Home Maintenance For Dummies®
From basement to attic, provides the latest tips on how to make repairs to every room of the house and includes coverage of major appliance maintenance.
Part I: Home Maintenance and You.
Chapter 1: Home Maintenance: What It Is and Why It Matters.
Chapter 2: Getting to Know Your House and Its Systems.
Chapter 3: Putting Together Your Home Maintenance Plan.
Part II: The Energy Envelope.
Chapter 4: Foundation and Floor Frame Fundamentals.
Chapter 5: Roofi ng and Siding.
Chapter 6: Windows, Exterior Doors, and Insulation.
Part III: Key Systems: Plumbing and HVAC.
Chapter 7: Plumbing, Part I: Pipes, Water Heaters, Water Softeners, and More.
Chapter 8: Plumbing, Part II: Fixtures.
Chapter 9: Plumbing, Part III: Sewer and Septic Systems.
Chapter 10: Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Systems.
Part IV: Inside Home Sweet Home.
Chapter 11: Walls and Ceilings.
Chapter 12: Floors and Interior Doors.
Chapter 13: Cabinets and Countertops.
Chapter 14: Appliances.
Chapter 15: Don t Get Burned: Fireplaces.
Chapter 16: Maintaining Your Home Safety Systems.
Part V: Out in the Great Wide Open.
Chapter 17: Walkways, Patios, and Driveways.
Chapter 18: Decks, Fences, and Retaining Walls.
Chapter 19: And Then There Was Rust.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Cleaning Solutions You Can Make at Home.
Chapter 21: Ten Maintenance Skills You Need.