19 episodes

The Honest Home Podcast is an educational podcast about home maintenance. We'll get into the nitty gritty of what typical preventative maintenance looks like, answer listener questions about home maintenance concerns, and share a weekly What The Fail (WTF?) photo either from our catalog of home inspection photos or from listener submissions. Visit http://www.thehonestinspector.com/ for episode extras.

Honest Home Podcast Theresa & Christopher Meis

    • Education
    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

The Honest Home Podcast is an educational podcast about home maintenance. We'll get into the nitty gritty of what typical preventative maintenance looks like, answer listener questions about home maintenance concerns, and share a weekly What The Fail (WTF?) photo either from our catalog of home inspection photos or from listener submissions. Visit http://www.thehonestinspector.com/ for episode extras.

    Storage

    Storage

    Most of us have a lot of stuff. A great deal of that stuff is useful, but that doesn't mean it has to be immediately accessible at all times. In this episode we take a verbal stroll through the home and discuss the many storage options available for the variety of room types and needs most homeowners have.

    • 22 min
    The Straight Poo About Sewers

    The Straight Poo About Sewers

    Oh, yay! It's time to talk about sewers! Because of Taro Gomi's classic book, we all know that every home needs a way to manage waste. In this episode we talk about all types of sewers, what a sewer scope inspection will find, and talk about many gross and fascinating things. We also address the perennial question: What should I work on first in my new home?? Show notes page: https://www.thehonestinspector.com/?p=1025

    • 22 min
    Radon 101

    Radon 101

    This week we talk about radon - what it is, where it comes from, how to measure it, and how to mitigate. The State of Minnesota recently enacted a law requiring licensure for radon measurement professionals, and as a part of that licensure, Christopher has to complete several hours of continuing education a year. In this episode he shares some of the things he learned at his last class. Show notes: https://www.thehonestinspector.com/?p=1015

    • 18 min
    Central Air Unit Maintenance

    Central Air Unit Maintenance

    Hey, guess what? It's hot and humid in Minnesota during the summer! Crazy, right?! Anyway, we know that routine cleaning and maintenance of things that we operate by pushing a magic button on the wall are tasks that slip by us all too easily, so we're here to remind you of what you need to do to ensure your AC unit is in tip-top shape this summer. Show Notes: https://www.thehonestinspector.com/2019/07/15/central-air-unit-maintenance/

    • 20 min
    Electricity!

    Electricity!

    Most of what we cover in this episode is: Electricity can kill you. Never hesitate calling a licensed electrician to handle the work for you. Having said that, we do cover some homeowner DIY basics - swapping out lights, switches, and outlets. We also discuss common electrical problems we've found on inspections. Show notes: https://www.thehonestinspector.com/2019/06/05/electricity/

    • 24 min
    Painting 101

    Painting 101

    Painting is something most homeowners feel they can tackle on their own. If you've never painted before, or you just want to get some tips from an expert, we'll talk you through tools and technique in this week's episode. Also: Theresa has a revelation that emphasizes the value of enunciation! Show notes: https://www.thehonestinspector.com/?p=1001

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

jgoray ,

Informative and Entertaining

Nice "bite sized" episodes which give enough of a dive into a specific topic that a homeowner who wasn't raised to know how to care for a house can get a clue of where to start. I'm looking forward to more episodes some day.

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