The Money Pit Radio Show
Week of April 13, 2009

Learn green ways to clean your home, including using all natural products from your pantry and new green products from trusted manufacturers. Get tips to cut dollars off your grocery bill by planting a garden. A new survey shows you exactly how much you can save. And, learn how to stop losing electricity to “vampire electronics,” devices like cell phones, computers, printers and others that use energy, even when they are turned OFF. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about leaking brass pipes, replacing beams in a basement, silencing banging pipes, sealing a garage floor, weather-proofing windows with temporary caulk and the sure fire fix for a leaking foundation wall.

Recycling and reusing can save money and keep waste out of landfills, but is it safe? Tom and Leslie share tips to help you make sure furniture and other consumer products you might have picked up second-hand aren’t dangerous, including a website devoted 24-7 to getting the word out about those that are. Also this hour, info on a new government program that can help you cut water costs in a big way. Plus, get answers to your home improvement questions about cleaning gutters, refinishing and maintaining hardwood floors, repairing loose kitchen cabinets, dealing with mold in the garage, replacing a hot water heater, the latest on a dangerous drywall product that was imported from China, repairing a creaky truss roof and how to stop termites from eating your house.