Fix It Home Improvement

This week we are talking about pool maintenance and some pool tips. We had Matt from Swim University give us some hot tub tips. Matt has an excellent website at http://www.swimuniversity.com/. He also has a great channel on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/SwimUniversity

Our sponsor this week is Moso Natural air purifying bags. You can check them out at http://mosonatural.com/. It is an all natural bamboo charcoal that will absorb odors for 2 years. Visit their website Moso Natural and give them a try.

You can visit our YouTube channel for home improvement videos Fix It Home Improvement. You can contact us at fixitpodcast@gmail.com. Subscribe on ITunes or Stitcher to hear us weekly. Talk to you next week.

Direct download: Pool_Tips_Pool_Maintenance_Hot_Tub_Tips.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm CST

This week we talk about how to control mosquitoes, flies and gnats. We cover some of the most popular and effective products and a natural mosquito repellent. I share my tips for a bug free party. You can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. Visit our YouTube channel, Fix It Home Improvement Channel for home repair videos https://www.youtube.com/user/hardwarehelper. Contact us at fixitpodcast@gmail.com. Talk to you next week.

Direct download: Back_Yard_Pests.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm CST

This week we talk about what to look for when purchasing an outlet. We talk about some tips on how to wire a GFCI and what electrical testers are the best for a homeowner to have. You can check out our home repair videos on our YouTube channel, Fix It Home Improvement https://www.youtube.com/user/hardwarehelper. You can contact us at fixitpodcast@gmail.com. If you like the show please subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher and give us a review and rating. Talk to you next week.

Direct download: Outlet_Episode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm CST

This week we talk about some interesting facts about ants and the best way to control them. What products are best for inside and outside the house. Subscribe to get our podcast every week and please share. You can visit our Fix It Home Improvement channel on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/hardwarehelper. Give us feedback at fixitpodcast@gmail.com. If you like the show please give us a review on iTunes. Talk to you next week.

Direct download: Ants_and_How_to_Kill_Ants.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30pm CST

This week we talk about some of the changes in toilets. There is no longer a universal toilet flap. I talk about Sani Seal and why I like it. Here is a link to watch me replace a toilet gasket https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2ZXo9k26s4. Visit our YouTube channel for more tips https://www.youtube.com/user/hardwarehelper. If you like the show please leave a review and 5 stars on iTunes, it helps our ranking. Talk to us at fixitpodcast@gmail.com. Talk to you next week.

Direct download: Toilet_Tips.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm CST

This week we talk about weed killer for your lawn. We talk about dandelions, thatch and some products that do a great job at keeping your lawn beautiful. You can subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. If you liked the episode, please leave a review. Give us feed back at fixitpodcast@gmail.com. Check out our videos on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/hardwarehelper. Talk to you next week.

Direct download: Lawn_Weed_Control.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm CST

This week we talk about how to pick an outdoor extension cord. How the wrong cord can shorten the life of your power tools and be a fire hazard. We also talk about power strips and what to look for in a quality surge protector. Thanks to our sponsor The Drain Claw at http://www.thedrainclaw.com/. Please subscribe and tell a friend. Talk to you next week with more tips. Give us feedback at fixitpodcast@gmail.com. Check out our videos on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/hardwarehelper

Direct download: Extension_Cord_Episode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:47pm CST

This week we are talking about different types of dirt, peat and mulch.

We talked to Barry from Jonathan Green. He had some great information about how to keep your lawn and the microorganisms in your soil healthy.

You can check out Jonathan Green on their website http://www.jonathangreen.com/

Thanks to our sponsor The Drain Claw at http://www.thedrainclaw.com/

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Direct download: Lawn_Soil_Potting_Soil_and_Lawn_Care_Tips.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:12pm CST

This week we cover some great tips for water heaters. There have been some big changes in gas water heaters. They now have a flame arrestor and a filter to prevent explosions and fires. You now have to keep these parts clean to prevent the pilot light from going out. You no longer have a traditional thermocouple on many water heaters.

We talk about some great routines to keep your water heater safe. It is amazing that a water heater can explode if you don't check your relief valve regularly.

We explain what an expansion tank will do for your water heater and appliances.

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Thanks to our sponsor The Drain Claw

Direct download: Water_Heater_Tips.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm CST

This week we talk about how to prevent and kill crabgrass. There are some excellent non-toxic products that will keep crabgrass and other weeds from germinating and also fertilize your lawn. We then cover some simple tips for your lawn mower and how you should be mowing.

Direct download: Crabgrass_Episode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:16am CST