The Home Repair Guide
Fuel Supply Is Cut
Power outages, as well as fuel
outages, can immobilize the heating and cooking systems in
the home. If electricity is off...
Contact with Electricity
Electrical shock can paralyze chest
muscles, making it impossible to breathe. Call immediately
for medical help...
Tornadoes are formed by severe
thunderstorms, most often in spring and summer. They are
nature’s most violent and erratic storms...
Flood Threatens Home
Floodwater threatens the family, the
home and its contents, and the community...
Home Has Been Flooded
For what to do if a flood is
imminent. If your home has been flooded, and you have a
flood insurance policy, immediately call...
Major hurricane is heading toward
your location, bringing dangerous winds, floods, and storm
Accurate predictions of earthquakes
cannot be made. In the United States, earthquakes occur
most often in the western states...
For what to do during an earthquake.
After an earthquake has struck, be prepared for additional
earthquake shocks called has struck...
To do a good job dish washers need
water that is hot enough, supplied with enough pressure,
and that is not too hard. Manufacturers...
Newer refrigerators are largely
self-sufficient, and many models have electronic monitor
and diagnostic systems. Added features...
Microwave Doesn’t Work
Microwave won’t operate, or takes
longer to cook food than times suggested in cook books...
Portable, belt-type humidifier
doesn’t run, or continues to run for extended periods...
Smaller, portable de humidifiers are
much like air conditioners in that they have a fan, a fan
motor, and a refrigerant system...
Sink Disposal Jammed
Sink disposal becomes jammed because
of material dropped into it which cannot be ground up...
Phone Doesn’t Work
Problems can stem from your phone
set, the wiring in side your home, or in outside lines and
Cordless phones, which provide
walk-about convenience, depend on radio signals to
transmit between the handset and base unit, using
A wide variety of sub stances
can cause spots on carpeting and the procedures used to
remove them vary...
Dirt and spills on special
furniture coverings need to be handled with caution.
Velvet, a fabric construction technique...
Wood Is Rotting
Decaying wood is more permeable to
moisture, and therefore, is more subject to further damage
and Mildew Inside Home
High humidity levels re-suit in
mildew growth, which causes damage and potential allergic
Screws Won’t Tighten
Screws in hinges, furniture, or
moveable fittings work loose and won’t stay tightened...
Damaged or missing asphalt or
fiberglass shingles can cause roof leaks. Seriously
consider the risks of doing the job yourself,
If the roof leaks, locate the trouble
spot from the inside. If the wood shingle is cracked, it
may be better to repair the crack...
Dams Form on Roof
Ice dams form at roof edges, causing
backup of snow water which can damage home...