Knack Home Repair & Maintenance

An Illustrated Problem Solver

Book Description

Don't panic at the prospect of home repair and maintenance! With this informative and well-organized guide you'll have the knowledge and instruction you need to deal with or prevent scores of the most common problems in your home. Its 460 full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions show you how things work, what can go wrong, and whether there is a quick fix. You'll know when to call repair service and when you can do the work yourself. From painting to electrical work, plumbing, and maintenance, this book makes home repair and maintenance projects easy, providing clear, commonsense ways to save time and money.

Topics covered include:

  • Guidance on assessing the problem
  • Essential information on tools, supplies and techniques every homeowner should have
  • How to Paint
  • Fixing scratches, squeaks, scrapes and chips
  • Repairing leaks and clogs
  • Electrical repairs you can do
  • Dealing with mold, mildew, moss and dry rot
  • Yard work
  • Running an energy efficient home

An extensive resource guide to products and Web sources is provided as well.

About Meany, Terry

Terry Meany is the author of Working Windows (Lyons), The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plumbing, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Electrical Repair.