Monday, February 27, 2012

The Reader's Digest Do-It-Yourself Guide To Preventing Costly Home Repairs: Over 19,000 Easy Hints & Tips By Editors Of The Complete Do-It-Yours

The Reader's Digest Do-It-Yourself Guide to Preventing Costly HomeRepairs: Over 19,000 Easy Hints & Tips

The Reader's Digest Do-It-Yourself Guide To Preventing Costly Home Repairs: Over 19,000 Easy Hints & Tips By Editors Of The Complete Do-It-Yours

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Product Description

This book contains more than 1,900 practical tips, easy fix-its, touch-ups, and make-rights for keeping your home problem free and preventing costly repairs. This unique book is written with one purpose in mind-saving the reader thousands of dollars in preventable damage for the most common trouble spots. Perfect for the handyman or woman around the house, the practical techniques do not require special skills or mechanical aptitude-if you can hold a hammer you can save a bundle.

Organized for easy use, the chapters include an introduction that creates a positive, can-do attitude and encouragement to plan ahead; walls and ceilings and floors and stairs maintenance and repair tips; maintaining your curb appeal high without hefty repair bills for siding, doors and windows, roofs, masonry, weatherproofing, and house extensions; advice on how to keep appliances, sinks, furnaces, doorbells, and lights running smoothly; and fire safety, minimizing Radon exposure, natural disasters, termites and other pest damage-preventive measures that will keep your family safe.

This book is all about giving you the knowledge and confidence you need to maintain and enjoy the biggest investment that most people will ever make.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #463570 in Books
  • Published on: 2009-04-30
  • Released on: 2009-04-30
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 1.01" h x 7.78" w x 9.98" l, 1.67 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 352 pages
Editorial Reviews

About the Author
For more than 80 years,Reader's Digest editors have been the source of trusted information for readers around the world. Expert in gardening, cooking, home repair, health, consumer awareness, and general reference, we are committed to providing authoritative content that not only inspires but also empowers people to enrich their lives and improve the universe around them.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
5All home owners need this!
By nan c
I have been a homeowner for about 40 years. There are many times when having the information contained in this book would have been extremely useful. Are you a single woman who is responsible for your home? An Army wife? A male who is starting out on the home ownership thing or even those who are quite savvy...I thought we "knew it all" until we got this book. Now if we have an emergency we will refer to this book immediately. Not only for emergencies...we just moved into a new house and new houses bring new items to care for. This book simply lays out what you need to know about each part of your home. It is right. It can prevent costly repairs and will help you maintain one of your greatest investments. Very useful and interesting. Lots of "aha" moments. Highly recommended.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
By ReginaShopaholic
I've been looking for a book of this kind for a long time. I came across some similar items, but nothing that covered all of my expectations until now. This book covers Everything you need to know in nice simple steps. Even complex jobs, LIKE FIXING DEEP CRACKS IN YOUR HOMES FOUNDATION, seem simple enough for anyone to understand. I would recommend this book to everyone and am extremely happy to have found it. The info that is covered is well worth the price I paid. Even the all important safety tips are included.

I looked at a ton of similar books but none covered as wide of a range of topics and all seemed to make the jobs sound overly complex. This book gives you the confidence and information to tackle Any household job, no matter how much or little experience you may have and no matter how big or small of a job it is. I can't say enough good things about it! Buy yourself a copy as you will use this time and time again over the years!! Happy shopping!

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Home Maintenance Made Simple
By Cindy Thomas
I found this book extremely helpful with easy-to-understand tips for maintaining the inside/outside of my home. Immediately after reading the book, I implemented several simple tips and achieved the desired result - a better functioning system. I'll be sharing several of the book's suggestions with my owner-managed HOA.


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