Fire and ice - both have the potential to create major disasters. First, we'll show you what to do - and, just as importantly - what not to do when a grease fire is about to turn your house into ashes in a blink of an eye. And - snow may look pretty on your roof, but how much is too much? We'll show you the silent disaster that awaits and how a few bucks can save you thousands.
How much damage can pets really do to your house? We're bringing in two Bengal tigers to accelerate the costly problems small cats and dogs can create in your home and show you the easy fix to this totally gross clean-up process. Plus, we put pedal to the metal and simulate the damage a car can do to a garage - when we mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake. An embarrassing tale, but we'll show you the simple fix.
Did you know that every American household is susceptible to hail damage? We're bringing in the big guns and swinging a real Huey helicopter through the neighborhood, dumping golf balls onto our roof just to show you the simple fix. Then, something we all need to learn - burglar-proofing a house - for the safety of your family and the security of your belongings.
What would you do if a flood hit your house? Grab your life vest because we'll simulate one - and show you how to prepare and repair a 10,000-gallon flash flood through a family room. Plus, special tips in dealing with your home owners insurance. How expensive and labor-intensive is cleaning up graffiti? We'll have an all-out paintball war to show you how to clean-up the eyesore and physical damage caused by vandals.
We'll show you how to prevent one of the grossest house disasters possible, a problem that seeps up and into more than 500,000 homes every year - reverse sewage. Plus, how much damage can extreme winds do to your house? We create a homemade hurricane to show you how to prevent your most expensive investment from unhinging itself from its foundation and what your homeowners insurance will cover.
Kitchens are often the central room in a house, but how do you fix the countless problems every kitchen seems to have? We'll show you the simple fixes every homeowner needs to know. Plus, fires of all kind threaten every home, but are you prepared? We get a fire real fire-breathing dragon to torch our own disaster house, and also show some simple pro-active steps to prevent your home turning into a pile of ash.
What abuse can your front door take? Watch us break it down with lumberjacks and build it back up with some of the coolest and safest products on the market. And if you think your yard needs a facelift, we up the ante by letting a monster truck rip around the sod and garden, leaving a path of destruction for us to fix.
Many things can damage the outside of a house - car doors, lawnmowers, grills, even landscaping. We'll take it to the next level and slam these things into the side of the house - and then show you which new replacement siding is best and why. And inside the house nothing wears down a floor faster than the wear-and-tear of dirty feet. So how do we protect it? We'll speed up the aging process with a full-on indoor parade, and then show you how to refinish the floors to a dazzling new shine.
Energy loss is a silent disaster - it drains your wallet faster than you can say "Shut that door!" We'll show you how much energy a typical home loses, and provide solutions on how to improve the efficiency of your house. And, lightning can hit any house - and has the power to short-circuit everything to a crisp. We create our own lightning storm and show you ways to prevent it from shocking anyone or anything in your home.
Fires that are caused by lint in a hot dryer happen in thousands of homes every year. We'll show you how fast lint can accumulate and provide solutions to make sure it doesn't start a fire in your home. And, old chimneys with crumbling mortar are a huge fire hazard - and often overlooked. After we take our faulty chimney apart, we'll show you the correct way to lay a new brick chimney, and how to make sure the mortar won't deteriorate in the heat. We'll also talk about products and techniques to make chimneys safe, efficient and long lasting.
Termites thrive in nearly every part of the country - and they love nothing more than feasting on the wooden structure of our homes. We'll show you the correct way to exterminate them, how to fix damaged parts of the house, as well as show you the best way to prevent termites in the first place. And to simulate when termites go too far, we'll bring in a professional-grade stump grinder to quickly show how they can compromise the structure of a house. A faulty foundation can ruin property value, so we'll show you how to fix it.
Mice, rats and other varmints can actually make homeowners sick. But poisoning them can harm you as well. We'll show you the best ways to remove them and, more importantly, make sure they never come back. And, it's one word no homeowner wants to hear - mold. We'll take food and blow it up - and then let it sit at room temperature for a week. We'll show how to remove both common and severe mold outbreaks, as well as what you can do to prevent either from happening in the first place.
Sinks get stained, chipped, cracked or smashed - and good sinks are not cheap. But we'll show you how to fix the structure of a sink - as well as the cosmetic - and it'll look good as new. And, gas explosions are catastrophic. But before we blow up a house to show you the potential danger, we'll show you how your home's gas system works along with gas detection tips that can keep your family safe.