August 2017 (91)
Hurricane Harvey
Video: Preparation & Post-storm Recovery
Jim talks about preparing your home for the storm and what to do after to minimize damage and aid in recovery.

Prepare yourself & your home:
  • Fill your vehicles with fuel
  • Have ample supply of fuel for your generator
  • Secure all loose items in your yard including lawn furniture and gas grills
  • Cover windows with plywood -- tape will not prevent windows from breaking. Consider securing plywood with specialized clips such as Plylox
Special Facebook Live Broadcast
This Saturday at 2:00pm.
KTRH will be airing storm coverage around the clock, so your usual Texas Home Improvement will not be on at 2pm. Join Jim on Facebook where he will be answering your questions live - Harvey or home improvement related.
Stay Informed -- Tune into KTRH 740 AM
KTRH Storm Watch Page
Outstanding source for the latest radars, forecasts, warnings, evacuation information, cancellations and closings.
Also links to weather organizations, local county contacts and more..
Your Questions -- Jim's Answers
Wet or Moldy AC Vents

If your AC vents are dripping or you've noticed mold, Jim tells you where to check for the likely cause and how to remedy it.

Can I save money if I buy a product and then have a contractor install it?
Joe needs new attic vents and is wondering if he should buy them online and have a contractor install them. While low prices online or in the box store can be tempting, Jim explains a few things to keep in mind before you go this route.

Style Trend: Large Format Tiles
Go Big or Go Home!
The hottest trend in flooring right now is large format tiles. That includes all kinds of tiles...ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, glass, wood look and more. When each tile covers more square feet, fewer grout lines are required during installation, resulting in a more streamlined look that is easier to clean.
But, know that your installation is a slightly different and you should use a medium bed mortar. So whether you are doing it yourself or hiring a contractor make sure the proper installation process is used.
Watch Alicia Stettler of Floor & Decor breakdown what is hot in large tiles now.
Get the right tools and materials for installing large tiles - watch now.
Get Free VIP Passes to the Du-West's "Oktoberfest" party at the Pasadena Rodeo Barbecue Cook-off Sept 16th 6:00-10:00pm
Delicious barbecue & German food, ice cold beverages, live music and hundreds of new friends...basically it's a gigantic party. And Jim will be hosting a limited number listeners in his booth as VIPs for the big event.
The Du-West tent will be rocking with 3 live bands:
The THI Band - featuring American Idol finalist Tim Urban
The Happy Wanderers - Authentic German Music
Critical Mass - Classic Rock & Country
Don't miss all the fun and Jim in his lederhosen!
Dallas Home & Garden Show
September 8-10
Head over to Dallas Market Hall, September 8-10 for the 34th Annual Dallas – Texas Home & Garden Show. You will have access to hundreds of companies and can visit with vendors one-on-one to learn more about the latest indoor and outdoor trends and solutions.
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