What's A Homeowner to Do?Book - 2011
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In What's a Homeowner to Do? , Stephen Fanuka and Edward Lewine explain the basics of home repair and maintenance. From assembling a tool kit to understanding the pros and cons of casement and double-hung windows, from the ins and outs of moldings, faucets, and electrical outlets to the best way to maintain appliances and driveways, you'll find out everything you'll need to know to keep your home in fine working order.
With hundreds of clear, helpful illustrations, this essential reference covers such topics as how to install a ceiling fan; determining the right amount of paint to buy; how to repair a loose stair tread; choosing the proper child safety gate; and many more.
Most important, you'll get expert advice on when a repair is something you can do yourself and when it's best executed by a professional. In the process, you'll learn more than enough to speak knowledgeably about any problem with a hardware store clerk, a repairman, or a contractor.
What's a Homeowner to Do? is the best home improvement guide ever!
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This handy book is written for the average homeowner to learn how to care for their home and its everyday problems.
The book begins by recommending a basic kit of tools and how to properly and safely use them. The authors then take you on a tour of your home explaining how it is constructed, how things work, how to maintain and fix them and when and how to call in the pros.
Topics include caulking a window, installing a blind, fixing a leaky faucet, replacing a ceiling fixture, child proofing your home and keeping it free of pests and rodents.
The authors also provide tips on how to hire and manage a contractor and choose between bids. Indeed, the contents of the book provide a basic understanding of house repairs and projects making you a better employer of handymen, painters, plumbers and contractors.
This well written and illustrated book aspires to take the fear out of making simple home repairs and its seasonal checklist will keep you on track to a well maintained home.
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