Fix It 101
Fix It 101 | Well Layed Plans
Every Fix It 101 show is "supposed" to have a theme or topic of focus. But often times we get an early call that will swing the show into another direction. With Jeff Salmons returning to the show after his coastal duties, we welcome Todd Sandridge from Superior Foundation Services to talk about home foundation problems. Yet after one hot water heater question, we quickly had a change in plans. We did manage to talk with Todd about a few common foundation problems found in the state, but for most of the program hot water heaters are the star of the show.
Fix It 101 | Nightmare Fixes
Every home improvement project does not go as planned. Sometimes they really can turn into a true nightmare. First, Jason shares a story about when a simple fix turned into a very expensive mistake. Next, Pam shares her nightmare situation that includes a bathroom, a water shut off valve and a claw footed tub. Also throughout the show they give (and get) advice about foundation repair, exterior painting, and other home issues.
Fix It 101 | Small Engine Man
For this special "Drive Time" edition of Fix It 101 we call on our good friend,Andrew Hitchcock from Fondren Small Engine Repair. He shares tips about properly storing your lawnmower for the winter and.the usual suspects answer your home improvement emails.To show your support for Fix it 101 and MPB Think Radio visit our website,MPBonline.orgor call 1-888-372-4483.
Fix It 101 | Answering The Call
On this edition of Fix It 101 we welcome back Timmy McClendon from A/C Remedies. A regular guest to the program he sits in while Jeff Salmons is out again. As an A/C guy he has a unique perspective on this time of year when temperatures are cooling off and air conditioners are not being used as heavily. He, Pam, and Jason tackle another round of home improvement questions and gets a big thumbs up from a listener at the end of the program. Let's work!
Fix It 101 | Chimney Sweep
Sed Bledsoe of Fireplace Chimney Sweep Solutions wants your chimney to stay clean, but does not want you to get dirty during the process. Not an easy diy job, but there are tips that can keep your chimney healthy and ready for your next winter fire. Throughout the show Pam and Jason answer your diy questions and hear from Sed about chimney and lint trap cleaning.
Fix It 101 | Attic Space
To store or not to store? That is the question when it comes to attic space. Jeff is so much against using attic as storage that it ranks next to garbage disposals on his "Why would you do this?" list. So when a caller ask for advice about this situation there is really only one answer that will suffice. Also after another round of home improvement advice from Pam, Jeff, and Jason we also hear how a recent car buying experience left Jason wanting a more unrefined experience.
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.