Fix It 101
Fix It 101 | Chimney Smoke
It may come as a surprise (or not) but the best time to have your chimney cleaned is during the summer when your favorite chimney sweep is usually sitting around twiddling thumbs. After the first taste of fall air hits, they become so busy that you would be lucky to get in before the burning season is over. In this episode of Fix It 101, we talk with Heather Perkins from Santa's Friend Chimeny Service about this busy season and some of the common problems she sees with home chimneys. Also, we talk about which wood is best to burn in your fireplace. (And yes, free wood is one of the answers!)This is a special drive time episode and if you want to support this not-for-profit radio station, please visit our website: MPBOnline.org. Thanks!
Fix It 101 | Window Glaze
In this edition of Fix It 101 Pam, Jeff, and Jason answer another round of home improvement questions. The seasons are changing and that brings another set of home improvement issues that uniquely fall. Today they get on the roof, ponder ways to effectively heat an older home, and give advice to a listener who is thinking about joining the home inspecting industry. Lastly, we hear from a caller who wants to report back about advice he received on the show three years ago. Let's work!
Fix It 101 | Talking Gutters
On this episode of Fix It 101 Pam, Jeff, and Jason are here for another round of home improvement questions. After a week of riding solo, Jason gets some much-needed advice from the pros when it comes to hanging gutters and if this is a true DIY project. The crew also talks about how to approach getting quotes from contractors and the delicate science of working with concrete. Let's work!
Fix It 101 | Riding Solo
The beauty of live radio is simply that it is live and anything can happen. And in the spirit of live radio Jason Klein, our happy amateur handyman, is riding solo. Jeff and Pam are off on their individual adventures but Jason gives advice that places him in the top tier of DIY'ers. Show producer Java Chatman even chimes in and tells his story of making necessary changes when going through a remodel at his home. If you need help with your latest home improvement project, send them an email to email@example.com.
Fix It 101 | Insure Your Insurance
This edition of Fix It 101 starts off with two tales of fixes that have to be heard to be believed. Also, Pam is back after a few days of sand and the beach breeze to help Jeff and Jason with this round of home improvement questions. Also, the Fix It 101 crew discusses a new advancement in painting technology that could be the end of air conditioning.
Fix It 101 | Jeff, Jason, and Shingles
A good contractor can sometimes do a bad job and knowing how to move forward can be confusing. Today Jeff and Jason are in the studio helping with another round of home improvement questions and hear about a roofing job that has left the homeowner in a very tough position. Also, they tackle common dryer issues and when to get a permit for certain home improvement jobs. Let's work!
Fix It 101 | Licensed Contractors
The Mississippi State Board of Contractors is a resource to find licensed contractors all across the state. On this edition of Fix It 101, the handyman hangout welcomes Stephanie Lee, Executive Director of the Mississippi State Board of Contractors. She joins the show to talk about the work of the MSBOC and how it protects consumers and contractors. Also Pam, Jeff, and Jason help with another round of home improvement projects.
Fix It 101 | Storm Insurance
Anytime hiring a contractor can be quite an undertaking.And when dealing with the aftereffects of a storm, hiring the right person saves time and money.Today we welcome to the show The Mississippi Insurance Department, Consumer Services Deputy Director, Ryan Blakeney to talk about protecting yourself when hiring a contractor, especially in a time of need.And as always, the handyman hangout helps with your latest home improvement projects. Let's work!
Fix It 101 | Tile Power
Tile work can be a chore, but tile removal only happens one way. With goggles and a hammer. Today the Fix It 101 crew talks about tile removal, water leaks, and does it really rain in southern California? If you need help with your latest home improvement project, send them an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.