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Honest Home Podcast

Feb 28, 2019

In this episode we talk about water management (especially in light of the record snowfall we had this month!) and how to ensure the spring thaw doesn't leave your basement flooded. We also take a look at landscaping. Our listener question is about repairing loose tiles, and our W.hat T.he F.ail is a heaved deck! See...


Feb 25, 2019

Today we answered several questions from listeners Alesha and Nick who live in an older home in Minneapolis. Topics covered: Hardwood floors, asbestos, paint stripping, and more hardwood floors. They even supplied our W.hat T.he Fail for the week: placing trim around boiler baseboard heaters. Visit our show notes page...


Feb 21, 2019

In this episode Christopher and Theresa walk down memory lane and discuss the homes they've owned, the deferred maintenance issues they faced in each home, and what they learned along the way. Also in this episode: door rot - what might cause it and how to address it! Visit our show notes for photos and...


Feb 15, 2019

Main topic: Ice dams

In this episode we tackle that seasonal foe, ice dams. We describe what causes ice dams, how to prevent and/or remove them safely, and take a look at the role your attic ventilation and insulation plays in the formation of ice dams.

We also discuss Zonolite, an insulation material used between...


Feb 14, 2019

After many years of being podcast enthusiasts, Christopher and I are excited to announce the launch of our very own podcast!

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...