Fix It 101 | Floods and Flooring
Hurricane season is going strong and one of the biggest concerns is flooding, especially for low lying areas. Today on the show we share tips for dealing with flood waters and how to enter a home after taking on lots of water. Pam, Jeff, and Jason also lend their advice to caller who is having flooring issues in an one hundred year old home. Plus Jason shares a few reason why floating shelves require a stud finder. Let's work!CDC Guidelines for Reentering a Flooded Home
Fix It 101 | New House Smell
Labor Day has past, and we are now on the other side of summer looking toward fall in your home.The cooler temps, the leaves falling from the trees, and whole new set of maintenance items.So today we work through a few emails that speak to this time of year and take a look at somethings every new homeowner should do after completing the sale.Also at the end of the show Jeff helps a caller by explaining why constructing a wheelchair ramp properly (the first time) is so important. Links discussed during this episode:Mississippi State Board of Contractors Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
Fix It 101 | Mississippi Housing Institute
On Fix It 101 we encourage DIY solutions when appropriate but sometimes the job calls for a certified contractor.The Mississippi Housing Institute provides education, both online and classroom courses to keep contractors certified here in the state of Mississippi.Today we speak with executive director of the MS Housing Institute, Kim Jent about their programs and why hiring certified builders and re-modelers helps everyone involved with the industry.
Fix It 101 | Being Prepared
Hurricane Marco and Laura have created less than favorable conditions for Mississippi and our neighbors in the Gulf. With many storms things are often unpredictable and here at Fix It 101 we want to make sure you are prepared. On this episode we tell you what FEMA suggest everyone should have in their emergency kits and where you can find certified contractors that are always in high demand after a storm. Also Pam, Jeff, and Jason answer another round of home improvement questions about vinyl floors, mold, and more. Let's work!Online Resources for Mississippi Certified Contractors:www.msboc.us - Mississippi State Board of Contractorswww.cpbms.com - Mississippi Housing Institute
Fix It 101 | August Fixes
This year with social distancing and shelter in place orders our homes have been put through the ringer. With not many places to go every crack seems bigger, every squeak sounds louder, and the home improvement stores are doing better than ever for those reasons. On this episode of Fix It 101 Pam, Jeff, & Jason give advice about buying a whole home generator, helping a rotting deck, and the best screen room material options. Let's work!
Fix It 101 | Old House, New Fixes
When your house is 100 years old you can be sure than any project will not be run of the mill. On this episode of Fix It 101 Pam, Jeff, and Jason assist a caller who is working on an older home and wants to go about it the proper way. Also the crew gives their thoughts on a new renovation show that takes potential homeowners into residencies with a troubled past. Let's work!
Fix It 101 | Summer Deck
It may seem fun to get together with a couple of friends, a couple of beers, and build a deck. But if not done properly that afternoon of merriment can create major problems and not so fond memories. On this episode of Fix It 101 Pam, Jason, and Jeff talk about the joys (and troubles) of building a home deck and answer your home improvement questions. Let's work!