company in Spicewood, ...