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Prep your deck


It seems that spring has sprung. And you know what springtime means: mold, mildew, and wood rot! Of course, we’re talking about decks. Spring is an ideal time to clean your deck, assess and repair any damage, and stain the boards. A little work now will keep your deck beautiful and safe. At Besel’s, our skilled handymen build, repair, and maintain decks. Whether you’d like to replace an existing deck, install a new one, or just ensure that the one you’ve got will last for years to come, we’ve got you covered. Caring for Your Deck When it comes to springtime deck maintenance, here’s what we suggest: Clean it up. Remove any debris on the deck and between boards –

New Water Heater Regulations


Get in the Right Kind of Hot Water With New Water Heater Regulations Is there a new water heater in your future? New Department of Energy (DOE) regulations may make the purchase a little more complicated.  The DOE issued new efficiency standards that took effect in April.  The updated DOE standards apply to gas, electric, […]

“Say, do you know a good handyman?”


“Say, do you know a good handyman?” We sure do!  A few, in fact. Winter is almost over and we at Besel’s know that some of you have started your spring cleaning early.  With that usually comes a refreshed to-do list of home repairs.  Yours might look something like this: Clean the gutters Install grab […]

Team Spotlight: Mike Jostmeyer


Maybe it’s his memorable last name. Could it be his bubbly personality? Or perhaps his wicked skills with hand saws and power tools? We can’t be certain, but we receive a hefty amount of positive feedback from our customers on the one, the only, Mike Jostmeyer. Mike has seen and done just about everything in […]

HVAC Replacement Permits Are a Must


We wish we could say that we’re surprised, but when you’ve been in business for 105 years, you’ve pretty much seen it all. A Kansas City Star article on Sunday pointed out that many heating and cooling contractors – even licensed providers – in the metro do not pull the required permits when replacing residential […]

Your Year-Round Home Maintenance Checklist


Buying a home can be quite the undertaking. With the satisfaction of having a place of your own comes a never-ending list of adult chores you need to complete regularly to keep your investment in good shape. At Besel’s, it’s been our business for more than a century to help folks in the Leavenworth-Lansing area […]