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Building Maintenance and Home Repair

Master the skills to safely perform preventive maintenance tasks and corrective repair for homes and commercial properties.

Price: $1,090

4 Full Days (8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily)

Our workshops are regularly scheduled events held in large cities around the U.S., as well as on-site workshops upon request. Building Maintenance & Home Repair On-Site Workshops start at $15,900.00 and allow up to 15 participants (additional participants for additional fee).


Workshop Description

Finally, a practical training service that gives you "hands-on" practice while you learn trade skills.

Workshop includes:

This workshop highlights common, basic maintenance techniques for trouble-shooting, making adjustments, testing for problems, making repairs, and doing replacements.  Many of the problems that are found in Facility Maintenance will be addressed, including the maintenance of Electrical, Plumbing, Windows, Doors, Siding, Custodial, Painting, Drywall, & Carpentry.

There will be numerous “hands-on” workstations available throughout the workshop to give participants plenty of opportunities to personally perform the building maintenance and home repair topics covered during the workshop.

Workshop participants will be taken step-by-step through the maintenance procedures listed on the agenda by our skilled workshop leader, who has had many years of experience working in the field of Building and Housing Maintenance, and who is known for making learning new skills easy and fun.

Participants will receive a detailed workbook that explains how to perform important beginning maintenance skills. This workbook can later be used as a reference guide when performing future maintenance tasks on the job.  TSA certificates will be presented to everyone who attends this training.


Part 1

  1.  Overview of the maintenance field

    • Opportunities Available in the Maintenance Trades

    • Taking Pride in your Work and having a good work ethic

    • The Importance of Teamwork and Trust

  2. Safety in the maintenance profession

    • Understanding OSHA regulations and MSDS sheets

    • General safety related to using tools and equipment

    • Tips for safely using chemicals, cleaning products, paints, etc.

  3. Basic hand tools for the beginning maintenance tech

  4. Custodial

    • Properly cleaning a bathroom

    • Cleaning kitchens and kitchen appliances

    • How to clean windows, screens, and window tracks

    • Outdoor cleaning: rain gutters, siding, side walks, pressure washing, etc.

  5. Painting and drywall

    • Understanding different types of paint and caulking

    • Techniques for rolling, brushing, and spraying

    • Tips on repairing drywall damage

    • Wall paper removal

    • Storing paint, drywall mud, painting equipment and supplies, etc.

  6. Carpentry

    • Hand tools for carpenters

    • Power tools and their safe operation

    • Repairing and installing baseboards, door and window trim, etc.

    • Working with different types of materials

    • Measuring, marking, centering, and finding “level” and “plumb”

  7. Doors, Locks, and Security

    • Adjusting and repairing wood doors

    • Installing doorknobs and other door hardware

    • The importance of maintaining locks and security lighting

    • Installing weather-stripping for doors

    • Adjusting and replacing sliding closet doors

  8. Siding repair

    • Anatomy of an exterior wall

    • Siding repair

  9. Plumbing

    • Understanding the basic concepts of a residential plumbing system

    • Tools and materials for the plumbing trade

    • Troubleshooting toilet problems and replacing a toilet

    • Dealing with plumbing leaks and drain problems

    • Replacing and repairing faucets and sinks

    • Maintaining gas and electric water heaters

    • Basic plumbing code considerations

  10. Electrical

    • Understanding the basic concepts of electricity

    • Safety practices related to electricity

    • Tools and testers for the beginning electrician

    • Understanding a residential electrical system

    • Understanding the different types of wire and cable

    • Replacing outlets, lights and switches

    • Basic electrical code considerations

  11. Miscellaneous

    • Locating wall studs and using various types of wall fasteners

    • Replacing torn screen material

    • Common repairs and maintenance of refrigerators and ranges

    • Special considerations for unit turn-overs

    • How to inspect and assess a building for problem

  12. Landscaping

    • The importance of maintaining a clean and healthy grounds

    • Tools for the landscaper

    • Repairing and maintaining irrigation systems

    • How to prune different types of trees

    • The safe operation and routine maintenance of power equipment

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Part 2

  1. Carpentry

    • Basic Framing and carpentry techniques

    • Methods for building interior walls

    • Proper demolition techniques

    • Adjusting/repairing cabinet hinges

    • Techniques for hanging cabinets

    • Installing counter tops

    • Re-laminating counter tops

  2. Flooring

    • Anatomy of a floor

    • Installing and repairing sheet vinyl flooring and sheet vinyl tile

    • Installing laminate flooring and backer board and ceramic tile

    • Replacing a damaged ceramic tile

    • Proper techniques for drilling ceramic tile

    • Proper methods of cutting ceramic tile

    • Repairing a squeaking floor

  3. Roofing

    • Anatomy of a roof

    • Ladder safety

    • Roofing repair

  4. HVAC

    • How furnaces, heat pumps, swamp coolers, and air conditioners work

    • Maintaining a furnace, heat pump, swamp cooler and air conditioners

    • Installing and maintenance of a window air conditioner

  5. Plumbing

    • Understanding the basic concepts of a residential plumbing system

    • Special considerations for septic systems and well systems

    • Types of waste piping connections

    • Sloan flush valve basics

    • Additional plumbing code considerations

  6. Electrical

    • Understanding the basic concepts of electricity

    • Safety practices related to electricity

    • Understanding the basics of 120/240

    • Replacing a 240 volt receptacle

    • Replacing a circuit breaker

    • Installing a dimmer switch

    • Understanding and replacing the different types of fuses

    • Installing GFCI’s

    • Additional electrical code considerations

  7. Miscellaneous

    • Replacing a broken window pane

    • Proper techniques for cutting glass and plexiglass

    • Insulation and weather proofing basics

    • Preventing water/moisture intrusion

    • Techniques for setting fence posts

    • Proper techniques for repairing dry rot

    • Repairing cracks in concrete

    • Patching asphalt

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Certificates provided for all workshop completions.


Minimum Enrollment Policy and Disclaimer

A minimum number of participants must be signed up in order to run any workshop (typically 15).

If minimum enrollment is not met, Training Services Association retains the right to cancel the workshop. If this happens, all enrollees will receive a 100% refund.

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