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water damage

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…