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How to Deal with Water Damage After Flooding

How to Deal with Water Damage After Flooding

Identify the source, prevention, salvage and flood insurance are the keys to dealing with water damage after a flood.

An Introduction to Flood Insurance

An Introduction to Flood Insurance

As parts of Tennessee continue to clean up after massive flooding and spring severe weather causes deluges throughout the country, there’s no time like the present for a brief introduction to flood insurance. My fiance works as a flood insurance underwriter, so he was full of ideas on how to […]

4 Simple Solutions For A Drop Ceiling

4 Simple Solutions For A Drop Ceiling

I remember the first time I saw what is now our house in person. I walked into the living room, my eyes following the giant bay windows up, up, up to the ceiling and saw … gridlines. There was a drop ceiling. I remember saying to my then-fiance that the […]

Water Damage Repair: What Can You Salvage

Water Damage Repair: What Can You Salvage

When water damage occurs, the first step is assessing the source of the water and thus its category. This is important because the category determines what can be saved and what can’t be saved. Let’s start with the easy diagnosis: Category III Water Remember, category III water has either sewage […]

Water Damage Repair – Getting Started

Water Damage Repair – Getting Started

A few months back we featured a series on identifying, isolating and drying water damage in the home. The series left off after an effective drying system is set-up, and your home is on its way back to a livable condition. Over the next week or so, we will look […]

Water Damage – Prevention & Drying

In Parts I and II of this series, we learned how to safely approach water damage and identify and stop the source. Now we will discuss preventing the spread of water damage and setting up effective drying systems for light water damage. Step 4: Prevent Further Damage Furnishings: Immediately relocate […]

Water Damage – The Source

Step 2: Identify the Source Water damage has three categories that identify the source of the damage. Category I is clean, potable (drinkable) water. This is water coming from an overflowing sink or bathtub, or perhaps from a broken water supply line or a fixture shut-off valve. This is the […]

Water Damage – Check for Danger

Water Damage – Check for Danger

My daughter loves throwing her pacifier around her room; not yet understanding that throwing her pacifier while in her crib makes said pacifier unavailable for the remainder of her nap. As a result, my wife and I hunt for pacifiers daily, finding them in all sorts of interesting locations. I […]

Buckled Wood Floor Solutions

Buckled Wood Floor Solutions

From the Brownstoner forums we came across this unsightly photo of wood floor panels that have buckled up. Hiding under our couch for has been a speed bump in the form of buckled floor boards. The warp spans about 10 slats across and about 8 feet long and at the […]

Fix a Hole in the Ceiling

Fix a Hole in the Ceiling

A reader sent in this photo of a hole in their kitchen ceiling which they recently patched with duct tape. Obviously the duct tape won’t due and it looks like there could be further water damage around the hole. If it’s a plaster ceiling here are some steps to fix […]

What Lurks Beneath…the Wallpaper

What Lurks Beneath…the Wallpaper

This houseblogger has uncovered a badly damaged wall after removing the stubborn wallpaper that also took the plaster with it.

Protect Your Home from Flooding

Protect Your Home from Flooding

Natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and rain storms, aren’t the only way water can enter your home and cause damage. You should also inspect and repair the points of entry that water already has into your home such as your refrigerator, dishwasher, sink, clothes washer, water heater, and air-conditioner. […]