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A hands-on, step by step consultant to correctly keeping your home

Your domestic calls for standard upkeep to function correctly and successfully. The specialist suggestion during this moment variation of Home upkeep For Dummies can assist retailer actually hundreds of thousands of bucks every year through exhibiting you the way to accomplish domestic upkeep yourself!

This new version offers the most recent easy methods to track up your place and make upkeep to each room of the home, from basement to attic. by way of combining step by step directions and specialist details, this functional advisor delivers the talents to take on every thing from furnace tune-ups to leaky roofs. you will additionally how you can behavior regimen inspections, hold significant home equipment operating successfully, and bring up strength efficiency.

  • Shows the right way to retain your place in tip-top form, safeguard its worth, and stay away from expensive repairs
  • Covers all rooms of the home, as well as the roof, origin, and exterior
  • Explains how you can continue all domestic structures and significant home equipment operating smoothly
  • Includes a seasonal upkeep schedule
  • Provides the newest eco-friendly upkeep recommendations to aid decrease your application bills

James Carey and Morris Carey have a radio exhibit, a newspaper column, and a website, all known as On the House, and seem usually on CBS information Saturday Morning. also they are the authors of Home home improvement For Dummies

If you might have continually desired to take on domestic maintenance like a professional, Home upkeep For Dummies, 2d Edition is your excellent resource!

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