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Taunton’s House Check

Taunton's House Check

By Michael Litchfield

Organized by major sections and systems in the house including roofs, attics, interiors, exteriors, and more!

Price: $16.95
ISBN: 9781561585892
Product Code: 9781561585895
Year: 2003
Binding: Spiral     Page Count: 34
Publisher: Taunton Press


Anyone who owns a home is faced with decisions about how to deal with problems. Lack of understanding about whether a problem is serious or even who to call to solve it often results in costly or ineffective repairs. The first step toward remedying any house problem is identifying the cause and implications of the symptom.

This easy-to-use spiral-bound book is organized by major sections and systems in the house:

  • Roofs
  • Attics
  • Interiors
  • Exteriors
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Kitchens
  • Baths
  • Basements

Based on actual cases observed by the author, the book lists over 600 symptoms, with causes and solutions for each. Dozens of color photos and black-and-white drawings help the user understand the underlying structures involved.

This illustrated handbook for any house problem comes in a handy flip-chart format!