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Your Home Improvement Podcast! Two National Experts Eric G and Caroline B help homeowners and contractors tackle those projects around the house! This is not your typical handyman show as we take a deeper dive into everything inside and outside your home. We talk about everything from your latest DIY project to a Healthy Home and what you need to think about before you jump in. Plus we interview the leading experts, your favorite home improvement stars, and creators of exciting new products. ...
 
Hi, i'm Alex Jacobi and this is my podcast “With love and data”. It’s about humans and machines creating epic stuff together. I’m meeting the smartest marketeers, creatives and AI specialists. Together, we discuss how to marry the amazing world of data science and AI with crazy, inspiring ideas.
 
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Saturday California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law that orders state regulators to ban the sale of new gas-powered equipemtn using small off-road engines. That will include lawnmowers, leaf blowers, generators, and pressure washers as of Jan 1, 2024. We debate this discussion in our mid-week special as well as the part of the law that is not…
 
Around the House talks with Galen Bradford from Zline about their luxury appliances and plumbing fixtures. Eric G has many of these products in his home and they talk about how they are one of the only companies in the US with appliances and plumbing fixtures. For more information head to: Zlinekitchen.com Thanks for listening to Around the house i…
 
Hiring a contractor can be a scary task! You are writing a check to someone that you are hoping will take your project more seriously than even you are. Did you hire the right person? Eric Goranson and Caroline Blazovsky will walk you through many of the important steps to finding that right licensed and bonded contractors and what to watch out for…
 
There are a lot of good building inspectors out there. However there is at least one electrical inspector in Florida is phoning it in. We will discuss how waiting lists for new homes can make it hard for homeowners to check brand new homes to see if it was build correctly when the builder wont allow a home inspector in the building before closing. …
 
Who makes what brand of tools? Is Porter Cable the same company as Craftsman? How about DeWalt? We answer all those questions and so much more plus the five tools that every homeowner should have. Pick any brand and there are at least 100 power tools from each manufacturer. So we help you with your first five! You might be surprised about a few of …
 
With plenty of us working from home still in fall of 2021 and more and more streaming options hitting us, we need to have that internet that we pay good money for working at its best. We want to get what we pay for right? Many times we assume its too many people using it or its the weather when its a problem inside or outside of our homes. Lets tal…
 
Caroline Blazovsky and Eric Goranson talk about the aftermath of her birthday party and then jump into Eric getting his HVAC system tuned up today! Plus they will jump into the material shortages in the home improvement industry AND what is going on with Fed-Ex? What is going on with them? All this and more in this weeks mid-week special! Thanks fo…
 
Did you ever see Catch a Contractor with Skip and Alison Bidell with Adam Carolla? They spent three seasons busting California's worse contractors that had taken advatage of homeowners. Now you can catch him on Fox & Friends in the weekdays talking about the latest in Home Improvement products. We get Skip and Alison in the studio to chat about all…
 
Now that we are fully in fall or at least my calendar says so, there are some projects that we should be looking at as we head closer to winter. Eric G and Caroline B discuss what are some of the common ways to heat your home and what seems to be the best way in each part of the country. They discuss some of the little projects you can knock out no…
 
Its been all over the interweb! A contractor in Colorado said he wasnt getting paid so he went and "repossesed" the bathroom. That is what the media is saying but it is the truth? Not really. We sure would have have paid him! We dive into the details and we hope to get the homeowner on the show real soon. Bad contractors are a huge problem and lets…
 
This is just not another healthy home conversation. We take a dive with Andrew Guido, a building biologist. Andrew has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from the Schulich School of Business from York University in Toronto, Ontario and is a Certified Building Biologist from the Building Biology Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Whe…
 
When was the last time you tuned up your appliances? Have you checked the water filter on your front load washing machine? When was the last time you adjusted the thermostat on your oven? There are a ton of things that can save you money and are DIY friendly that you can tackle! We will discuss pre-washing those dishes and if that is actually makin…
 
In this weeks mid-week special we tackle those ideas for storing the kids stuff. You know that pile when they get home from school by the front door? Yeah that one! Then we dive into garbage disposals and the mistakes people make using them. Are you tired of that uncle or mother in law coming over and plugging yours up? Here are the secrets to keep…
 
A number of years ago What Tools Inside took over the Tools and Home Improvement space with their contests giving away now over a millions dollars of tools and workwear in their weekly contests. We have them in the studio to talk about what they are up to as well as our giveaway with Iron Age Boots. For more information on What Tools Inside: https:…
 
There is a huge trend with the housing shortage and buyers not having inspections. Lets talk about the things you should be looking for when purchasing that home. Have you went back and taken a look at your old inspection to see if you got it all done? There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing a home and we will be giving you some secre…
 
These mid week special shows always fly a little fast and loose comapred to the radio show and this one does not dissapoint! We talk Demo Day and Eric G's favorite tools for Demo Day and how it can go wrong if you dont plan ahead plus Eric Goranson and Caroline Blazovsky talk about cover bands and Guns and Roses. This is one of those episodes that …
 
Happy Labor Day Weekend! We took the weekend off for some good old fashoned fun and brought back a classic episode from earlier this year. We will be back next week with a new episode and a new giveaway! We travel to Clyde Lewis's Studio in Portland to ask some of those questions people have been asking us for years. Questions like "I think my hous…
 
We start out catching up with a new first segment of the show and rewind into some previous favorite tips of the last few months with Eric Goranson and Caroline Blazovsky. If you are a regular listener the first segment is brand new and the last three are repeat segments. We will be back with a brand new show next week with a new giveaway! Stay tun…
 
The Western US is needing rain and the East Coast needs to send that rain West. Having that sump pump working correctly is a huge park of keeping it working and water out of your basement and crawlspace. With the potential flooding in some areas it is something you should keep an eye on! Plus Caroline ends up chasing a spider in her office. Welcome…
 
We dive into lawnmowers, string trimmers, chain saws and generators and we discuss the common issues owners create when using these machines. How are you supposed to store them? Lets see what Steve has to say about the care and use of all your small engines Around the House. For more information check out Steve on his website: https://www.stevessma…
 
We are slowly creeping into fall and bats might be making home inside your home. They are at Caroline Blazovsky's house and then we discuss how the wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets are out in full angry force this time of year and how to deal with them correctly and safely. Have you been using a portable or window air conditioner in your home? We…
 
We start out talking about the latest in material shortages and with lumber headed to historical lows from the historical highs we are done talking about expensive lumber for a while. We then dive into some funny stuff from last weeks show that didnt make it when we were having technical difficulties and then we dove into Meth Labs and Astronomy. W…
 
Having something to take the moisture, smells, and everything else bad in the air in your bathroom is importnat. That can prevent so many bad things from happening. We have Russell Pope with Panasonic in the studio to talk ventilation and we discuss many of the issues that homeowners and contractors run into with bathroom ventilation. Do you hate t…
 
Fall is going to be right around the corner! What exterior projects can you get tackled as kids start looking to get back to school and the fall weather is right around the corner. We only have so many weekends left before that sneaks up on us! What projects are Caroline Blazovsky and Eric Goranson working on? Find out by tuning into this funny and…
 
It is so refreshing to see lumber prices right where they used to be. That now will create other supply chain issues. What are the issues this week? We will discuss this and our after the show conversation about tile showers with WIlliam White from Ardex. There is a sneak peek at a new shower system here you wont want to miss! To enter this weeks c…
 
When you are installing tile, the technology behind the materials have sure changed in the last few years. If you have been dropping into the home center and using the same old products your dad was using then you might be well behind in what is new. There are a ton of new products that work better and are much easier to use that can be the differe…
 
Drywall repair can be a tedious task. Eric G has some tricks for you that might save a few steps and that can save you a few days of dry time. Those secrets can make you have a better-looking repair and a faster project. We will also talk about the process of drywall and some of the products used so you can hit the store and get the right stuff on …
 
It is SOOO Nice to see lumber prices back in a normal swing of things! That is great news! We talk about that plus what is going on with the NEXTDOOR App? There are some crazy people on there and we will talk about that plus so much more on this weeks Mid-Week Special! Thanks for listening to Around the house if you want to hear more please subscri…
 
Eric Goranson and Caroline Blazovsky tackle home energy with Cory Fox from Ecobee. Just adding a smart thermostat can save you big money on your heating and cooling bills each year. Plus it can add indoor comfort and better air quality when it is used correctly. Plus listen to win an Ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control! Click HERE to enter to…
 
Who doesn't want a healthier home right? There are small steps you can take that really help reduce the chance of getting sick, catching that flu or cold, or even just make your home more comfortable. Most of that bad stuff in your home you might be the one that is even bringing it in without even knowing it. Take a listen to these easy DIY tips to…
 
WOW! Lumber is finally getting back to normal in the lumberyards and home centers. Many can now start to tackle a project. We talk about that plus what is going on right now in the lives of Eric G and Caroline B plus a discussion on our giveaway that is coming up. All this and MORE on this weeks mid week special. Thanks for listening to Around the …
 
How can you keep that DIY project on budget? As a homeowner one of the hardest part of remodeling is managing the costs and not estimating the amount of work that needs to be done. We dive into this and give you the tricks that contractors use to estimate projects so you can have a more complete idea of the project and what it will cost? We will al…
 
How do you fix up that kitchen without taking on a remodel? Kitchen remodels are expensive. A basic one if you are paying a contractor typically costs over $70,000. We dive into some smaller DIY projects that can make it look so much better without spending the big dollars with a little hard work. How easy it is to paint a kitchen? What are the ste…
 
Lumber prices have been all over the board this week but hopefully Eric G can add some clarity of when and where those prices will be coming down. What products are in short supply this week? Tune in to find out and then Caroline joins in the studio to talk about our new giveaway and some fun banter between the two of them. Thanks for listening to …
 
Have you ever wondered who lived in your house? When was it actually built? Did anyone famous live there? We talk with our friends Chris and Linda from History Attic Research. Does that name sound familliar? You might have seen them on the most recent DIY Network show Stone House Revival or with Kevin O'Connor from This Old House. We discuss some o…
 
What happens when Caroline Blavosky, America's Healthy Home Expert has her basement in her office flood? She takes on a DIY clean up project. Lets talk about what happens when you get a flooded basement and how to fix it. Then we will jump into the many causes of a flooded basement and your best move in how to prevent it. Then Eric brings up the su…
 
9 years ago, life changed in a huge way. It was the hardest day of my life and looking back it was one of the best results. So today is always a day of reflection. My question for you is how put together is your plan if something went wrong? Could your spouse, business partner or business manager keep things moving if you were not there one day? Wh…
 
Where are we at with this weeks lumber prices? They have come down on the markets but we are starting to see them show up a little lower in the retail stores. Lets share some great news with you on that front and discuss the transportation issues that are slowing down other projects right now. What is causing it? Lets discuss what is different from…
 
We try to settle the debate with who has the best pizza with all three, Eric G, Caroline B, and David Applebaum. David is known as the Architect of the Stars with a portfolio of clients that is the who’s who of Hollywood. A little about David Applebaum: David Applebaum Architect creates beautiful works of architecture that are an expression of the …
 
Eric Goranson and Caroline Blazovsky start out with a DIY project gone wrong. These is a trend on social media where people are using old indoor heating oil tanks to convert into a BBQ or smoker. We dive into this subject quickly and discuss what might go wrong with this plan. Next up we talk about a huge recall on portable dehumidifiers that could…
 
As we talked about earlier this week lumber prices are tanking fast. So that will change our lumber prices in the next six weeks or so. Is your business ready for the next BOOM? One of the biggest challenges for 2021 in the construction industry will be our ability to get products to the jobsite. Have you got your supply chain figured out where tho…
 
Have you been holding off on a project due to the insane lumber prices? If you have and you were waiting for lumber prices to lower now is the time to hit the restart button. Are lumber prices down in the stores? Not yet but that is right around the corner. IF you wait for them to drive down then you will end up getting in line after many people ha…
 
Our background and our schedule for Around the House with Eric G and Caroline B. Our goal is to help homeowners and contractors tackle those projects that they seem beyond their abilities. This is not your typical handyman show as we take a deeper dive into projects so you know how to complete them. We will help you tackle that new project while ke…
 
Around the House this week: Jeff Devlin, host of DIY Network’s Stone House Revival, is a licensed contractor with more than 20 years of building experience. Jeff says he has always had a passion for designing, creating and building things. He started as an apprentice for a historic home remodeler where he honed his skills in the trade and gained an…
 
With the heat and humidity across the country we have a feeling your power bill is going to show it over the next few months. Is there something you can do to help save money? Of course there is. Eric Goranson and Caroline Blazovsky will discuss how you can monitor your energy use and identify those things that could be costing you money. It could …
 
Around the House this week: In today's building climate burnout is a HUGE issue. Contractors, Designers, and anyone in the Trades is running out of gas. How do you prevent it for your team? How do you prevent it for yourself? We will dive into this and discuss some solution on how to keep moving forward all while managing the situation. If you are …
 
Around the House this week: WIth Hurricane Season in full force and Wildfire Season ramped up we have a potential for a disaster on both coasts and inbetween at the same time. Are you ready for that? Here are some things to think about in the mid week special that you should have covered so you are ready for the next bad weather event or natural di…
 
Around the House this week: Our bodies feel humidity just like temperature. So many times, when our house feels too warm it is the humidity that is high. If you live in a Southern State that same humidity can reduce the lifespan of your Air Conditioner by many years as it tries to fight that added moisture. Not all dehumidifiers are equal as some o…
 
Around the House this week: So many of us are wondering how a residential building can collapse in 2021 whithout a lot of people knowing what is going on. We are not going to speculate on what happened in Florida but talk about how neglected buildings need much more attention through local building codes and inspections. If you are curious about th…
 
In today's Pro Insider Podcast, we address the upcoming cold and flu season and is your remodeling, construction, or design business ready for a massive influx of business. What is your plan if you are an HVAC company and the weather is bringing you in 400 to 500 leads a day? How about a plumbing company with a big pipe freeze or a roofer with a bi…
 
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