How to Repair Dry Rot

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Dry rot can be a big problem in a household. It mainly occurs in the bathroom because of the high moisture levels in the room. If you notice dry rot in your house, it’s extremely important to repair it as quickly as possible. These steps will help you repair dry rot.

Step 1 - Locate All of the Dry Rotted Areas

The first step is to find out what is rotted. In bathrooms, dry rot can usually be found near a fixture that can leak such as under the tube, tile, or toilet area.

Step 2 - Remove the Rotted Wood

After locating it you will want to remove all of the wood that is rotted. If there is a leak that caused it, you must fix it right away.

Step 3 - Replace the Wood

When replacing the wood, you may want to try to use pressure treated wood rather than normal wood as it’s more durable. Finally, you will want to seal it and make sure everything is dry before walking on it.

Step 4 - Inspect for Other Problems Caused by Dry Rot

Dry rot can cause several problems to a home and the occupants. The house can suffer major wood damage and even warping if it’s not repaired in a timely manner. Also, the occupants may suffer from mold growing in the dry rot, which can lead to health problems.