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Join Tommy Donovan with RIC Home Inspections and Shane Hipps with Closing Contractor for home improvement radio like you've never heard it before. Both informative and entertaining, the Home Pros answer your questions, share the latest news in the industry, and introduce you to the home improvement professionals that make it all happen. It's home improvement and repair for listeners of every experience level. Visit us online at www.homeprosradio.com.
 
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To caulk or not to caulk? How much caulk, if any, should you apply to the base of your toilet? Hear from the expert as Karl Tervo from KT Plumbing calls in with the answer. Plus, a historic home is on the move and this story triggers some house moving memories for Shane. Find Karl Tervo and KT Plumbing online at www.ktplumbinginc.com Visit Closing …
 
The Home Pros discuss an incident that involved a real estate closing that they were called in to save as deadlines were looming and the transaction was on the verge of falling apart. They use this experience as an opportunity to illustrate the importance of accurate and clear communication and the critical role it plays between all parties involve…
 
The Home Pros review some common terminology that you are likely to see in real estate listings and explain what they may really mean. Plus we're talking about dual pane window seals, how to identify them, and what to do if you notice them in your home. Visit Closing Contractor at www.closingcontractor.com To reach out to RIC Home Inspections, visi…
 
Join conversation as the Home Pros review the best home improvement projects that are worthy of tackling during the summer months. Lanier Roofing tells us why summer is a good time for window replacement. Plus, how COVID19 has influenced the way we look at a job site. Visit Lanier Roofing & Restoration's blog page for more Reasons Why Summer is a G…
 
The Home Pros discuss the potential causes of a contaminated water supply with Karl Tervo from KT Plumbing. Plus, we share some stories from the Home Pros Radio Show news desk that illustrate how COVID-19 has affected the way we use our home's plumbing systems. For more from KT Plumbing, visit their website at www.ktplumbinginc.com Visit the Home P…
 
The Home Pros review the challenges of testing radon levels in homes during the real estate transaction as they offer advice to a home buyer who has had high results on multiple radon tests. Plus, we talk to a homeowner who has had a radon mitigation system installed but his radon levels are still high. You can reach out to Radon Recon by visiting …
 
The Home Pros get to the bottom of a "bubbling" sound that a listener has discovered in his plumbing system and Curb Appeal Solutions provides the fix for a slippery deck. Plus, we uncover some potential issues that may be causing the dehumidifiers to work overtime in one homeowner's crawl space. Learn more about exterior maintenance from Curb Appe…
 
Tommy and Shane discuss the Zinsco, Federal Pacific, and Pushmatic electrical panels and explain why they are considered dangerous if installed in your home. Home Pros Radio Show Partner Nancy Williams from Surface Experts also joins the conversation and shares her personal experience with one of these panels. We also share the video of a giant ter…
 
If your bathtub, shower, or sink has a chip, crack, stain or other similar damage all is not lost! Nancy Williams with Surface Experts joins the Home Pros to explain how problems like this can be fixed without the headache and unwanted expense of a complete tear out. Plus, in light of the Covid19 pandemic, she tells us how her Surface Safe disinfec…
 
A collapsed sink catches us by surprise during a home inspection and Paul Nichols from Upstate Granite Solutions joins us to explain what his company does to create a reliable connection between counter tops and plumbing fixtures. Tommy and Shane also talk about other repairs that have caught homeowners, contractors, and inspectors by surprise and …
 
The Home Pros offer up a lesson on how to zero in on unwanted moisture sources in your basement. We also help callers who want to know the pros and cons of mini-split heat pump systems and are seeking advice on finding the right contractor for home renovations. Plus, tips on interpreting the significance of foundation cracks...in way that you've no…
 
Join the Home Pros as they help a listener troubleshoot the issues that are causing his foundation to fail. We'll review a number of proposals that have been provided by licensed contractors and help to identify the ideal permanent solution. Visit the Home Pros Radio Show online at www.homeprosradio.com Follow the Home Pros Radio Show on social med…
 
Carpet stains are not the end of the world. Not when you have experts like the folks at Foothills Carpet Care to help. In this Episode, Adam and Samantha Proehl join us to offer tips on how to address unsightly carpet damage without having to replace the entire installation. To learn more about Foothills Carpet Care, visit them online at www.foothi…
 
Home Pros Radio Show Partner Lanier Roofing & Restoration shares some tips on choosing replacement windows for your home. We also learn how the Coronavirus has affected our stay-at-home lifestyles as we share a couple of stories from the Home Pros Radio Show news desk. Plus, Tommy and Shane reflect on some of their own home improvement and maintena…
 
The Home Pros discuss the "essentials" of working in real estate during the Covid19 pandemic as fellow talk show host Mike Miller from Talking Money calls in to share his quarantine experiences. Check out our RIC Home Inspections Photo from the Field that shows rust collecting on vinyl siding. How does this happen? We explain in this episode while …
 
The Home Pros discuss the pitfalls related to working from home and offer suggestions on working efficiently during quarantine. Angela Ramsey from Crescent Moon Soaps joins the conversation and shares a special offer for Home Pros Radio Show listeners. Plus we learn about the difference between grounding and bonding in our Home Pros Radio Show Triv…
 
As life in quarantine drags on, the Home Pros offer suggestions for home improvement projects that may be worth tackling. Our RIC Home Inspections Photo from the Field shares an innovative handrail solution that one homeowner installed on a front porch. We review how this matches up to building codes. Plus we have more homeowner news to share with …
 
Homeowners across the southeast are recovering from tornadoes and other severe weather that have left their property in ruin. Jerry Lanier with Lanier Roofing and Restoration joins the Home Pros to discuss the steps you want to take in order to recover swiftly from major storm damage. Plus, we share a new Closing Contractor Mystery Sound that may b…
 
The Home Pros cover the steps you should take when responding to flood damage in your home. Plus, Home Pros Radio Show Partner David Dawson from the Patch Boys offers up some expert advice on repairing moisture damage in drywall. For more on the Patch Boys, click here to check out their website Visit the Home Pros Radio Show online at www.homeprosr…
 
The Home Pros discuss window screen maintenance and repair with Screen Mobile of the Piedmont. Learn why it may be better to replace your window screen than to repair a small puncture. Plus, we challenge you with our Closing Contractor Mystery Sound which is a sound you likely won't hear if your window screens are in good shape! For more from Scree…
 
The Home Pros share stories of how homeowners are passing time during the Covid19 quarantine. Plus, if you're thinking about working on a home improvement project or two while spending idle time at home, the Home Pros review a list of items to consider before taking on a project that may be more than you can handle. Visit the Home Pros online at ww…
 
Don't let mosquitoes ruin your backyard barbecue! Meaghan Sicilian with Scout's Pest Control joins the Home Pros to discuss these pesky critters. She tells us a bit about Scout's Pest Control's mosquito reduction services and shares some interesting facts about mosquitoes that might help you reduce their population around your home. For more from S…
 
Things like social distancing and self quarantining are changing the ways we are living in our homes. Staying at home means increased demand and more wear and tear on our home's major systems. In this episode, KT Plumbing helps a listener who is struggling with a backed up septic system and we also meet Palmetto Can Cleaning who offers suggestions …
 
The Home Pros discuss living and working under the Coronavirus threat. Meanwhile, they notice that as homeowners rush to keep their homes clean, they may be creating additional threats to the health of their home. Summer Breeze Air Solutions joins us ion the phone to explain. For more from Summer Breeze Air Solutions, visit them online at www.summe…
 
The Home Pros enlist the help of Curb Appeal Solutions to address those ugly stains on your roof. We also learn the difference between soap and hand sanitizer as Crescent Moon Soaps offers tips on the proper use of both. This, as we look to protect ourselves from the coronavirus outbreak and ask, "Why the shortage in toilet paper?" For more from Cu…
 
The Home Pros discuss the importance of repairing a roof leak early and cover the list of repair issues that Lanier Roofing & Restoration says can add up if that roof leak is not addressed. We are also talking Chinese drywall with The Patch Boys and we cover the story of a homemade gas station from the Home Pros Radio Show news desk. For more from …
 
An electrical issue identified during a home inspection sparks a discussion about 110 circuits and 220 circuits. We discuss the differences between the two and why we have them. Also, a viral video inspires our latest Home Pros Radio Show Trivia Challenge. Visit the Home Pros Radio Show online at www.homeprosradio.com Follow the Home Pros Radio Sho…
 
The Home Pros review the interior design trends you could expect to see in 2020 and we also tie them together with a very fitting Closing Contractor Mystery Sound.. We also suggest some guidelines that every homeowner should consider when planning your next interior design project. For more on the companies and designers featured in this podcast, u…
 
The Home Pros celebrate the Academy Awards with an Oscar themed Home Pros Radio Show Trivia Challenge. See if you can guess the movie clips we are sharing as we discuss electrical fuses, water heater temperature settings, and whether or not we lock our front doors. Visit the Home Pros Radio Show online at www.homeprosradio.com Follow the Home Pros …
 
We're talking about drywall finishes in this episode as David Dawson from The Patch Boys teaches us about the techniques used to create and repair drywall textures such as knock down, popcorn, orange peel, and stamp finishes. We also have an update from the Home Pros Radio Show News Desk and we share a brand new Closing Contractor Mystery Sound. Fo…
 
The Home Pros are talking real estate with licensed Realtor Tonya Upton from EXP Realty. We cover the trends that you could expect if you are buying or selling a home in 2020 including the industry's transition into the digital age and the influence that millennials are having nationwide as they enter the real estate market. Plus, we hear from our …
 
In observance of National Radon Awareness Month we discuss the threat of radon gas in our homes and explain why all home should be tested for this hazardous, cancer causing gas. We cover some of the protocols that should be followed while testing your home and we share a segment of Episode 37 of our podcast which sets the record straight on some co…
 
The Home Pros welcome Karl Tervo from KT Plumbing into the studio to discuss pressure reducing valves and why they are an important feature every homeowner should have on their plumbing system. We also cover crawl space encapsulation and it's potential effects on the radon levels in your home. Plus, we test your building code wits with the Home Pro…
 
The Home Pros discuss common issues that are identified during pre-drywall inspections. Could these conditions be related to problems that you may have noticed in your home? We also challenge you with another Closing Contractor Mystery Sound and share a news story about a home intruder that drops in on one family's dinner. Visit the Home Pros Radio…
 
Smart devices like audio speakers, security cameras, and televisions are becoming more and more popular in our homes. These items have increased the convenience of our lifestyles, but at what cost to our privacy? The Home Pros review the risk and provide potential ways to keep that risk to a minimum. Visit the Home Pros Radio Show online at www.hom…
 
As we continue our year in review, we share some of the best teaching moments provided to us by our Home Pros Radio Show Partners and we also cover a couple of our more challenging Closing Contractor Mystery Sounds. Plus, we re-vist some of the more memorable news stories that homeowners provided for us in 2019. Visit the Home Pros Radio Show onlin…
 
We review the best moments of the Home Pros Radio Show by sharing some of our memorable characters and engaging Home Pros Radio Show Trivia Challenges from 2019. These are the show segments that illustrate how home improvement can be both informative and entertaining. Visit the Home Pros Radio Show online at www.homeprosradio.com Follow the Home Pr…
 
The Home Pros share some important safety tips we learn from a homeowner who has a dangerous experience with her vent-free fireplace. Plus, we cover Christmas decorations that are in the news and learn about our homes with a Christmas edition of the Home Pros Radio Show Trivia Challenge. Visit the Home Pros Radio Show online at www.homeprosradio.co…
 
The Home Pros share their list of gift ideas that are great to give any homeowner not just for Christmas, but for any occasion. For more gift ideas, follow these links for previous Home Pros Gift List Episodes: The Home Pros Christmas Gift List 2017 The Home Pros Christmas Gift List 2018 Visit the Home Pros Radio Show online at www.homeprosradio.co…
 
An explosive encounter with an electrical outlet prompts a discussion on electrical safety. The Home Pros review the conditions that may lead to major electrical faults in your home and how to safeguard against them. Tommy and Shane also take questions on this topic from listeners on the air. Visit the Home Pros Radio Show online at www.homeprosrad…
 
Learn about ways we control moisture around our home's foundation as the Home Pros take questions from listeners live on the air. We also take calls from listeners who aiming to solve our Closing Contractor Mystery Sound. It's the most challenging one yet and it's answered by a fellow home inspector! Visit the Home Pros Radio Show online at www.hom…
 
The Home Pros help prepare your home for an emergency by reviewing the "Fat Fireman Rule". We also help you keep tabs on your home inspector by discussing the inspection process and how long it should take. Plus, how valuable is craft ice to you? We discuss the new appliance that can make it for you and how much it costs. Visit the Home Pros Radio …
 
Karl Tervo from KT Plumbing joins the Home Pros in the studio to discuss common plumbing issues we find with older homes and DIY plumbing repairs. We also challenge each other with a plumbing themed Home Pros Radio Show Trivia Challenge and have a little fun offering up a little marketing advice for the KT Plumbing website. For more from KT Plumbin…
 
We help prepare your home for the winter as Meaghan Sicilian from Scout's Pest Control joins us in the studio to talk pest prevention. She shares some basic termite facts and reviews the fall maintenance tasks that you can perform in order to keep the pests out of your home during cold weather. For more from Scout's Pest Control, visit their websit…
 
It's drywall repair 101 as the Home Pros welcome David Dawson with the Patch Boys of the Upstate to the studio. David discusses the process of completing the right drywall repair and how to use the right drywall materials properly to achieve the best results. For more on the Patch Boys, check out their website at click here Visit the Home Pros Radi…
 
Sealing your home's crawl space or basement can have it's disadvantages. We explain as Tommy shares the story of one home that turned up unusually high radon levels on a home inspection. Plus, Shane finds stolen electrical cable beneath a home and we share the story of a woman who was found trapped in her own septic tank. Visit the Home Pros Radio …
 
The Home Pros equip you with the things you need to know when it comes time to select a reputable roofing company. This advice is shared by Home Pros Radio Show Partner Lanier Roofing as a recent hurricane passes through the southeast portion of the United States. Learn more about Lanier Roofing and access their blog page at www.lanierroofing.com V…
 
Now that your home inspection is done, don't assume that everything is going to be fixed properly. The Home Pros keep your real estate transaction running smoothly with some tips on how to effectively handle the repair request list. Also, Tommy and Shane describe the ideal installation for a doorbell transformer with the help of the RIC Home Inspec…
 
An observation on a new home inspection leads Tommy and Shane into a conversation about the difficulty of coordinating contractors during the home building process. We also share the story about a home buyer who was concerned about his house being haunted and we have a new Closing Contractor Mystery Sound. Visit the Home Pros Radio Show online at w…
 
A lighting strike causes a plumbing system on a home to explode which inspires the Home Pros to discuss the safety of your plumbing system during an electrical storm. For example, is it safe to take a shower or should you step away until the storm passes? We also discuss installation and safety checks for your whole house grounding system. Visit th…
 
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