Water Damage & Dry Rot

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dry rot
Dry Rot Treatment Tips

Stop the damage and prevent it from spreading.

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5 Common Causes of a Strange Well Water Smell

Eliminate stinky well water with these solutions.

A home in a flooded area with water reaching up to the windows
How to Clean a Flooded Basement

Once the water's in, here's how to get it out.

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How to Repair a Digital Camera with Water Damage

It only takes a few steps to fix a damaged camera.

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Types of Water Damage that Homeowners Insurance Covers

Types of damages commonly covered by your home insurance.

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Invisible Causes of Water Damage

Read this article to learn the underlying causes of water damage.

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Prioritizing Fire and Water Damage Restoration: What to Handle First

Follow this advice to prioritize repairs when your home is damaged by water, fire, or both.

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How to Improve Borehole Stability in a Well Water System

Eliminating the seepage of undesired minerals into well water.

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How to Avoid Disputes on Water Damage Claims

Follow these steps to avoid disputes with your insurance company when filing for water damage.

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How to Clean Up After Water Damage

Here are some steps to help you clean up water damage.

A well water spigot.
Well Water Filters: How to Remove Carcinogens

Maintain your well filter for safe drinking water.

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How to Adjust the Pressure in Your Well Water System

Adjusting the pressure in your well water system is easy.

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How to Smell Water Damage

Use your senses to detect home water damage.

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Well Water Problems: How to Check for Dissolved Gas in the Water

Test your well water for dissolved gasses.

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How to Elevate Your Furnace to Prevent Water Damage

Elevate your furnace to protect it from flood damage.

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Home Water Damage Prevention: The Shower and Bathtub

Where there is water, there is potential for problems.

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How to Install Well Water Filters

Installing a well water filter is not a very difficult job.

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How to Restore Photographs That Have Water Damage

Follow these five steps to save your memories.

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How to Use Well Water Treatment Tablets

Learn how to treat your well water in two easy steps, without calling in professional help.

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How to Repair Water Damage in a Bathroom

Water damage in a bathroom can range from a soft spot on the wainscotting to a total gut of the room.

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How to Remove Sand and Minerals in Well Water

There are several methods to remove sand from your well water system.

water stained wood
How to Repair Water Stained Wood

Easily fix water stained wood surfaces in your home.

Water rings on a ceiling and around a light fixture indicate a leak.
How to Repair Ceiling Water Damage

No one wants water rings.

hardwood floor
How to Repair Dry Rot on a Hardwood Floor

The following article will explain how to repair dry rot on a wooden floor, but the method can be used elsewhere as well.

water damaged floor
How to Repair Your Water Damaged Floor

Start by removing the water.

A rag is used on a wood surface.
5 Ways to Remove Water Spots from Wood

You can remove water spots with simple household supplies.

well water
2 Common Causes of Oily Well Water

If you notice oily well water, here's what you can check.

dry rot in a home
How to Repair Dry Rot Yourself

When dry rot begins, you need to respond immediately.

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How to Repair Water Damage on a Coffee Table

If a spill on your coffee table has created water marks, follow these steps to easily remove them using products that are already available in your home.

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How to Repair a Water Damaged CD or DVD

Compact disks take a beating. When your disk incurs damage, try cleaning or even resurfacing it.

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Testing for Iron in Well Water

You should test your water for various contaminants.

water damaged hardwood floor.
How to Fix Water Damage on a Hardwood Floor

Many homeowners experience water damage.

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How to Check a House for Water Damage

Although water damage can exist anywhere inside a home, there are some important high risk areas to check first. Follow these steps to inspect a house for water damage.

dry rot
What Causes Dry Rot and How Does It Spread?

This article explains the basics of what causes dry rot and how it spreads.

Someone cleans carpet.
How to Repair Water Damaged Carpet

Follow these 5 steps when water floods your carpet.

Mold growth on a wall near a window.
How to Remove Mold After Water Damage

With a few supplies and a little work, you can remove the mold.

dry rot
Mistakes to Avoid When Treating Dry Rot

Wood that has dry rot contains an infectious fungus.

Dry rot on the side of a house.
How to Repair Dry Rot

Dry rot mainly occurs in the bathroom because of the high moisture levels.

A dry rot tire.
How to Prevent Dry Rot in Tires

Follow these two simple steps to protect your car and truck tired from dry rot.

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Well Water Problems: Why Does the Water Appear Cloudy When Initially Pumped?

Perform these tasks to determine the source of your cloudy water.

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How to Repair a Water Damaged Watch

No matter how careful you are, wristwatches can get damaged.

Wood that has water marks.
How to Restore Furniture With Water Damage

Read this article for advice on restoring your water-wrecked furniture and carpeting.

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Tenant's Rights for Water Damaged Apartments

Read this article to know your rights when it comes to water damage in your apartment.