The easy way to keep your home in tip-top shape!
Just like a car, a home requires regular maintenance to operate safely and efficiently. Home Maintenance For Dummies, 2nd Edition, gives you the latest tips and advice on how to inspect, tune up, and make repairs to every part of your house! You'll get expert, step-by-step information that will empower you to roll up your sleeves and make your home safer, more comfortable, and more energy efficient.
Home maintenance and you practical information on the benefits of home maintenance and the major systems and components in your home
The energy envelope guidance on understanding your home's exterior surfaces and associated components, like windows and doors, the roof, the basement, and the foundation
Plumbing and HVAC instructions on how to tackle problems with mechanical equipment, common household appliances, and heating and cooling systems
Open the book and find:
Ten home maintenance skills you'll be glad to have
Tips on preserving your home's value and avoiding costly repairs
Green maintenance and cleaning options
Tips on day-to-day repairs from walls and appliances to decks and fences
Straightforward advice on what you can tackle yourself and when you should call a pro
Step-by-step instructions on everything from replacing a furnace filter to insulating your home
James Carey and Morris Carey Jr. share their 55+ years of experience as award-winning, licensed contractors with millions of people nationwide through a weekly radio program and syndicated newspaper column, both titled On The House. They also appear regularly on CBS News Saturday Morning.
This completely met my expectations. Very easy too understandPublished 1 day ago by Karren J Holloway
I bought this as a gift for a friend moving into their first home. I read it and marked useful passages for new homeowners moving into a new house; passages like "find the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mary A. Parks Antonio
I thought it would be a handy reference but it wasn't what I needed. The style of writing was too flippant for me.Published 4 months ago by Donna Mavros
I gave it this rating as it was a good book to give you some basic maintenance that you can do on your home.Published 6 months ago by Merle Weyant
So far this book has already paid for itself by telling us how to stop a leaky toilet without calling a plumber in the middle of the night. Yay book!Published 8 months ago by Noelle Meade
I am a basic type of guy but this was way to basic. It did not provide anything that someone of general working knowledge could not find free on the internet.Published 8 months ago by Jarrett O. Crawford