DIY for Renters Don’t Call the Landlord shows renters how to perform common repairs and install upgrades that are economical, safe, and don’t conflict with tenant/landlord agreements. With step-by-step instructions, photos, and illustrations, learn a variety of basic repair skills and how to inexpensively deal with all of the normal maintenance issues that every home encounters, from squeaky doors and wet basements to plumbing, heating, and electrical repairs. You’ll also learn how to safely remove your customizations and upgrades when it’s time to move out so you can get your security deposit back in full!
Good how-to advice for tenants with clear images and helpful instructions to get a job done right. —Katie and Gene Hamilton, co-founders of www.diyornot.com
Charles Byers taught at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in the carpentry department for 12 years, where he created numerous innovative adult continuing education programs for carpentry, historic building preservation, apprenticeship instruction and electrical technology. He established and now teaches in a new residential remodeling department at the college, covering all facets of building, remodeling and maintenance of residential buildings.