In Praise of Maintenance
Listen to In Praise of Maintenance (Rebroadcast) on TuneIn. Freakonomics Podcast
I listened to this last week. This may be the answer to our disposable society. If we maintain more and discard less, we might have a more sustainable environment.
This is also about the wisdom of powerwashing your house annually instead of waiting for the mold to sufficiently degrade your paint until it has to be replaced; and possibly the wood under it!