Arsenic And Old Slats: Considerations When Building A Wooden Fence

When you are choosing a fencing material, you need to consider both how the material will hold up to the elements and how it will affect the look of your property. For their durability and incomparable aesthetic value, wooden fences are a great choice for fencing material, but you need to make sure that you buy a quality wood.  Water and Rot One of the biggest enemies of a fence is water. [Read More]

Replace The Thermocouple To Get Your Gas Furnace Back Into Operating Order

If the pilot light to your gas furnace keeps going out, you won't be able to heat your home. Replacing the thermocouple can correct the problem. This part works as a sensor and generates electricity when you turn on your furnace. If it malfunctions, however, it cannot sense that the pilot light is on and will turn off, causing the flame to go out. Replacing this part is not difficult and it will correct the problem. [Read More]

Evicting Your Tiny Rodent Roomates

Mice may look furry and cute, but having a mouse loose in your house is no laughing matter. Mice are dirty little pests that can carry disease, ruin your food, and reproduce quickly. They are also fast little creatures who like to party at night, so you may never even see your furry roommates. Mice will leave their mark by eating your food, rustling in the walls, and leaving droppings behind for you to find. [Read More]

What To Expect From An Antique Appraisal

Do you have an antique dresser that has been in the family for generations? Are you wondering how much your beloved family heirloom is worth? Here are some things that can happen when you take your furniture in for an antique appraisal: Hardware examination: Replaced hardware might affect the price of your dresser, so when you have an antique appraisal done, the appraiser will look to see if the drawer pulls, screws and nails are original to the piece. [Read More]