The Home Pros tackle a question from a listener about managing a pay schedule when hiring a contractor. We also explain the meaning behind the "Master" contractor designation. Tommy and Shane also share the story behind a snake that was found inside an electrical panel. Plus, we discuss how you can avoid common pitfalls house hunters experience when purchasing their next home.
Solar power is becoming a popular alternative energy solution for many homeowners across the country. In this episode, Tommy and Shane speak with Chad Chiles with LGCY Power and Sunrun to discuss the design, installation, and benefits of adding a solar panel system to your home. To see a time lapse video of what a solar panel installation looks like, click on the following link: Sunrun Solar Power System Installation
A local news story prompts Tommy and Shane to share a discussion about common misconceptions that homeowners have about radon gas. This episode is a must for those who want to make sure that their home is safe. For more helpful information, download your copy of A Citizen's Guide to Radon which is a free publication provided by the Environmental Protection agency.
The Home Pros spend time with more vendors from the Southern Home & Garden Show presented by the Homebuilders Association of Greenville. Learn about options available for swimming pool installation, a solution for planting full grown mature trees on your property, and meet a business owner who turned her passion into a business opportunity. Also, we ask our listeners questions to see how much they know about their home.
In this episode, we introduce you to some of the vendors we met during our visit to the Southern Home & Garden Show brought to you by the Homebuilders Association of Greenville. Learn the value of hiring a landscape architect or a custom home builder. We also discover the latest innovations in central vacuum systems and learn about do-it-yourself smart home design.
Tommy and Shane track down the source of a roof leak for a listener who has been keeping a close eye on his aging roof. Plus, we introduce you to Home Binder which is an app that makes it easy to stay on top of your home's maintenance and repair needs.
Tommy and Shane tackle the recurring topic of aluminum wiring in homes. Also, a recent conversation regarding your home's water pressure reminds us of the importance of properly diagnosing repair concerns in your home. Plus, we share the story of a donkey who literally "drops in" on some unsuspecting homeowners.
Take advantage of some helpful advice on how to de-clutter your home with the assistance of 1-800-GOT-JUNK. Learn what to do with some of those items that have been collecting dust in your garage, attic, or basement.
Tommy and Shane explain the difference between certified and licensed home inspectors. Also, Scout's Pest Control joins us to share some interesting remedies for keeping pests out of your home. Plus, we cover recent news regarding the "Tide Pod Challenge" and recognize the end of the football season with our Home Pros Radio Show Trivia Challenge.
Tommy and Shane welcome in the experts at Freedom Roofing to help explain the fundamentals of your home's roofing system. Learn about the functional components of your roof as well as common repair issues related to the maintenance of your roof.
Get acquainted with the Home Pros Radio Show and learn about our mission from our hosts Tommy Donovan with RIC Home Inspections and Shane Hipps with Closing Contractor. As you will learn, we offer a fresh perspective on home improvement and thanks to a couple of special call-in guests we hope to share with you how home improvement can be informative and entertaining!
Master Plumber Scott Smith with All Clear Plumbing joins Tommy and Shane on the phone to discuss what happens when plumbing lines freeze and provides tips on how to react properly if this happens in your home. We also take a quick look at freezing water on the outside of your home in our RIC Home Inspections Photo From the Field.
Tommy and Shane discuss resolutions that every homeowner should consider in the new year, we explore the source of a frosty condition in one homeowner's attic, and our listeners call in to solve our Closing Contractor Mystery Sound.
Tommy and Shane discuss the home design trends that you are likely to see more of in 2018. Find out what's hot...and what's not in the new year before swinging your first hammer on your latest building or remodeling project.
Tommy and Shane share some recent home inspection photos to help illustrate the type of work that some contractors are getting away with. This sparks a review of the things that every homeowner can do to insure they are hiring the right contractor for the job. Go to www.homeprosradio.com and visit our "Shows" page if our Photos from the Field are not in your show description.
A homeowner with a wood stove that has not been burning effectively calls in for Tommy and Shane's perspective. We talk dryer vent maintenance and safety with Matthew Burrow from Dryer Vent Wizard of the Upstate. Plus, discover the "buzz" behind one of our latest Closing Contractor Mystery Sounds.
In this episode, your hosts Tommy Donovan with RIC Home Inspections and Shane Hipps with Closing Contractor re-visit some of the most memorable news stories we covered in 2017. Take note of what NOT to do as we learn from the mis-adventures of our fellow homeowners!
Tommy and Shane share their list of Christmas Gift ideas for the contractor or the DIY fan on your Christmas list. From popular and traditional ideas to new gadgets on the market, we're likely to have a suggestion that will please!