Fix It 101
Fix It 101: Summer Chimney Check
During the summer not much thought is placed toward the fireplace, but when is the last time you had it checked. Having your chimney checked and cleaned should be an annual occurrence and the summer is the perfect time to make this happen. Today on the program we have Sed Bledsoe from Fireplace Chimney Sweep Solutions and filling in as our general contractor, Shane McClendon from ShaneTheHomeBuilder.com. The handyman hangout is running over with advice and even a funny story about what happens when your chimney has been neglected (for five years)! Let's work!
Fix It 101: Air Conditioners and More
Today on the show Jason welcomes long time friend of the program, Timmy McClendon. As the owner of AC Remedies (Jackson, MS) Timmy and his crew have been really busy with the extremely hot weather this summer. Between answering calls about air conditioner maintenance and general home improvement, the malfunctioning ice machine rears its ugly head. Also Jason and Timmy talk about how appliances these days might have too many bells and whistles. Let's work!
Fix It 101: Custom Metal Solutions
From Custom Metal Solutions Ronnie Spears joins the handyman hangout to talk metal. We often get questions about metal roofing so we brought in Ronnie to tell us how metal roofing can be beneficial to a home and the differences between other types of roofing. Also did you know that during major renovations and remodels some couples consider divorce because the process is such a strain on the relationship. Jason and Jeff discuss this phenomenon and answer your general home improvement questions. Let's work!
Fix It 101: Empty Nest
Its the end of July and in a couple weeks school will be in session. For may households that means packing up and sending kids off to college. Now the questions is: what should be done with the empty bedroom? New office? Maybe a hobby room? Today the handyman hangout shares some ideas on transforming the empty nest and answers questions from listeners in need of some home improvement solutions. Let's work!
Fix It 101: Summer Work
The heat index this time of year is well above 100 but home improvement projects and construction continues. With Jeff away from the handyman hangout today Del and Jason run the gambit of ways to stay cool while working in this Mississippi summer heat. Then answer questions about broken appliances, busted water heaters, and mysterious leaks. The summer always comes with a specific set of fixes and we are always here with advice and more. Let's work!
Fix It 101: DIY for the Fourth
Entertaining for the 4th of July can be a challenge without a designated space and activities to keep your guest busy. Today on the show we share tips for laying brick pavers to create a nice patio area for the back yard and mention a few DIY projects that are fun to make and will not take long to complete. Let's work!
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Fix It 101: Raise The Roof
The roof on your house will not last forever, but extending its life is not hard to do. With routine checks and attention to detail you can stop the small problems before they lead to big trouble. On this episode we discussed the benefits of a metal roof, how to keep it clean, and why you should remove the old roof. Also Del comes up with a new invention to help paint hard to reach areas. Let's work!
Fix It 101: Homeowners Insurance
Most people do not think about homeowners insurance until they really need it. But how do you know if you have enough coverage? What do you do if you have a dispute with your insurance company? One resource is the Mississippi Insurance Department and today the handyman hangout welcomes Ryan Blakeney, Deputy Director of Consumer Services. This episode covers homeowners insurance from the side of the consumer and the contractor. And if you can believe it Del and Jeff even sneak some DIY advice throughout the show. Let's work!
Fix It 101: Summer Checklist
Every season brings a different set of maintenance items for your home and the summer season is no different. Today Jason, Del, and Jeff are in the handyman hangout helping you work through some summer maintenance items and answering your home improvement questions. Also we show you how to add more USB ports to your home and get an update from a listener who followed advice he received a few months back. Let's work!