Home Maintenance For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 31, 2011 - House & Home - 408 pages
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A hands-on, step-by-step guide to properly maintaining yourhome

Your home requires regular maintenance to operate safely andefficiently. The expert advice in this second edition of HomeMaintenance For Dummies can help you save literally thousandsof dollars each year by showing you how to perform home maintenanceyourself!

This new edition provides the latest tips on how to tune up yourhome and make repairs to every room of the house, from basement toattic. By combining step-by-step instructions and expertinformation, this practical guide gives you the skills to tackleeverything from furnace tune-ups to leaky roofs. You'll also learnhow to conduct routine inspections, keep major appliances runningefficiently, and increase energy efficiency.

  • Shows how to keep your home in tip-top shape, preserve itsvalue, and avoid costly repairs
  • Covers all rooms of the house, in addition to the roof,foundation, and exterior
  • Explains how to keep all home systems and major appliancesrunning smoothly
  • Includes a seasonal maintenance schedule
  • Provides the latest green maintenance options to help loweryour utility bills

James Carey and Morris Carey have a radio show, a newspapercolumn, and a Web site, all called On the House, and appearregularly on CBS News Saturday Morning. They are also theauthors of Home Remodeling For Dummies

If you've always wanted to tackle home repairs like a pro,Home Maintenance For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your idealresource!

  

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Review: Home Maintenance for Dummies.

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

Very interesting and very easy to read! This book provides lots of tips and directions for getting your home in tip-top shape and how to avoid costly repairs. Many of the repairs or fixes are do-it-yourself. Read full review

Review: Home Maintenance for Dummies.

User Review  - Melissa Bower - Goodreads

The most useful part of this book to me were pages 344-354 at the end of the book. There I found lists of maintenance that the authors deemed necessary for each season. Very helpful. Everything else is fairly basic, though would be good for someone with no maintenance experience at all. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Home Maintenance and You
7
Getting to Know Your House and Its Systems
17
Putting Together Your Home Maintenance Plan
31
The Energy Envelope
49
Roofing and Siding
77
Windows Exterior Doors and Insulation
99
Key Systems Plumbing and HVAC
123
Floors and Interior Doors
229
Cabinets and Countertops
249
Appliances
267
Dont Get Burned Fireplaces
287
Maintaining Your HomeSafety Systems
299
Out in the Great Wide Open
313
Decks Fences and Retaining Walls
335
And Then There Was Rust
347

Quieting Noisy Water Pipes
132
Plumbing Part II Fixtures
149
Plumbing Part III Sewer and Septic Systems
171
Heating Ventilating and AirConditioning Systems
185
Inside Home Sweet Home
207
Ten Cleaning Solutions You Can Make at Home
357
Ten Maintenance Skills You Need
363
Index
371
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About the author (2011)

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.

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