Fix It in a Flash: 25 Essential Home Repairs and Improvements

More than ever, do-it-yourself homeowners are choosing to make their own repairs and improvements to increase the value of their homes. In her new book, Fix It in a Flash: 25 Essential Home Repairs and Improvements, Jodi Marks offers step-by-step instructions that will make your home repairs a success every time.

Fix It in a Flash features the 25 most common home repairs covering electrical, plumbing, walls, floors, ceilings, doors, and windows. Readers will learn how to install a faucet, replace a light socket, fix a toilet, repair broken floor tiles, and many other essential projects around the home.

Each project in the book comes with a flash card summary giving the time involved, skill level, and tools required to get the job done right. A 45-minute DVD is included with the book that shows 10 of the most common fixes in real time, with crystal-clear repair techniques demonstrated by Jodi.

Jodi Marks was the co-host of HGTV’s Fix It Up for nine years and has also hosted shows on HGTV, TBS, and Turner South. Since 2008, she has appeared on Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford. Jodi lives in Marietta, Georgia, and also has a number of how-to videos available on the web.

Fix It in a Flash: 25 Essential Home Repairs and Improvements is published by Betterway Home, an imprint of F+W Media, and is available for $24.99. ISBN 978-1-55870-863-1.

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Backed by his 40-year remodeling career, Danny served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s The Early Show and The Weather Channel for more than a decade. His extensive hands-on experience and understanding of the industry make him the go-to source for all things having to do with the home – from advice on simple repairs, to complete remodels, to helping homeowners prepare their homes for extreme weather and seasons.


  1. I have installed new Jeld-wen windows this last summer. I sealed them with silicone under the nailing flange,before nailing them to the sheathing. I am ready to put on vinyl siding and noticed that there is water infiltrating inside around the rough opening. Is there an easy solution to stopping the water penetrating into the house.


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