Here's an overview of this week's three-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour: Talking Trees
John Eisenhower & Stephen Price of Integrity SavATree join us with special guest Ann Young to talk about how to #PruneMesquites & the tree of the month: #TexasOlive
On the House Hour: New And Improved Luxury Vinyl Flooring!
Have you looked down at your flooring lately? Perhaps it's time to replace it & Rosie-Certified Special Guest Bram Flooring will join us with a great solution.
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Weekly To-Do: Controlling #WaterConsumption | Join Rosie & Romey to discover how you can better control your household water consumption. Plus Special Guest Jeff Fleetham, Director of Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ROC) will join us - Don't miss it!
Got A Question? Call in!
John Eisenhower and Stephen Price from SavATree Integrity Tree Service joined by Richard Adkins and Ann Young. Talking Tree Of The Month: Texas Olive Tree.
When properly placed, the Texas Olive Tree has beautiful color, blooms and shade. Thick leaves, evergreen, from a shrub to a properly pruned tree. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
Slow growing tree, full sun, drought tolerant.
Tree tips for lack of rain includes deep watering and mulch.
Best time to water in peak of summer. How a soil probe helps to determine how much water your tree needs. Proper amount of mulch and the advantage of fresh wood chip.
Our panel talks about the benefits of trees with stories of why they love trees so much!
Great reference Trees Are Good.org on maintaining trees in an urban enviroment.
CALLER: Has a struggling 15 year old Palo Brea tree. One side of the tree has little leaves.
Explaining girdling roots. Why they happen and how to avoid them when you plant a tree.
Any solutions to get rid of tree beetles.
John's story of the discovery of a tree along the Black River in North Carolina that was over 2600 years old. The method used to determine its age. The 5th oldest tree on the planet.
What forest and trees looked like dating back to the 1200's. And changes in climate from older trees over the centuries.
Mitch Taylor and Virgil Whitehead of Bram Flooring talk about the latest trends of flooring.
Mitch's story of Bram Flooring and the area they serve. And Virgil's story as production manager.
Vinyl planks and tile are the most popular flooring. And a discussion about new waterproof backing for carpet to clean stains out.
Discussion of the prep work when installing floors. Tile floors are long lasting when properly installed.
Flooring trends that have come and go.
CALLER: Has a tile spot in the living room that need replacement. Original tile no longer available. Solution to fix without installing a whole new floor.
Rosie's story of his early experience of installing floors.
CALLER: Keeping the existing saltillo tile but wants to know if installing vinyl wood planks a room at a time job or clearing out all the rooms to install at the same time while they live in the home.
Explanation of the installation of the vinyl wood plank and why it should be done by a professional. Planks have a underlayment for moisture resistance and sound. And some of the pricing.
Maintenance and other facts about vinyl wood plank.
CALLER (not air): Solutions to fix a crack on tile.
Bram Flooring takes an education based approach to the customer on what kind of flooring based on the needs.
CALLER (not air): Can you turn off the air conditioner when leaving for the summer if I have a vinyl plank floor?
Director of The Arizona Registrar Of Contractors Jeff Fleetham. Having a seamless operation of the department following CDC guidelines.
Open for business on line for license applications, renewals, changes and file complaints. Appointment only for office visits.
Discussion of construction that hasn't stopped since Covid-19 hit and busy as ever. Its the other surge no one notices. Don't expect a project to start right away.
Jeff explains the significance of The Arizona Registrar Of Contractors. The difference from other states is its a Cabinet position and Jeff's boss is The Governor. Established in 1931.
They license the business, not the individual.
Explaination of the Recovery Fund. Only accessable if you contracted with a properly licensed business.
Example of how The Recovery Fund works. Its a level of protection not many states have for the homeowner if there's a problem with a contractor's work. And its limits.
TEXT: Electrician from Wisconsin who is licensed in that state. Can he apply for a license in Arizona?
TEXT: Explain something called The Handyman Exemption. (There is no such thing ). Jeff details what does and does not need a license.
CALLER: Followup from a listener who had a water hammering problem. She described what Walker Plumbing did to solve her problem.
Nice 'Thank You' card from a listener who had Lightning Busters install a lightning protection system.
CALLER (off air): Curious that the complaint resolution/recovery fund seems complicated. Jeff explains how to avoid it completely.
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