Q: Is there a comprehensive home maintenance book or other resource you recommend?
A: Home maintenance is a topic rich in printed and online resources. Among a library full of books, two of the best in terms of practicality and usefulness are the New Fix-It-Yourself Manual: How to Repair, Clean, and Maintain Anything and Everything In and Around Your Home from the editors at Reader's Digest, and The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair from Creative Publishing International. Both are available at online and retail booksellers. A good web site to check out is Home Tips, which provides information as well as links to several other resources.