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The Money Pit is a nationally syndicated, call-in radio show & podcast that helps listeners with their home improvement and decor projects. Expert DIY'rs Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete entertain, educate and inspire listeners with an encyclopedic knowledge that just plain fun to listen to! With th…

Tom Kraeutler & Leslie Segrete


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    Best Air Filters | Solution for Dirty Dishwashers | Fast Fix for a Jammed Garbage Disposers | Ep #2157

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 39:25

    SHOW NOTES: Breathing fresh clean air inside your home is more important than ever but you don't have to throw open windows to let in freezing air to get it. We share tips on the best air filters for a steady supply of fresh indoor air. With all the holiday meals happening now, have you noticed that when you run your dishwasher, are dishes coming out dirtier than when they went in? We'll share tips for keeping your dishwasher working properly – and end once and for all the often-debated family question: Do you need to pre-rinse your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher? One appliance that you may own, and you'll never want to be without again, is your garbage disposer. But during the holidays, disposers get jammed more than any other time in the year. We'll tell you about a super easy way to get it back in action. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Russell in Rhode Island is looking to replace the knobs on his kitchen cabinets and drawers. Diana from Arkansas has a broken beam in her house causing her kitchen to be unlevel. Glen in California wants to know if a propane stove can work in a natural gas home. Sam in South Carolina has a postformed countertop that's getting in her way of putting a backsplash in her kitchen. Michael has an AC coil that isn't draining properly and causing a leak. Marlise from Georgia has windows that have slipped out of their frame. Scott in Texas has mold around in windows when it starts to get cold and wants to know how to deal with it. Sarah from Iowa needs help getting rid of glued down carpet off of a wood subfloor. James in Ohio wants to know if it easier to install an electric furnace or an outdoor unit in his older home.   Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Top Tips for Interior Painting | Smart Thermostat that Save Money | Best Bedroom Décor Tips | Ep #2156

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 38:57

    SHOW NOTES: Painting is a project most homeowners are happy to tackle themselves. But it's also a project that can go terribly wrong if you don't take just three steps before you start. We'll share pro tips for painting success. Looking for a simple way to cut heating and cooling costs? A smart programmable thermostat can cut both heating and cooling costs by 10%. Learn how to heat up your home on a budget. If you are thinking of updating your bedroom with a new mattress or furniture, we'll have tips to make sure your purchase results in a better night's sleep. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Maria from Hawaii has a shower that is leaking into her subflooring.  Dennis in Nebraska wants to know the best treatment option for his 2-story wood deck. Kathy is asking, “Is it okay to paint a refrigerator?” Dave in Pennsylvania is putting a vinyl floor in his below grade basement and wants to know if he must put down a vapor barrier and should it be glued down or a floating floor? Cathy from California wants to know how easy it is to paint brick. Mike in Georgia wants to know how to refinish a stained and dirty floor. Michelle from Ohio is wondering how far a raised flower bed should be from the house to make sure she doesn't get any flooding. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Budget Friendly Kitchen Cabinets | Consumer Reports on Best Snow | Pet Proof Furniture | Ep #2155

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 35:03

    SHOW NOTES: Kitchen renos peak after the holidays when the frustrations worn out kitchen layouts peak. If you're planning a kitchen redo for 22, we'll tell you how to choose new cabinets that'll step up the space and not blow the budget. Are you ready to pick up a new snowblower before the first major snowstorm hits? Consumer Reports has you covered. Home and appliances reporter Paul Hope joins us with their picks of the best snowblowers on the market. Are messy pets creating a decorating dilemma? Afraid that anything you buy will be ruined by your well-meaning pooch? We'll have tips to help you get the best of both worlds. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Tom from New Jersey asks, “what is the renovation definition for Return on Investment (ROI)?” Cindy in Florida wants to know if needs to strip her old epoxy paint before applying a new epoxy coating to her floor.. James from Nebraska is concerned about reports of fumes coming off spray foam insulation. Loretta is building a beach house with a crawlspace and looking for a moisture resistant flooring alternative to natural hardwood. Dennis in South Carolina wants to know what kind of mortar to use on an old stone home. Brenda in Michigan would like to know what type of wall board to use to avoid mold in her basement. Jim from Illinois has an old cedar deck and wants to know if he should power wash the deck? Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Organizing Kid's Rooms | How to Predict Home Repairs | Creating Cool Game Rooms | Ep #2154

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 39:28

    SHOW NOTES: Are your kids' rooms ready for a design refresh? We've got tips to help you design a room that can grow as fast as they do. Home repairs often come as a surprise for most owners, but did you know that many are predictable if you know when your home was built. We share hacks to help you determine your homes age, and the most common repairs to expect!  And as we move toward winter, are you looking to get everybody up & active on those not-so-sunny days. Adding a game room may be the answer you're searching for! Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Michelle wants to know what kind of flooring to use in her young son's bathroom. Randy from Missouri is asking if removing his gable vents is from the attic is smart when adding new ridge vents? We give Eden in Arizona the best way to stop her garbage disposal backing up into her other sink. Ken from Illinois has a three-way light switch that isn't working. Rosalind and Gary in Delaware want to know how to seal a marble table. Larry has some 30-year-old wallpaper that is starting to peal and needs a solution. Janet in South Carolina wants to extend her roof to cover a patio and needs to know the best way to attach the new roof to the old one. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Top Energy Wasters | Buying an Old Home | Silence Noisy Faucets | Ep #2153

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 39:25

    SHOW NOTES: Have you ever been surprised by a big electric bill? We'll share the most common places energy is wasted. If you're shopping for a home, buying an older home can be a good deal – but only if you're ready for the restoration and repair that come along with the job. We'll share tips for buying and repairing older homes. Do your faucets sound like they are crying out in pain? Faucets that sound like screams, squeal or whistle can get pretty annoying. We'll share has silence noisy faucets for good.  Plus, answers to your home improvement questions. Marilyn is wants to know whether it's better to rent or buy for her military family. John from Missouri needs to fix plaster walls after having a leak behind the wall. Deane needs some tips on steel windows built into her wall and whether she should repair or replace them. Robert wants to know what to do when the insulation in his attic has settled. Wendy from West Virginia wants to know what the difference between a commercial and residential building in terms of codes. Stan in Massachusetts is needs advice on how to proceed with a ceiling leak caused by defective pipes in his plumbing. Kathy from Michigan wants to know why her cinderblock house causes paint to peel very easily.  Gina has wants to know if she should install a high efficiency HVAC. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Consumer Reports Worst Appliances | Weekend Countertop Makeover | Managing Shower Moisture | Ep #2152

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 39:46

    SHOW NOTES: If we had to name a project that can really change the look of a kitchen, or even a bath, replacing the countertop would be high on the list! But while removing and replacing a countertop is a costly and complicated project, simply restoring the surface with a stone coating is not. We show you how to do it in a weekend! There's nothing like a good, steamy shower – BUT too much moisture can cause paint to peel, and mold to grow. We'll share a solution to keep that moisture in check. Consumer Reports runs thousands of products through thousands of tests every year to find the ones that provide the best performance and value. But they also point out many to avoid. We'll share appliances that earned the not-so-prestigious do-NOT-buy recommendation. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Brian from Delaware and wants to know more about the best water softening systems to get rid of hardwater. Marta in Iowa has concrete steps that are separating from her driveway and needs a solution. Doug in Texas has a 30-year-old home and wants to know the best way to add insulation to his attic. Susan from Pennsylvania wants to know how to scare off a woodpecker eating away her home. Anthony is calling in with an odor coming from his stove top. Alberta from Arkansas wants to make it easier to open up her vinyl drop down windows. David from Oklahoma is asking how to clean his HVAC vents without spreading dust throughout the house. Jeff in Delaware is having a sulfur odor coming from his well even after having a filter installed. Joyce from Missouri needs help refreshing the grout on her ceramic tile. Josh in California needs help replacing 45-year-old copper piping with Pex. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Kitchen Updates in a Weekend | Noisy Plumbing Systems | Bright Ideas for Winter Decor | Ep #2150

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 38:26

    SHOW NOTES: Thinking about updating your kitchen in time for holiday meals but concerned about the timing and costs? Get tips on easy updates you can do over a weekend that can totally transform your space without the hassles. If you love the personality of older homes, some of that personality can come out in the way of a noisy plumbing system! We'll share the source and the solution to all that banging and clanging. Chilly weather may leave your home looking dark and dreary, but not if you spruce up your front porch for the color of the seasons. Get tips on adding rich colors with accessories and simple hardware switch-outs you can do yourself. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Joe in Rhode Island wants to know wants to know if he needs to add attic ventilation in a home with spray foam insulation. Julianne from Massachusetts wants to know how to fill in a crack between a garage and driveway. Richard in Washington is looking for tips on how to replace his broken composite siding. Sandra from Arkansas has a problem with a blocked vent pipe in her plumbing. Mike in Delaware is asking what the best way to remove and reuse hardwood flooring. Courtney from Pennsylvania wants to know the best way to add air conditioning to a cape cod house. Craig in Tennessee wants to know the best type of fireplace: vented or ventless? Carol from Minnesota is tired of carpeting and wants our recommendation for a kid friendly flooring for stairs. Thomas in New York wants to know if he has to treat his composite decking. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Stop Smelly Stink Bugs | Consumer Report on Generators | New Tech in Storm Windows | Ep #2151

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 39:06

    SHOW NOTES: Fall weather may be refreshing but the cooler temperatures can also usher pests like stink bugs into the warmer spaces of your home. Get tips to keep these smelly invaders out. Weather-related power outages are becoming more frequent but choosing the right type of backup generator to power your home can be difficult. Consumer Reports Home & Appliances Reporter Paul Hope joins us with tips and the results of their latest testing. Are you faced with beautiful, old but drafty windows? New storm windows can help and now they've gone high tech with coatings that can keep the heat in. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Scott in Missouri needs to research building codes for fixups at some recently inherited rental properties. Corrinna in Arizona is wondering why she's having electrical problems with multiple kitchen appliances failing at the same time. Eddie from Delaware needs help solving has a moisture problem in his bathroom's ceiling. Debra from Pennsylvania wants to know if she should repaint with a primer after the basement had flooded. James in Oregon wants to know if he can lubricate pocket doors. Chris from Alaska wants to know how to build a hot tub into a deck. Marie in Florida wants to know if there is an easy to use window cleaning product. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Heating Up the Garage | Top DIY Mistakes | Water Heater Maintenance | Ep #2149

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 38:48

    SHOW NOTES: DIY is on the rise but according to a new survey, 40% of homeowners report their projects were more difficult than expected and 80% admit to making a mistake along the way. We'll dig into the most common ways DIY goes wrong to make sure that doesn't happen to you. With the chilly weather upon us – now is a great time to take on projects to improve your warmth and comfort as temperatures drop – starting with a little hot water heater maintenance to help make sure you never run out! If you're missing the days of spending warm evenings outside on your deck or patio, there's no need to stop. You can use your outdoor spaces for a bit longer if you know how to easily add heat to outdoor spaces. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Sandi in Texas would like to know how to add a textured surface to paint. Mike in Ohio needs some suggestions of what some emergency sources of heating if your furnace goes out. Jean from Tennessee wants to know how to paint stucco siding. George in Texas needs help fixing some half-inch cracks in his driveway. John is wants to know what kind of sealant to use on his cement fireplace cap Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    DIY Ways to End Drafty Windows | Best Paint Sheens to Hide the Flaws| DIY Counseling for Couples | Ep #2148

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 38:02

    SHOW NOTES Are winter winds streaming through your windows? We share a step-by-step checklist to help make sure you are not wasting a single energy dollar! Painting a room is a fun and inexpensive home improvement project that can make a big impact. But while most people spend a lot of time picking the perfect color for their rooms, choosing the perfect paint sheen is just as important! We'll share tips on how the best sheen to make your project shine. Is doing a DIY project with your spouse a sure-fire way to add stress to your home life? We'll share the results of a new survey that reveals how relationships survived when doing-it-yourself, means doing it together. If your driveway looks like a sea of cracking and shifting waves, we'll share some DIY tips to help fix it up for the long winter ahead. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Katherine wants to know what she can do patch up unused electrical outlets without the help of an electrician. Andrew in Arkansas wants to add a garage or a car port into his basement and is concerned about disturbing a wall. Allison in Illinois is asking, “How to manage water between her house and her neighbors?”. Dante from Rhode Island wants to know what to do if he is struggling to match a paint color in his room. Linda in Ohio asks, “Is it possible to get a generator in an apartment?”. Lee from Arkansas is wondering when the best time to put her house on the market. Dana in Massachusetts is asking a problem with paint peeling, even after applying primer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Energy Star Homes | Smartest Way to Rake Leaves | Tips to Trouble shoot Ovens | Ep #2147

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 38:36

    SHOW NOTES: There's no shortage of ways to make your home energy efficient – but what if there was a way to build a home that was already efficient? Tom and Leslie explain the very successful “Energy Star Homes” program plus answer your home improvement questions. They call it “fall” for a reason… and if raking leaves is the last thing you want to do with your weekend, we've got tips, techniques and tools that make leaf collection much easier. Halloween is right around the corner! Find out how to make sure your sidewalks, walkways and driveway are safe for your littlest Halloween Trick or Treaters.  And with the holiday baking season ahead, there's no worse time to have your oven break down. We share how to troubleshoot your oven, before stomachs start grumbling. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Susan from Texas' curb is starting to crack and needs a solution. Jack in Michigan has a strange noise coming from his pipes after using the washer and sump pump. Tony from Montana wants advice on how to hook up a generator to his home. Linda in Alabama is asking what to use to stain her concrete porch. Holly from Ohio has cracks in her basement and changes color after heavy rains. Jim from Arizona wants to know if it's possible to insulate a sink? Christine in Alaska wants to know how to insulate the floor above her unheated crawlspace. Georgia from Pennsylvania has a problem with humidity in her stone house. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    “As-Is” is No More | Fast Furniture Fixes | Weeding Out Bad Contractors | Ep #2146

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 38:50

    SHOW NOTES: In a strong home sellers-market, selling your home “as-is” is a popular way to avoid buyer demands for repairs. But that strategy often backfires and hurts your chances of getting the best price for your home. We share a better strategy to get the best price with the least hassles. Whether your furniture is heirloom or Ikea, it's likely to take a few hits from time to time - especially if you have kids! But while the water rings, dings, dents and furniture scratches are inevitable – they are also easy to fix! Do you need to hire a contractor, but afraid you'll get a bad apple? You can weed out the unqualified or reliable GCs by asking the right questions – we share an easy-to-follow checklist that walks you through. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Casey from Oklahoma wants to know how to properly seal a pressure treated deck. Nancy in Pennsylvania is wondering, how do you identify asbestos in her ceiling tiles? Ed in Iowa wants to know if he has an insulation problem with his cathedral ceiling. Janiese from Kansas wants to know if she needs to seal epoxy grout. John from Connecticut is asking what the best flooring is to put on top of concrete? Wendy in Georgia needs better weather stripping for her metal door. Dave in Alaska is having trouble with a floor in a multi-family home. Leah from Kansas has concrete porch that keeps cracking to do earthquakes and wants to know which product to use to fill the cracks. Mike from North Dakota wants to know if he needs to put in drywall and insulation in his detached garage. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Paint Colors that Pay Off | DIY Durable Garage Floors | Calling the Chimney Sweep | Ep #2145

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 38:13

    SHOW NOTES: A survey of 32,000 homes by Zillow showed painting with the right colors can help your home sell faster and make you more money in any real estate market. We'll share the paint colors that really pay off. Garage floors need to be one of the most durable floor surfaces in any house. They have to take the punishment of hot tires in the summer or dripping road salt in the winter, plus a ton of storage needs. We'll share a finish that's tough, durable and slip-resistant AND DIY!  As the weather turns chilly, it might be time to light your fireplace for the first time this season. We'll have the how-to you need to know to make sure your chimney, damper, and firebox are all safe. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Sam from Tennessee has a water pressure problem with his bathtub. Laura is having an erosion problem with her sloped yard and wants to know what the best way to stop it is. Dave from Washington wants to know if insulation tape he is using is fire safe? Diane in South Dakota is having a problem with an uneven subfloor. Louise is having salt deposit stains on her mailbox and wants to know the cause and how to clean it. Darrin in Iowa is getting a frost on his basement wall and wants to know the cause. Dorothy from New Jersey wants to know how to deal with Centipedes and Crickets in her basement. Floyd from Iowa whether or not to put a plastic vapor barrier in a crawl space and if he should close his basement vents. Janiese in Kansas is asking if she needs to seal an epoxy grout? Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cool Weather Crops | Curb Appealing Shrubbery | Easy to Install Insulation | Ep #2144

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 38:52

    SHOW NOTES: If you enjoyed garden-fresh veggies all Spring and Summer, now is the time to plant cool weather crops that thrive in autumn's cooler weather. Learn what grows best straight through to the first frost. Adding shrubbery to the front of your house adds curb appeal and the cooler Fall weather offers plenty of time for the roots to grow deep before next summer's heat sets in. Get step-by-step tips to get this project done. Whether you live in a climate that's warm or cold, insulation is the key to keeping your home comfortable. But most homes simply don't have enough. We'll share a new product that'll allow you to get the insulation job done fast and safe – and without any special tools. If you're planning to add a new fence, learn the easiest way to set posts without mixing any concrete. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Tommy from Nebraska wants to know what the best dryer vent hose is. Mike in North Carolina needs to fix a crack on his garage wall and a void under the apron of the driveway. Deb from Missouri wants to know the best way to install new molding on a plaster wall. Carl in South Carolina put a tile floor in his laundry room and now having a hard time keeping the door open. Linda from Michigan wants do an extension to a barn and wants to know how to find an architect for it. Sylvia in Ohio wants to know how to remove a glue down carpeting from plywood without ruining the floor. Nelson from Delaware had asphalt paving put in and wants to know whether to use a water or oil base seal coat? Audrey in South Dakota is inquiring about Bondera Tile Mat Set.  Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    No-Brainer Energy Savers | Repair or Replace Roof? | Heating System Servicing | Perfect Fall Projects | Ep #2143

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 38:20

    SHOW NOTES: Spotted a roof leak and wondering if your roof can be repaired or needs a complete replacement? We'll tell you how to know. It doesn't matter if you heat by gas, oil, propane or electric, it's time to get your heating system serviced. We share key components that have to be checked to make sure the system remains safe and efficient. If there's a way to do a home improvement project that's fast, simple, safe, costs less and makes a positive impact, that project would be a no-brainer—right? We share one energy saving project that does just that. As the weather cools down, we share five easy Fall weekend projects to get your home ready for winter. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Pat in Illinois is needs help with a drainage issue due to large gutters and downspouts. Mary from Alaska wants to know if her new HardiBoard siding was correctly installed. Barry in Iowa wants to know how put in a door sill so he can install carpeting. Eunice in Arkansas has a masonry retaining wall with white stains and wants to know the cause and possible solution. John in Minnesota wants to convert his sauna into a shower and wants to know what to replace the walls with. Anna in Hawaii wants to fix a badly painted door that won't open properly. Arthur in Tennessee is needs help stripping older brick from a building built in the 1890s. Peggy in Louisiana wants to know how to seal between vinyl siding and a concrete foundation. James from Illinois wants to know the best way to build an in-ground firepit.  Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    DIY Gutter Guards | Fast Fix for Laminate Countertops | Fall Wall Covering Ideas | Ep #2142

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 39:29

    SHOW NOTES: Hiring a gutter company to install gutter guards can be ridiculously expensive. But buying the product and then either installing the gutter covers yourself -- or hiring a handyman to do the installation -- can be far less expensive. We walk you through the project. Laminate countertops can give you the look of natural stone without the price – but they're not quite as durable. But the good news is that laminate tops are actually pretty easy to repair. We'll share some tricks of the trade to keep your tops -- in tip-top shape Are you ready to give your walls a new look just in time for fall – we've got tips on wall coverings that can add interest and color to your décor. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Betsy in Georgia wants to know how to replace popcorn ceiling. Leonard in South Carolina wants to make a structural repair and asking if he needs a flinch plate for the header he is looking to install? Judy in Iowa is trying to make sure she has the right ventilation in her attic and if her vapor barrier was installed properly. Rick in Pennsylvania needs helping getting candle wax off a deck. Ester in South Dakota wants advice on putting small windows on a metal garden shed. Pat from Pennsylvania needs help with a leak in his garage ceiling. Julie in Colorado wants to know how energy efficient is a heat pump in a fully electric house. Joseph is wondering why electric outlets not working in his room despite the fan and lights working. Mary in North Dakota has a crumbling concrete floor after water damage and wants to know how to fix it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Leaf Blower Rec's from Consumer Reports | DIY Mold Removal | Easiest Insulation | Ep #2141

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 39:02

    SHOW NOTES: Ready to blast away piles of leaves this Fall? Paul Hope, the Home & Appliance Editor from Consumer Reports, dishes on this season's best leaf blowers including some that won't wake the neighborhood! As we move closer to Fall, we move closer to Fall storms which can bring on MOLD! But is getting rid of mold a DIY project, or do you always need a pro? The answer is – it depends! We'll share DIY tips to help clear the air. If you've been putting off insulation because it's always been an itchy and difficult job, we'll share a new product that is as soft as cotton to handle. When temperatures drop: mice, rats and other rodents make their way into homes for relief from the chill – we have tips on how to keep them away. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions. Brent from West Virginia wants to know how to fix uneven heat in a split-level house. Sheila in Oklahoma wants to know if it's possible to paint a countertop. Elizabeth in New Jersey is having a water pressure issue with her outdoor shower. Cody from Texas needs to know the best way to fix a disconnected dryer vent. Margaret from Virginia has a civil war era home and wants to know the best way to safely clean and protect her wood floors. Ryan from Georgia wants to know why his cold water pipes run hot water! Linda in Rhode Island wants to know what the proper procedure is for shutting down her AC system for the winter. Judith in Arkansas is concerned about a crack in her brick wall and wants to know if she can just seal it or if she has to replace the whole wall. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Hidden Remodeling Surprises | Saving with Service Contracts | Easy to Install Terrazzo | Ep #2140

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 38:44

    SHOW NOTES: Everyone wants a perfect remodel but home improvement and perfect are two words that you don't often hear in the same sentence! We share tips on how to avoid the hidden surprises that come with the territory. Home prices are up and that means successful home buyers may not have much money left for unexpected repairs once they close on the house.  Service contracts can help handle a lot of those surprise costs. We explain the options. Terrazzo has been proven as a floor that is both durable and beautiful. But while traditional terrazzo is costly and expensive to install, stone-based terrazzo coating systems are not – and they're super easy to install. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions. Susan from Montana wants to know how to fix the pitch on her driveway so it will drain properly. Ron in Florida wants to diagnosis the cause of his water heater overheating and tripping his circuit breaker. Jeanette from Colorado wants to know if radiant flooring is a good option in a cold climate. Richard from Illinois wants to stop his retaining wall from leaking. Pam in Colorado wants to fix a squeaky floor underneath her carpet. Rebecca from Kansas wants to know how to cover her wood paneling with drywall. Tom from New Jersey wants to know if fixing the seal on his double pane window is a DIY project? Donna from Arkansas wants to know how to soundproof a duplex wall. Mac in Missouri wants to know if he should leave his pool cleaning system on all year. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. 88WFtnPbKTQKye3O5g4y Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Solution for Cold Showers | Fix for Dirty Dishwasher | Itch-Free Insulation | Avoiding Frozen Sprinklers | Ep #2139

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 38:20

    SHOW NOTES: Hate waiting for your shower water to heat up? Hot water recirculation pumps can help, delivering hot water to faucets almost immediately. We'll tell you how it works and what it takes to install one in your own house. Do dishes come out of your dishwasher dirtier than when they went in? The culprit could be a clogged drain valve that's easy to fix. We'll tell you how! Want to be comfortable this winter? Adding insulation is the most cost effective and smartest energy saving improvement. But fiberglass is itchy and hard to work with, right? Now there's a new generation of fiberglass insulation that is easy to handle and as soft as cotton, making this project far simpler to get done. Plus, if you want to avoid a frozen mess, now's the time for lawn sprinkler systems to be winterized. We'll explain what needs to happen to make sure the system is set for the winter. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions. Randel from West Virginia wants some solutions for his damp and humid basement. Lillian from Florida is having a worm problem and wants to know if it is a concern. Dane from Tennessee is asking “Which lightbulb is the most energy efficient?” Marcy from Nebraska has concerns over what projects to do before she should sell her house. Courtney in Pennsylvania asks, “What is the best ducting for her Cape Cod home?” Linda is a renter in Ohio and wants to know what she can do to be more energy efficient in a rental apartment. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Worth it to Replace Heating? | Top Hidden Home Buying Hazards | Stop Insulation Leaks | Ep #2138

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 37:26

    SHOW NOTES: Are you living with the heating system that was in your house when you bought it? Old furnaces and boilers can be inefficient. We help you figure out if a replacement or conversion to another tup of heat is worth it. If you've shopped for a house in what's been a crazy market, you probably spent more than you wanted to. That leaves little for hidden home repairs that can cost you big bucks. We identify the top home buying hazards to watch out for. 90% of homes in America are wasting energy dollars due to a lack of adequate insulation. We'll share where all that lost energy is going and how to cut the waste and increase comfort. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions. Keri from Nebraska wants to know whether to go upstairs or downstairs with her new bathroom. Kevin from Ohio needs help dealing with ants taking over his property. Rochelle from Nebraska need to replace her facia board and replace gutters Ed from Arkansas is asking if it's safe to use coal in a regular fireplace. Kumar from Delaware is having a crack issue in his new concrete foundation and wants to know how to fix it. Sherry from Georgia is trying refresh and re-stain an old wooden dresser. Joe from Delaware wants to know more about metal roofing. Natalie from Wisconsin wants to know if she can repair her vinyl windows or if she has to look for new ones. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Easy Ways for Renters to Reduce Heating Cost | Quick Fix for Splintery Decks | DIY Driveway Restoration | Ep #2137

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 38:19

    SHOW NOTES: For renters, heat is a big expense you might feel you can't change. We'll share tips to save money heating your apartment that won't require any major changes and make you a lot more comfortable. Do have a deck with cracked or splintery boards that needs a refresh? We share tips on the easiest way to repair deck boards and re-stain the deck for the season ahead. Is your driveway worn, chipped or suffering from nasty oil stains? We've got a sure-fire solution to clean up driveway stains for good and restore the surface. We've all watched the horrible fires that have consumed the west. As more homes are built in wildfire-prone areas, consumers are selecting building materials differently, including insulation. We highlight the new trend and the more fire-resistant products that should be considered. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions. Joe from NY is having an excessive dust problem and wants to know if it is caused by his heating system. Angela from Georgia wanted to know if it's possible to paint over a vinyl floor in his kitchen. Richard from California wants to know if he can repair water damaged drywall. Linda from Rhode Island is having a hard time adding a flagpole to her home. Brian needs help dealing with yellow jackets being attached to cat food he puts out. Sam from Indiana has cedar fencing he is about to plant and wants to know if he should stain the fence to prevent rot. Laura from South Dakota needs help with a leaky basement caused by heavy rain. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    4-Season Greenhouse | Bathroom Lighting to Make You Look Good | Crack-Proof Concrete | Ep #2136

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 38:59

    SHOW NOTES: Just about time to wrap up gardening for the year. But if you had a greenhouse, you can extend your gardening well into the Fall! Plus, you can start back up even earlier next spring. We'll share the best DIY Greenhouse Kits to hook you up with a 4-season crop of veggies. When you flick on the bathroom light first thing in the morning, do you scare yourself? That frightening reflection may not actually be all you – just bad bathroom lighting. We'll share tips to help you improve your natural glow. Is painting a fireplace ever a good idea? We walk you through the pros and cons. Before winter arrives, it's time to make sure your outdoor concrete surfaces are protected from cracks, worn-out surfaces and stains. We'll share an easy way to do just that. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Russ from Iowa needs to replace a casement window and wants to know if he can put double windows instead. Valerie from Arizona wants to know if she can fix a cracked ceramic tile without replacing the entire floor. Ricky from Nebraska is trying to figure out what is attacking his lilac and crabapple tree. We offer him and effective, safe pesticide solution. Lynn from Delaware wants to know how to stop a water leak coming in where two water pipes are joined in her basement. We share a simple DIY fix using epoxy rated for plastic. Lori from Tennessee wants to know how to fix a concrete floor crack. David wants to know if he should insulate his garage after he puts AC in his garage for the first time. Ellie from Wisconsin needs to know where to start with installing wall shelving in her new home's bathroom. Steve is wanting to rip out some shag carpeting and replace it with engineered planks into his RV Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Best Replacement Windows | Fun Ideas for Leftover Paint | Pre-Winter To-Do's | Ep #2135

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 38:23

    SHOW NOTES: Buying new replacement windows can be confusing. But if you learn how to read a single label that's required for every new window, finding the best window becomes instantly simplified. We walk you through what to look for. Leftover paint can feel like a headache when every other aspect of a project is done. But with a little imagination and creative flair, we share ideas to use paint that is left over to give your home extra appeal…and have lots of fun in the process. A firewood pile can become a termite buffet if the firewood mixes with moisture or is stacked too close to the structures on your property.  We'll share tips for the best way to store firewood so it's ready to deliver the most heat when you need it. Fall is the perfect season to take on key home improvements and do home maintenance that can help avoid serious issues that can happen in colder weather. We share a pre-winter checklist to help. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Sue from Rhode Island is looking for solution to get a paint stain off of her deck. Isaac in Washington wants to know if radon is a problem for his home that's built as a slab on grade. Hope from Illinois wants to build a fence but is concerned about the moisture in her yard. Abraham in New Jersey wants to know if he can save on air conditioning if he ventilates his attic. Judith in Arkansas wants to know the cause of crack in her brick wall and know how to fix it. Charley in is asking if it's time for him to move from two water heaters to a single tankless one. Ken has a tree that is growing next to his foundation he is concerned about. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Best Gutter Guards | New Options for Insulation | Shocking Termite Trouble | Ep #2134

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 37:37

    SHOW NOTES: As we head into Fall, it's a good time to assess your home's insulation needs. Most homes simply don't have enough and that results in higher than necessary heating bills as well as a very uncomfortable space. We'll share a new insulation product that'll allow you to get the insulation job done fast and safe. Fall is also the time of year when beautiful foliage assembles into a rotted rooftop mess when gutters get clogged! We'll explain how a clogged gutter can lead to everything from washed out landscaping to a seriously damaged foundation. Plus, we look at the most popular gutter guards and talk about what works and gutter guards to avoid. Termites typically show up in Spring but one homeowner learned the hard way that's not always the case. Find out what happened when thousands of termite wings were discovered near a basement window and how to get rid of termites. Construction adhesive can be a handy product for heavy duty projects like gluing a mirror to a wall or house numbers to brick, and many similar situations. But while it's super strong it is also super messy. Now there's a new double-sided construction adhesive tape can hold 300 lbs with no mess. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Rebecca from Kansas wants to know how to get a drywall look on top of wood paneling. Chet from Michigan is curious if you can put a radiant barrier as insulation. Mindy from Kentucky is asking if she can get rid of linoleum flooring. Ron is having a mouse problem in his walls. Cheryl is calling about dealing with a deck being built over a concrete patio that is broken up by a tree root. Roxanne from Ontario wants to fix a leak on her roof of her upper duplex. David from South Dakota wants to know if he must caulk in between the J-channel and window frame. Rose Marie in New Jersey is having a hard time with her garage door lightbulb going out and wants to know how to fix it. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    College Rental Red Flags | Hardest to Kill Houseplants | DIY Drywall Repair| EP #2133

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 38:42

    SHOW NOTES: College parents beware, we are about to enter “silly season” when real estate agents press young, inexperienced students to sign leases that are chock full of ridiculous requirements, and stiff fines and fees that anyone renting outside of a college town would find ludicrous. We'll tell you what to look for to prepare your young renters from these predatory practices. As the end of summer approaches, it'll soon be time to bring the green inside with houseplants. But if you feel like you never had a green thumb, fear not! We can help get you on the path to redemption and forgiveness with our list of the top 5 healthiest and hardest to kill houseplants. Are cracks, holes, and nail pops taking away from your otherwise well-maintained walls? We share DIY Tips to fix them yourself for good. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions including: Caitlin moved into a fabulous old house and would love to resurface a beautiful clawfoot tub. We share her options. Fred in Iowa wants to know how to stop mold odors that are building up in his daughter's bathroom. Betty wants to know how to stop mold from growing in her closet. We walk her though how to know if she's really seeing mold or something else. Diane wants to turn her backyard deck into a walk-in closet. We explain why that is a really bad idea! Caulking a bathtub is a job that has to be repeated often – unless you know our tricks of the trade to make it last. We walk Vern though that project. Mary wants to paint her fireplace and needs to know how to get it done right so that the paint doesn't peel off. Steve wants to know how to fill gaps in his driveway that were cause by expansion joints that have worn away. Mario needs guidance on replacing an old metal window with a glass block replacement style window. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Are Replacement Windows Worth it | Pro Painting Tips | At-Home Office Organization | EP #2132

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 37:49

    SHOW NOTES: With fall approaching, and you might be wondering if replacing old or drafty windows is a wise move.  We walk you through 7 key questions to ask yourself to determine if this project is right for you. Painting seems like a simple DIY project but that's exactly why it is even more frustrating than ever when your painting project comes out badly. We'll share pro painting tips to help. As we head into pandemic season two, many Americans will continue to work from home fueling the need for more home office space. If you are ready to set up a new more organized space for your work life, we'll share tips on furniture and organizers you can build yourself. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Beverly wants to add vinyl siding to a shed and needs to know the best way to attach it. Tom shares a key trick of the trade to make sure the vinyl is secure but won't expand and cause the vinyl siding to warp when the sun hits it. Abe needs help solving a plumbing mystery that causes the water in one toilet to gurgle and drain when another toilet is flushed! Anna took down a tree that was full of carpenter ants and wants to know if needs to be worried about the carpenter ants destroying her home! Stuart needs to know how to select the right LED bulb to match the wattage of an old incandescent bulb he's replacing. Nancy needs to know the easiest way to remove a popcorn celling. Bob is dealing with the aftermath of a really bad laminate floor installation. Brian is building a new house and wants to know if using spray foam insulation will cause his roof shingles to buckle. Laura is remodeling her kitchen in an old house wants to know how to reinforce the floor to support heavy new appliances. Eric's home is smoke damaged and he needs help getting rid of the smoke odor. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pet Friendly Floors | DIY Exterior Painting Tips | Easiest Way to Budget for Home Maintenance | Ep # 2131

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 39:51

    SHOW NOTES: (Episode Summary, and Links) Your house is your biggest investment – but how much, exactly, should you set aside for the cost of home maintenance? We share a simple formula to help you determine what that is. Floors need to handle wear and tear and be easy to clean. But when you have pets, that durability raises to a whole new level! We'll share what you need to know to choose pet friendly floors that can handle that kind of traffic. Painting the exterior of your home is one of the most important types of home maintenance. And while many homeowners choose to hire a painting contractor, new technology in paint sprayers makes this one project you may be able to tackle yourself. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions. Joe from Iowa isn't happy with his deck and asks if it should be repaired or replaced with composite decking? We walk him through the pros and cons. Linda from Florida needs a really tough paint for the floor of an airport hangar! We share options for concrete finish that can take the punishment. Don in Illinois needs help fixing a sinking foundation in his very old farmhouse. Bonnie in Pennsylvania has a sagging driveway to repair and wants to know how to fill in the low spots or if she needs to tear it out and start again. Darren from Virginia want to save water by routing rainwater from a barrel to help fill his toilet. Kay in Arkansas wants to know how to make a plain masonry wall look more appealing. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Stopping Shower Shock: How to End Cold Water Blasts! | Garage Dangers You Didn't See Coming | DIY Driveway Resurfacing Tips | Episode #2130

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 38:20

    SHOW NOTES: (Episode Summary, and Links) Have you ever taken a shower and received a blast of water that was freezing cold or scalding hot? That's what we call shower shock! Tom explains exactly why this happens and how to stop the shower-shock for good. By now, garages are usually a mess of toys, tools and toxins like lawn chemicals and paints – all of which are too close to each other for comfort. We share garage organization solutions that can help. If you've ever tried to repair old, worn-out concrete by covering it with new concrete only to find it didn't last, we'll share a solution that will, and delivers a beautiful new finish in just a few hours. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: John in Maryland wants to reno a small bathroom that contains the home's water heater. He's looking for a recommendation on the smallest possible water heater that will do the job. Phyllis from New Jersey is buying a home built in the 1960's and want to know what repairs to expect in an older home. Tom taps his 20-year's worth of experience as a home inspector to share useful tips about homes built in that era. Charlie in Tennessee wants to expand his kitchen and wants to know how to tell if his wall is a load bearing wall before he rips it out! Michelle in Iowa wants to build a firepit out of brick and needs a recommendation for the best type of mortar to use for her project. Charlene from Louisiana has a low slope roof in bad shape and wants to know if she can replace it with a metal roof. Randy from Maryland wants to stain a brand-new deck build from pressure-treated lumber and wants to know if he should do this right away or wait a year. Margaret wants to know how to get rid of popcorn ceilings. Eve in Delaware wants to get rid of a smoke smell from her studio apartment.   Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Instagram Worthy Kitchen Cabinet Painting | Glamping Getaways | Avoiding Laundry Room Disaster | Episode #2129

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 39:43

    SHOW NOTES: Painting your kitchen cabinets is one of the most popular ways to update a kitchen. But can this DIY project deliver the same level of beauty and durability of a factory applied finish? It can - if we get the painting steps right! Tom & Leslie walk you through what you need to know to get Instagram worthy results!  If a vacation home is out of reach… you might want to consider GLAMPING instead! Glamping is short for “glamor camping” and we'll share tips on how to do just that by converting a camper or trailer into a comfortable getaway that comes home with you after every vacation. The laundry room might seem safe enough, but anywhere there's extreme heat and lots of water, there's potential for trouble. We'll walk you through the most common laundry room hazards and tell you how to prevent leaks, fires and breakdowns. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions. James from Virginia wants to know how difficult it would be to install a ceiling fan in a house with no lighting fixtures. Laura from Connecticut is wondering how to reinforce her sagging kitchen floor. Steve from Pennsylvania wants to build new steps to his porch and needs to know how to figure out how deep to make the treads. Tammy from Pennsylvania wants to know how to fix uneven hot and cold water in her bathroom shower. Marvin from Rhode Island is asking is it cost effective to use blown-in insulation on for an older home? Kathy from Arkansas has some concerns about how to test for radon in a slab home. Ashwani from Illinois is wondering if there is something he can do to deal with tree roots starting to get exposed on his lawn. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    DIY Adirondack Chairs | Picking the Right Primer | High Tech Paint Sprayers | Episode #2128

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 37:34

    SHOW NOTES: Buying new lawn furniture this summer was a challenge due to the disruption of the pandemic. That's why now may be a good time to build your own. We'll help by walking you through how to build one of the most iconic pieces of outdoor furniture, the Adirondack chair, including a source for detailed step-by-step plans to build your own Adirondack Chair. If you've taken on paint projects, you may know that using a primer is the first step to making sure your paint project comes out exactly as planned. But you may not know that there are key differences between the type of primer you select from your project – especially if it includes painting the kitchen or bath. We'll fill you in on the best primer for trim and cabinet painting to use and why, just ahead.  If you're planning a painting project like painting a fence, deck, or the outside of your home, you won't need to hire a pro. New technology in high efficiency airless paint sprayers makes this an easy DIY project. We explain how the sprayers work, and why using one is 3 times faster than using a paint roller. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions. Sean from Texas is having a problem with his central vacuum system leaking condensation. Norma from Delaware wants to know, how to determine if she has enough water pressure for a multi-head shower in her bathroom. Thomas in Tennessee is asking about how to reduce moisture in a basement. Eva from North Carolina wants to know her options for replacing a water heater located on her third floor and is debating about a tankless one. Vernon from Colorado asks how to re-caulk a bathtub? Thurman from Arkansas wants to learn how to install a window in a load-bearing wall. Lauren from Florida is concerned about lead paint in her house. Doug in Rhode Island wants to know if he can consolidate his kitchen and bathroom exhaust ducts? Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Post Pandemic Home Buyer Demands | No Mess Tip for Tile Installation | Best Pet-Proof Flooring | Episode #2127

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 38:51

    SHOW NOTES: Post pandemic, 65 percent of people house hunting demand one feature more than any other. The pandemic has changed a lot about how we buy things and that includes what we look for in a new home! We share the list of new home buyer demands. If you've ever taken on a tiling project, you may know that some of the more inconvenient parts of the project are that it's messy and takes DAYS because you have to wait for the adhesive to set, before you can grout. We'll show you a trick of the trade to install tile that's a lot less messy and far faster. If you're ready for a new floor and have pets, it's smart to choose the best pet resistant flooring  to stand up to the wear and tear our pets can dish out. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions. Bill in Florida is trying to get rid of a smoker's stench throughout his house. Pat in Michigan wants to know how to hide water stains on her ceiling without repainting the whole thing. Lee wants to know how to install a koi pond. Stewart wants to know when in your home's lifetime should you replace insulation? Michelle in Minnesota wants to know deal with moisture coming up from her laminate floor. Carl in Maryland asks what's causing his toilet to make a high pitch whistling noise? Pat from Arkansas asks, why doesn't my heat pump dehumidify? Daniel needs to know why his water has a rotten egg smell. Kathy calls asking how to clean grease off a garage floor. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Garage Doors that Pay for Themselves | DIY Fence Tips | Easy Fix for Leaking Ducts | Ep #2126

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 38:30

    SHOW NOTES: Replacing your garage door can be a simple and affordable project that delivers a 94% return on investment when the house is sold. Get tips on the many styles, colors and designs for garage doors and how to choose from and how to a garage door that rights for you. As the saying goes, good fences make great neighbors. But as simple as it seems, adding a fence is something many DIY'rs get wrong. We'll walk you tips for picking out the best fence so you can get it right, the first time. If you've been dealing with expensive cooling bills, stuffy room or a dusty house, the problem may be your duct system. Learn how to check your ducts for leaks and fix them fast. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions. Tracy in Texas wants to know how to get started with a universally designed bathroom. Tyler asks how to deal with moles that are tearing up his lawn Janet in Georgia is wondering when the best time to stain a wood deck would be. Ian from Vancouver wants to know if there is a tip to nailing hardwood floor when you get close to the wall. Carol in Texas is wondering how to restore her sloped driveway without digging it out completely. Robert in Michigan asks if there is any composite material that can keep from fading. Judy in Florida wants to know how to refurbish her laminate countertop. Ed in Tennessee is trying to refurbish a crawlspace for his pets and wants to know what concerns he should have. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Consumer Reports Top Toilets for '21 | Best Options to Buy for New Homes | Restoring Worn Bathtub Finishes | Ep #2125

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 38:38

    SHOW NOTES: Consumer Reports is out with the Top Toilets for 2021!  We will flush out the details – including the very unusual way they test toilets using plastic balls, screws and sponges to simulate the real thing!  If you're buying a new home, you'll have lots of options to choose from. But many of these don't really have to be done when the house is being built. We'll tell you which upgrades make sense to buy from the builder, and which you can get done on your own – and often save a lot of expense in the process. Bathtubs can last a lifetime, but their finishes won't! The good news is you don't have to get rid of the whole tub just because of a worn finish. We'll layout DIY and pro-options to restore the finish and brighten up your bathroom space.   Plus, answers to your home improvement questions. Amanda is asking how to stop floor squeaks in her 100-year-old home. James wants to know how to set an above ground pool into his deck? Terri from Pennsylvania is asking why are her gutters always overflow, even though they are clean? Case from Oklahoma wants to know how to prioritize projects in new home as well as why there is a surge in lumber prices? Rosie wants to know her options for a fogged replacement window with a bad seal. Terry from Tennessee wants to know the best preservative to put on raw wood for a porch? Carol from California asks how to insulate the house from underneath her floor. Dale from Wisconsin needs help figuring out what is causing his metal roof to leak and how to fix it. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Finding Hidden Storage Space | Clear Dirty House Air | Avoiding Deck Disasters | Ep #2124

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 37:55

    SHOW NOTES: Do you need more storage space? Who doesn't! We'll explain the many nooks and crannies where storage space hides that you may never have thought of! Breathing fresh clean air inside your home is more important today than ever. But during these hot “dog days” of summer, you don't have to throw open windows and let in hot humid air to get it! We'll share easy ways to make sure the air INSIDE your home is as clean as possible. Adding a backyard deck is one sure-fire way to increase your home's living space. But if you're not careful, there's easy ways to make costly mistakes. We'll show you what you'll need to avoid. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions including: Mike is working on an interesting historic restoration and wants to know how to seal shower walls to prevent rusting. Cindy from Ohio wants tips for restoring the color of original cedar siding. Mike in Pennsylvania to figure out how to replace big, decorative columns on his porch with something more modern and appealing. Patrilla from Louisiana wants to know if she can put flooring over linoleum flooring instead of pulling out the old one. John is asking when is the best time to paint in extreme temperatures? Suzanne from Ohio is wondering the best way to deal with a shower curtain rod that keeps coming out of her drywall. Matt from Ohio wants help solving a mold problem in his bathroom.   Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Stop These Drowning Dangers for Kids | Be Great at Garage Sales | You Q & A on Kitchens, Laundry Rooms, Baths & More | EP #2123

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 33:43

    Show notes: Every summer, the #1 danger for children is drowning! Tom & Leslie share a pool safety system you can put in place to help makes sure that tragedy never strikes close to home. It's National Garage Sales Day and that time of year when millions of folks transform their garages and yards into a storefront to get rid of the junk they no longer want! whether you need to clear garage clutter or maybe make a few bucks, or both, we'll have tips to help your garage sale go smoothly, including how to protect your privacy and how to price your treasures!  If you've ever tried to repair cracked, deteriorated concrete like on a sidewalk, driveway or garage floor – you might have found that those repairs have to be made to the same spots over and over again. We'll share a way to do these once and have them stick. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Justin from VA needs to know the best options for a laundry room floor. Margie in OH needs deep cleaning advice for kitchen cabinets. Judy in Missouri needs help figuring out the source of a roof leak. Courtney in Texas asks how to totally remove the smelly cigarette stink left by a previous homeowner. Taylor In North Dakota wants to know how to seal a leaking duct system that's driving up her air conditioning costs. Lin in Missouri is needs to know how to stop a pear tree that is breaking through her foundation. Peg from RI wants to redecorate her bathroom but is stuck with an ugly shower insert. We share some designer tricks to work around it. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    5 Budget Friendly Décor Do-Overs | Best & Worst Markets for 1st Time Homebuyers | Transparent Window Screens | Episode #2122

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 33:32

    SHOW NOTES: Want to refresh your home with new décor but aren't sure if your budget is ready to handle the hit. We'll share 5 ways to save lots of money decorating your home sweet home. The real estate market is very hot and for first time home buyers, that makes it even tougher to find an affordable house. We'll share new data on the best and worst markets for first time buyers. Window screens let fresh air into your home, while keeping pesky bugs out! If yours aren't doing the job, we'll tell you about new technology options in invisible screening that does just that and a whole lot more. If you've ever had to do deal with an uneven concrete walkway that's causing people to trip, the solution may be easier than you think. We'll share the best fix. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about: Sherri from TN needs help with strange dryer problem. Her machine generates moisture when the load is finished. Tim from Michigan has a 2nd floor deck and wants to know how to install fiberglass floor to prevent leaks to the space below. Leah from CA needs a solution for an air conditioner that is constantly leaking Freon Michael from CA wants to know if it's possible to purchase gutters and leaders from a home center to do the job himself or hire a gutter company to install seamless gutters, which are more expensive.  Jim in PA is having difficulty getting rid of hard water calcium deposits out of his water heater asks what's the best way to clean out a calcium deposit in his water heater? Butch from AK lives downhill from his neighbors and needs help stopping rainwater runoff from getting into his garage. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pool Buying Pitfalls to Avoid | What You Must Know Before Buying Lumber | Disasters NOT Covered by Home Insurance | Ep #2122

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 33:49

    SHOW NOTES: During summer's hottest months, buying a pool may seem like a pretty good idea. But several pool pitfalls that can lead to a real financial soaking. Tom & Leslie share dos and don'ts. If you've ever picked up lumber for a project that measure 2 by anything (like 2x4, 2x8 and so on) did you ever notice that the wood actually measures a lot less? We'll share what happens to all that missing wood you thought you were paying for. Homeowners insurance is an important way to protect yourself from financial disaster. But you might be surprised to learn the most common things that are NOT covered. We share how to make sure your totally covered. One incredibly common home improvement tool sends hundreds of people to emergency rooms every year. Learn what this is and how to stay safe Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Bill is trying to decide between a concrete patio or wood deck and wants to know how much to budget for the project and which one lasts longer? Lorraine needs help getting rid of ants which are attacking her outdoor space. Beverly wants to know how the best way to clean a fence. Robert is ready to take on building a retaining wall - Options for retaining wall blocks and tips for building a successful one. Jenny wants to know how to know how to install a handicap accessible bath chair in a shower. William needs to know how to remove mold that forming in a vacation cabin. Steve wants to know if adding insulation under vinyl siding actually really helps save energy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Keep Lawns Healthy in Extreme Heat | Fast Fix for Clogged Drains| Herbs with Healing Power | Grill Cleaning Secrets | Episode #2120

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 33:03

    SHOW NOTES: Learn how to keep your lawn green and healthy through the hottest months of the summer, plus how to handle droughts or water restrictions. Drain clogs can be a real hassle – but they don't have to be complicated to free up. We'll share quick solutions to get things flowing. If you love to grow herbs in your garden for cooking, many of the most popular also can be used as herbal medicines. We'll share a few of the most popular If your gas grill needs a mid-season grill cleaning? The same char broiling grill action that flavors ribs, chicken, steaks and burgers all summer long can really cause problems if you don't stop and do a thorough grill cleaning once in a while. We walk you through the steps. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Jeff is looking for the easiest way to clean out the shower drain. Dixie needs a step-by-step walkthrough of how to handle repair of major cracks in a foundation. Spray foam insulation vs. blown-in. Max wants to know if spray foam insulation is more efficient than blown-in insulation Pam asks if it's worth fixing insulated glass on a door or should you just replace the whole door? Joe is trying to figure out the cause of some pretty big leaks around his chimney. Kathleen would like to know if she can install faux tin ceiling tiles on a vaulted ceiling. Midas is adding new flooring and want to know how to create the transition between floors in two rooms when one floor is higher than the other. Diane is asking where is the best place to add insulation in a house? Mercedes needs advice on repairing a metal roof. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cheap Kitchen Makeovers | Paver Brick Patio Makeovers | Getting Rid of Ticks | Ep #2119

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 39:17

    SHOW NOTES: Most kitchen renos are expensive. But there's actually a lot you can do yourself over a single weekend that can deliver a big impact without a big budget. We share a checklist of low-cost kitchen remodeling projects that deliver the biggest impact. If your patio is worn, weathered or even cracked, we'll share how to do a makeover using a new type of paver brick designed for remodeling that any DIY'r can accomplish in just a couple of hours. The hottest part of the summer always brings out the most bugs – including disease-carrying tics! We'll explain the best ways to stop ticks from taking a bite out of your summer fun. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Tom wants to know to clean and paint a pocket door. Marianne wants to know if her floor tile might possibly contain asbestos. Steve is dealing with a leaky water heater. We share a new technology in water heaters that include a water heater that automatic shut offs if a leak is detected. Elanor wants to know how best to remove algae and clean Trex decking. Gordon needs a solution to stop leaks getting into his garage. Beverly wants to know the best way to repair and repaint rotted wood posts. Mike has spotted some cracked roof shingles and wants to know if it's time to replace the entire roof. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Best Deck Ceilings | How to Get Rid of Ivy | Foundation Cracks: Major or Minor? | Ep #2118

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 38:25

    SHOW NOTES: Spaces under outdoor decks can be dark, dirty wastelands! But with a deck ceiling, you can drain the rain and clean up the look below. We walk you through build-from-scratch and manufactured options to create a dry hangout space below an overhead decks. Finding a foundation crack can be quite disturbing, but not all cracks spell disaster! We'll share how to sort out the minor from the major, and what to do if you find yourself unsure of what you've got. You may think of Ivy as a way to make your home look distinguished – but did you know it can also wreak serious havoc on your siding and cause major carpenter ant problems? We'll have tips on the best way to get rid of ivy and manage those creepy vines. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: Courtney wants to know how to get rid of tree roots so she can build a new patio. Larry needs to know how to replace his concrete driveway. Lucille is trying to seal a hole to repair a cracked fiberglass tub. John asks if cleaning solar panels improves their efficiency. Peg wants to know how to repair, restore or replace the spacers between patio sections. Marge is looking for the best way to repair a broken kitchen cabinet shelf. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Affordable Kitchen Countertops | Keep Mosquitos Away | 10 Terrible Décor Choices | Millennials Blowing Their Reno Budgets | Ep #2117

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 39:17

    Show notes: On a warm summer evening, there's nothing better than sitting out on the porch… until the mosquitoes arrive! We've got tips on retractable screens to keep pesky pests away. Some home décor can practically guarantee you'll lose money selling a home. We share the top 10 worst décor choices to avoid at all costs! The pandemic drove a surge of home buying from millennials, but it turns out that nearly half blew their renovation budgets within the first year! We dig into why this happened and what the home buying economy looks like going forward. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about: Best options for affordable kitchen countertops How paint your front door and make it last Replacing a 15-year-old roof that should have lasted longer Right way to assess and repair foundation cracks Best way to repair or replace rotted wood trim behind gutters. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Kitchen Backsplashes You Can DIY with Tile | Green Home Upgrades that Add Value | Does Solar Really Save Money? | Ep #2116

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 38:32

    Show notes: Have you made energy saving improvements that upped your home's “green” factor? Those improvements can help you sell your home quickly and for top dollar. Tom & Leslie explain why and share tips to create your own green home improvement inventory. Kitchen backsplashes are a great way to keep the walls behind your counters clean – but they can also be a fun and affordable project to do yourself! We walk you through how to create your own kitchen backsplash with tile. And you may know what good case of sun burn can do to your skin, but have you ever thought about what those harsh rays can do to your home? Sunlight can fade furniture and floors, raise energy costs. We'll tell you about a way you can block out just the damaging rays while still enjoying the sunshine. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about: Is it better to use stain or paint on an outdoor deck? How do you know if it's worth the cost to upgrade your homes air conditioning and heating system? What are the benefits of a metal roof and is installing one a DIY project? Best way to tile a shower floor so that it is totally leak-proof How to repair loose concrete on a porch Restoring water pressure in a home with a well pump Repairing cracked ceramic tiles that are on top of a concrete floor. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Air Conditioning Trick Delivers Instant Savings | Top DIY Painting Mistakes | Stopping Summer Allergies | Ep #2115

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 38:44

    SHOW NOTES: Do you feel like your A/C just isn't doing the job it should? We'll share a trick of the trade you can use to test your air conditioning, so you'll know exactly how well it's performing, or if it's wasting your cold hard cash. Painting is a project that's among the most basic of DIY projects, and one most homeowners are happy to tackle themselves. But it's also a project that can go terribly wrong if you don't take just three steps before you start. We'll share important painting tips. Do summertime allergies have you hacking and sneezing on even the sunniest of days? We'll share five things you can do inside your home to breathe easy all summer long. Does having a solar energy system really improve the value of your home? Solar energy sellers will universally say yes, but we think otherwise and explain why.   Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about: How to deal with high humidity and moisture in your home? What might be the reason why your exterior door isn't quite sealed? What product to use when resurfacing a concrete driveway? Is it smart to replace an oil-fired water heater with an electric one? How to change your two prong outlets to three prongs? How to apply wood paneling to your wall for a rustic style? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Stopping a Deck Collapse | Summer Pet Safety | Utility Incentives that Cut Energy Costs | Ep #2114

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 38:17

    SHOW NOTES: Every summer deck collapses are tragically common. We'll share the top 5 reasons decks fall down along with tips on how to do a safety check your own deck. If your last electric bill a real shocker you'll be happy to hear that utility companies are required to offer programs to help you save money and use LESS of their product! We'll have advice on how to best take advantage of that savings. For family pets, the backyard is a place to relax, burn off some energy, and play with friends, human and furry. We'll share 4 tips to help improve your outdoor space to keep pets safe in summer and their humans happy. Laundry is always a chore but it's even worse when your washer and dryer are located a floor below or above the place where those dirty clothes are first dropped! We share how to effectively move your laundry from a floor below and place it right where it needs to go.  Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about: Value of adding a whole house fan. How to fix peeling Vinyl flooring? Are perma-boots the best way to fix roof leaks caused by flashing? Who should you call for drain cleaning? How to prevent your septic tank from causing a sinkhole? Can trees have an impact on your foundation and what should you look out for? Why does your fridge keep tripping your circuits? Best way to clean your oven-door glass? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Revamping Kitchen Layouts | Creating Hummingbird Hangouts | DIY Fence Fix-Ups | EP #2113

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 38:44

    SHOW NOTES: Want to update your kitchen this summer? Updating the layout at the same time can deliver updated functionality and flow. Tom & Leslie share tips for kitchen layouts that bring in some new feng-shui and make the space more functional.  Are you bracing for you next big cooling bill of the summer? We'll highlight new technology that can keep you cool and cut your costs at the same time. A great looking fence can improve your home's curb appeal and add to your home's value. But if the fence hasn't been well maintained, it can have the opposite effect! We walk you through how to stain a fence and make it last!  If you enjoy watching hummingbirds in summer, the best way to attract them to your yard is to feed them. Leslie shares the do's and don'ts of making your own delicious sugar water homemade hummingbird food! Plus, we share answers to your home improvement questions about: How to brighten up a dirty and stained garage floor. Options for adding slip resistant paint surfaces. How to choose the best low-maintenance replacement window. How to adjust a door that swells and sticks. Is your roof full of green moss or algae? We share a cool trick to clear the algae using just a single strip of copper flashing! Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Stump Removal Made Easy | Perfect Paint Colors for Exterior Projects | Cooling Tips for Renters | EP #2112

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 37:45

    Show Notes: A tree in your landscape can be a thing of beauty. But after it's gone, the stump left behind - not so much. We show you easy ways to get rid of stumps for very little cost. Planning on painting your home this summer. Choosing the right colors can make a huge impact on its appearance and value. We'll share tips for picking the perfect paint colors for outside projects. If you're a renter, you might think there's not much you can do to cut summer cooling bills and stay comfortable. Not true! There are lots of low cost to no cost things you can do to stay comfortable and stop wasting money. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about: Best way to remove and replace old tile floor grout. How to paint a popcorn ceiling (including what to do if you've removed all those clumps of popcorn!) Best way to restore dead or dying spots in a sod lawn. Most efficient way to insulate an old and drafty house. Advice for replacing a leaking sliding door with a French door. Does noisy plumbing signal a big repair a problem? Sneaky ways to find out how old your house really is. How to pick the most durable outdoor furniture. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sneaky Spots to Store Keys | Popular Pandemic Projects | Filing Insurance Claims for Storm Damage | Best Outdoor Appliances| EP #2111

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 39:14

    Show Notes: Want to outsmart would-be burglars with more than just a fake rock. Tom and Leslie share the sneakiest hiding spots to store house keys outside. Wondering what projects were popular during the pandemic? We highlight the most popular YouTube videos about projects people were making with just a bag of concrete. Have summer storms damage your roof? Find out how to get your insurance company to pay for a complete roof replacement. If you love outdoor cooking, we highlight the best outdoor kitchen features to add on a budget to enjoy all season long.  Plus, we answer home improvement questions about. Tips for adding an attic stair access to a garage ceiling. Best way to remove adhesive from a brick surface. Ideas for fixing a drainage problem that's causing flooding around and under a home. DIY addition? Important steps to take before attempting to build an addition yourself. Paint or aluminum wrap? Best way to finish exterior trim to stop rot and avoid long-term maintenance. Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Best Budget Kitchen Cabinets| DIY Backyard Water Features | Time Saving Tips for Paint Projects | EP#2110

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 37:48

    Are your kitchen cabinets tired and worn? Tom and Leslie tell you how to choose new cabinets that'll step up the space and not blow the budget. If you're thinking about an outdoor project, and love the sound of a babbling brook, we're going to tell you how to create your very own water feature for your yard Ready to take on an outdoor paint project? We'll highlight new paint sprayers that makes paint projects quick and easy. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about. Options for adding GFCI's to bathrooms that don't have them. How to repair exposed rebar around your pool? Tricks for finding the source of a window leak Tips for humane ways to get rid of squirrels who have made a home in your home! How to reduce condensation in basements How to seal and preserve a brick chimney? Is it less expensive to build or buy wall shelves? Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Backyard Deck Blunders | Bathroom Reno Design Tips| Electric Panel Updates | Enchanted Gardens| EP #2109

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 38:23

    Show Notes: Backyard decks can bring added value to your home but costly mistakes can quickly take that away. Get tips on building the best deck for your yard. Bathrooms renos are one where you need to get the design decisions done right, the first time to stay on schedule and on budget! We'll walk you through what you need to know. Do you experience tripped circuits a little more often than you'd like?   We'll share FIVE signs you might need an electric panel upgrade to stay safe and keep the lights on!  Garden gnomes are making their way from punchlines to potted plants. And they're not the only surprise trend in the latest enchanted yards and gardens! We share a few ideas to get you started. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about: ·     What are some good basement flooring options? ·     How and when to use the services of your town's professional engineers to diagnose a flooding problem under your house. ·     How to fix unwanted odors from your sump pump? ·     How effective are low-e (Low-Emittance) Windows? ·     Can you reglaze ceramic tile? ·     Best way to stain a new deck? ·     How to fix walls in a log home? Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mosquitoes Be Gone | Stone Counter Pros and Cons | Preventing Tip-Over Accidents | EP # 2018

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 37:17

    Mosquitoes can really suck the fun out of your summer activities, that's why we are sharing some tips on how to get rid of mosquitoes for good. Stone countertops are a great addition to any kitchen, but we'll give you some important factors to consider before installing them. Tip over accidents are an overlooked danger to your children. We have some preventative tips to make sure your kids aren't put in danger. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about: What to look for in window replacements? How to deal with vandalism to your property?  How do fix bathtub cracks? Why a fresh painted wall might be peeling? When is the best time to seal your tile? What to do know about comfort height toilets? How to kill and prevent bathroom mold? Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Get Roof Ready for Summer Storms | Smart Ways to Hire Pros | Stopping Shower Leaks | Cut Big Cooling Bills | Ep# 2107

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 38:43

    Show notes: Summer sun and storms can cause serious damage to your roof. Find out how to spot and stop leaks before they happen. Ever wonder if you're overpaying a contractor? Tom and Leslie get smart strategies for hiring pros from leading Economist Meisha Fisher of ANGI. A leaking shower can end up being one of the most expensive pluming leaks to repair. Find out how the right shower drain can prevent this from ever happened to you. Are costly cooling bills cutting into your monthly budget? Find out the easy fix for a common mistake that causes bills to get out of control. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions: How to paint fiberglass shutters? What's the best way to restore damaged concrete? How to stop air conditioners that blow breakers? How to refinish original hardwood flooring? How to pick the best water heater for your family? Exterior trim: paint or wrap with aluminum? Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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