The Money Pit Radio Show
Week of May 11, 2009

A recession means it’s time to get back to basics, like taking a StayCation instead of an expensive vacation! This hour Tom and Leslie talk deck safety tips to help make sure your decks is sturdy for the summer. Also learn how to storm-proof your backyard and how to safely clean up from a broken window. We’ll also learn about a new insect trap called the WHY trap which captures wasp, hornets and yellow jacket traps. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about painting a steel door, resurfacing a leaking flat roof, solving plumbing drain problems, cleaning gutters with mildew stains, replacing kitchen cabinets, cleaning cigarette smoke smell, insulating an attic and noisy plumbing pipes.

As the weather warms up and kids head outside, get tips to keep them safe. Tom and Leslie cover how to choose surfaces for backyard playgrounds, and deliver important guidelines for pool safety, including how to set up “layers of protection” that will keep kids protected.  Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about bathroom ventilation, paneling, hard water, repairing damaged carpets, removing stains from a hardwood floor, fixing a running toilet and installing molding.