Evelyn Auer

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Evelyn Auer is Assistant Editor for BobVila.com. She has previously worked as a writer and editor in the fashion, art, home, and lifestyle industries with work appearing in PATTERN, Indianapolis Monthly, and other publications. Outside of work, she enjoys all manner of making, including knitting, baking, and herb gardening (with varying levels of success) and believes any DIY project requires a little bit of patience and a lot of good background music. Connect with Evelyn Auer on LinkedIn.

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NOVEMBER 28, 2022 | MONDAY
Solved! Who Installs Dryer Vents?

Q: As part of a recent home renovation project, I decided to move my washer and dryer to another part of the house. The only problem is, there is no dryer vent in the location I had in mi...

NOVEMBER 23, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs in a Mattress in 5 Steps

On the list of household pests that homeowners dread the most, bed bugs rank fairly high. The reason? Bed bugs infiltrate the one place that should be a comforting refuge at the end of th...

OCTOBER 28, 2022 | FRIDAY
Solved! Here's Who to Hire for a Bathroom Remodel

Q: My primary bathroom is in desperate need of a remodel—the fixtures are dated, the tile is damaged, and I’d love to replace my old tub with a walk-in shower. The problem is I have no id...

OCTOBER 28, 2022 | FRIDAY
Solved! Who Do You Hire to Remodel a House? 4 Pros to Consider

Q: I’ve been in my house for a couple of decades, and I think it’s time I did a large-scale remodel. But with such a big project, I have no idea who to call first to do the work. Who do y...

OCTOBER 28, 2022 | FRIDAY
Solved! 4 Reasons Why Your Gas Fireplace Smells Like Gas

Q: A few minutes after I turned on my gas fireplace this evening, I noticed a faint gas smell. I am concerned about the possibility of a leak. Is it worrisome that my gas fireplace smells...

OCTOBER 28, 2022 | FRIDAY
How to Get Rid of Roof Rats and Prevent Them From Coming Back

It might start with scuttling sounds coming from the attic or bite marks in cereal boxes, but if you have roof rats, they will likely make their presence known one way or another. But wha...

OCTOBER 17, 2022 | MONDAY
How to Choose a Termite Company: 5 Considerations Before Hiring

Finding signs of termites in a home can understandably send homeowners spiraling. They may wonder how long they’ve had termites or how much damage has already been done. Indeed, homeowner...

SEPTEMBER 27, 2022 | TUESDAY
Solved! Who Installs Skylights?

Q: I’ve finally decided to add a skylight to my home. However, I’ve heard a few horror stories about leaking, so I want to make sure the installation is done right. I’m not sure whether t...

SEPTEMBER 26, 2022 | MONDAY
Solved! How Often Should I Really Clean My Gutters?

Q: I usually put off cleaning my gutters until late fall when I get my house ready for winter. But after a recent storm, I noticed rain overflowing from them and pooling around the house....

SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! Who Do I Call to Fix My Washing Machine?

Q: Help! Our washing machine stopped working yesterday, and the dirty laundry is already beginning to pile up. I know I can’t do the repair myself, but I’m not sure whether to call an app...