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Episode 27 - Home Design Trends for the New Year

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.

Duration: 00:16:03

Episode 26 - Glenco Fireplaces - Gas Log Safety and Maintenance

Gas fireplace logs are the topic in this episode as Glenco Fireplaces joins Tommy and Shane in the studio to discuss some of the maintenance and safety issues that homeowners commonly miss.

Duration: 00:19:11

Episode 25 - Closing Contractor - How to Choose The Right Contractor

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 and visit our "Shows" page if our Photos from the Field are not in your show description.

Duration: 00:17:48

Episode 24 - Wood Stove Efficiency, Dryer Vent Maintenance, Buzzing Mystery Sound

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.

Duration: 00:17:30

The Home Pros Year in Review - Top Phone Calls and Trivia Challenges of 2017

Tommy and Shane review some of the more memorable Home Pros Radio Show trivia challenges and entertaining phone calls from this past year. Listen in to see if your favorite moments made our list!

Duration: 00:22:36

The Home Pros Year in Review - Top News of 2017

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!

Duration: 00:19:19

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Do-It-Yourselfer

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!

Duration: 00:19:46

All Clear Plumbing - Your Plumbing System Explained - Part 2

Tommy and Shane continue their discussion about your home's water supply system with Scott Smith from All Clear Plumbing. In this episode we discuss pressure regulators, water hammer arresters, and expansion tanks which we use to keep your plumbing supply system healthy.

Duration: 00:18:46

Winter Fire Safety with the Greenville City Fire Department

Lieutenant Will Broscious with the Greenville City Fire Department joins Tommy and Shane in the studio to discuss some important fire safety concerns that every homeowner should keep top of mind during the winter months. Plus, we cover some general fire safety guidelines for your home in our Home Pros Trivia Challenge.

Duration: 00:20:37

Utility Bill Spikes - How to Troubleshoot and Prevent this Unwanted Expense

Tommy and Shane discuss some of the conditions in your home that may be unnecessarily increasing your cost of living. Learn how to troubleshoot the cause of an unusually high utility bill while also gaining some insight on simple tasks that you can do now to save energy and money.

Duration: 00:18:56

All Clear Plumbing - Your Plumbing Supply System Explained - Part 1

After identifying a rather comical plumbing supply configuration under a home (see our photo download), Tommy and Shane invite Master Plumber Scott Smith with All Clear Plumbing onto the show to discuss their findings and why these conditions should not be a part of your home's plumbing system. Join us as we review all of the things that every homeowner should know about your plumbing supply system and how it works!

Duration: 00:19:53

Living With Type 1 Diabetes

In this episode, Tommy and Shane veer off topic in observance of Diabetes Awareness Month. With three children that have been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, Tommy's family is faced with the challenge of managing this disease on a daily basis. One doctor who is leading the campaign to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes is Pediatric Endocrinologist Dr. Bryce Nelson who has been treating Tommy's children since their first child was diagnosed in 2009. Join the Home Pros as Dr. Nelson and Tommy's...

Duration: 00:26:35

Laundry Room Ventilation, Flooring Insulation, Inspecting New Construction

In our RIC Home Inspections photo from the field, Tommy and Shane share a picture of a laundry room and ask our listeners to identify the two potential hazards that are present in the room. This assignment spurs further discussion regarding those critical items that home inspectors can help to identify in your home but typically go unnoticed. Download and view our laundry room photo using the link in our show description.

Duration: 00:19:01

Carolina Heating Service - How Geothermal Systems Work

Scott Kelly with Carolina Heating Service and Steve Weitzel with Water Furnace join Tommy and Shane in the studio talk about geothermal heating systems. Learn about their history, how they operate, and why they are becoming a popular and economical heating and cooling option for our homes.

Duration: 00:15:39

Home Pros Fall Home Maintenance Checklist - Part 2

In this episode, we review the remaining items from our Home Pros Radio Show Fall Home Maintenance Checklist which covers the projects that you can do to prepare your home for the winter months. Included are segments of the radio show with special guests Dave Ramsey with LeafGuard of South Carolina and Scott Kelly with Carolina Generators. Download and print your copy of our checklist along with this podcast.

Duration: 00:18:00

Paranormal Investigation Team, Greenville - Studying and Verifying Actual Paranormal Activity

In observance of Halloween, Tommy and Shane invite Adam Burgess and Phillip Caston with Paranormal Investigation Team Greenville into the Home Pros Studio. In this special extended episode we discuss the scientific methods used to verify the presence of actual ghostly events in our homes. We also spend time sharing the stories behind our own personal brushes with real paranormal events. Be sure to download our photo of the "Woman In The Window" which is included in this podcast's show...

Duration: 00:30:01

Home Pros Fall Home Maintenance Checklist - Part 1

Tommy and Shane review our Home Pros Radio Show Fall Home Maintenance Checklist with our podcast host Sarah Parlier. These are the home maintenance projects that you can tackle this fall in order to be sure that your home is prepared for the winter months. Download and print your copy of our checklist along with this podcast.

Duration: 00:17:12

Cantey Foundation Services - Identifying and Repairing Foundation Issues

Tommy and Shane welcome Trey Smedley with Cantey Foundation Services as they discuss common settling issues that can occur in your home and what can be done to fix them. Additionally, they discuss the types of settling cracks that can develop in your foundation and how to determine when a significant foundation concern may be present.

Duration: 00:18:36

Electrical Disconnecting, Flea Treatment, Flashing

Tommy and Shane discuss an electrical system that regularly mysteriously turns off on a tenant, Scout's Pest Control calls in to help a listener with a flea problem, and then we discuss the importance of proper flashing installation.

Duration: 00:15:46

All About Flooring - Choosing and Maintaining the Wood Floors in Your Home

Tommy and Shane welcome Lew Grass with All About Flooring as they discuss the various types of wood flooring that are available to install in your home. We also talk about common issues related to maintaining and repairing the wood floors in your home.

Duration: 00:17:25

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