Developing an understanding of the facilities maintenance industry has been made easier than ever with this unique book's clear, step-by-step illustrations and easy-to read writing style that will start you on the path toward a successful career in the field in no time! RCA: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE, 2nd EDITION focuses on preparing you to successfully master the critical tasks involved in becoming a residential facilities worker. Using a straightforward approach to maintenance, repair, and replacement, common maintenance tasks in the areas of carpentry, wiring, grounds keeping, appliance repair, painting, plumbing, and HVAC are addressed. All-new chapters on basic math and blueprint reading have been added to this edition to ensure that you receive the most thorough, comprehensive training information available. As with the previous edition, safety for each task is emphasized, as well as important employability skills for success on the job.
Topped off with no-nonsense information on situations in which maintenance personnel should seek assistance and refer the problem to a professional, this book is a must-have for developing a solid foundation in the world of facilities maintenance.
Table of Contents
1. Customer Service Skills. 2. Organization of Work Tasks. 3. Applied Safety Rules. 4. Fasteners, Tools and Equipment. 5. Practical Electrical Theory. 6. Electrical Facilities Maintenance. 7. Carpentry. 8. Surface Painting. 9. Plumbing. 10. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems. 11. Appliance Repair and Replacement. 12. Trash Compactors. 13. Elevators. 14. Pest Prevention. 15. Grounds Keeping. 16. Basic Math for Facility Maintenance Technicians. 17. Blueprint Reading for Facility Maintenance Technicians.