How to Get Rid of Tobacco Smoke Smell and Stop Gagging

Photo Credit: geralt / Pixabay There are few things more disgusting than having to clean up a house or apartment that been saturated to the core with cigarette or another tobacco smoke smell!   If you’ve ever spent time around a smoker, you know the odor lingers – long after they’ve left the room.  But for…

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Causes of Mold in Attic and How to Repair

LESLIE: Cyl (sp) in Ohio has a question about mold in attic. Welcome to The Money Pit. How can we help you? CYL (sp): I had recently put a new roof on a log-cabin house. TOM: OK. CYL (sp): And there was – it was previously a roof with a ceiling inside. So they put…

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How to Prevent Mold on Driveway

LESLIE: David in Massachusetts has a mold on driveway issues he’s dealing with. Tell us what you’re seeing. DAVID: I have a problem. I have a driveway, which is about six years old. And in the summer, we get mold up on the shady area. Not too much but enough. It comes about maybe 2…

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Leaking Window Allowing Mold to Grow

LESLIE: Now, we’ve got Charlotte on the line with a leaky-window question that’s causing mold. What’s going on at your money pit? CHARLOTTE: We have a problem with our double-pane windows. I go around every morning in the winter and dry out the windows. And we’ve got mold showing up in there. I’ve tried the…

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A Rolling Stone Gathers no Moss, but Roofs Do: #1023171

TOM: Coast to coast and floorboards to shingles, this is The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show. I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete. TOM: What are you working on this beautiful fall weekend? Hey, Halloween is just a week away. Have you been decorating your house? Are all those lights and pumpkins exactly…

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Construction Dust Control: Asthma and Remodeling Ventilation

Living through a major home remodel can turn anyone’s life topsy-turvy, but when you suffer from asthma, it can become a hazard to your health. That’s why it’s important to hire a contractor who knows how to control indoor air pollutants like dust during a home remodel, according to the National Association of the Remodeling…

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Appliance Filters

TOM: For a cozy winter indoors, why not filter out the allergens build-up and grime that reduce energy efficiency? Hi. I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute. TOM: This time of year, HVAC systems and appliances get a real workout, thanks to more heating, cooking, and entertaining.…

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Cool Tips for a Hot Summer – #0710172

TOM: Coast to coast and floorboards to shingles, this is The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show. I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete. TOM: Look around your home, look around your yard. What home improvement project do you want to get done? Then pick up the phone and call us at 888-MONEY-PIT because…

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What’s Causing A Musty House Smell in the Summer?

LESLIE: Brian in Arkansas is on the line and has a mysterious odor in the house. What’s going on? BRIAN: I’ve got a crawlspace under my house of about 1,900 square feet. And we’ve noticed, the last several years – only in the summer, when we go away for the long weekend – we come…

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