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Water Damage

12
Oct

Water leaking from upstairs bathroom to downstairs ceiling

If you notice a damp spot on your ceiling, you probably have a water leak. Depending on the structure of your home, the leak may be coming from your roof or the plumbing in one of your upstairs rooms. More often than not, the source of the leak is your bathtub or a pipe in the upstairs bathroom.  Here’s what

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14
Sep

What Should You Do if Water Is Leaking From the Roof?

Your roof should protect your home from the elements, but sometimes rain and snow can seep into your home through weak spots in the roof. Roof leaks happen as your shingles age. Your roof could be missing shingles, you might need new flashing, or some areas of your roof might need repair with roof sealant, tar, or caulk. Leaks don’t

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16
Aug

How to Prevent Water Damage From Heavy Rains

Most areas experience occasional rain, but if you live in a location that is prone to torrential rains or a long rainy season, you should know how to prepare your home for this weather and prevent serious water damage from occurring. There are several steps you can take to reduce the risk of damage to the interior and exterior of

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14
Aug

Everything You Need To Know About Drywall Water Damage

If you have only minor water damage, you may be able to repair it at home. If the damage is severe and the drywall needs to be completely replaced, you’ll need to call in a professional contractor. Additionally, sometimes water damage to drywalls is obvious, and sometimes it is harder to detect. It’s important to address visible or suspected drywall

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11
Aug

Can Appliances Be Used After a Flood?

If you have experienced water damage to your property from flooding, you may be wondering if your appliances are safe to use and whether any are damaged beyond repair. There are several precautions and factors you have to consider before trying to use or restore your appliances.  A trusted water damage restoration and repair company like DriRite can help you

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5
Jul

How to Fix Minor Water Damage on Baseboards?

Water damage is a common hassle that, unfortunately, many homeowners have to deal with. Water damage can lead to massive structural damage to the interior and exterior of your home. It is commonly caused by a leaky roof, a burst pipe, or other underlying plumbing issues. You may be surprised to learn that your baseboards are where you will often

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26
Apr

Water Damage Restoration Checklist

Did you know that water damage impacts approximately 14,000 people in the US per day? Storms, flooding, burst pipes, and appliance malfunctions are some of the common factors that lead to water damage. If your property has faced water damage, it’s important to know what to do going forward, so your home can be properly restored. Here’s a water damage

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24
Apr

5 Ways To Tell If Water Damage Is New Or Old

Water damage is a huge and often costly inconvenience. Unfortunately, it’s something that most homeowners have dealt with at one time or another. You may be surprised to learn that many people will have water damage in their homes without even knowing it. The longer water damage is left untreated, the higher the risk of mold exposure to everyone within

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23
Mar

How Much Does Water Damage Affect Home Value?

It’s not hard to imagine how water damage can affect your home’s value. But the timing couldn’t come at a worse time if you were thinking about selling your home. Upon discovering water damage, one of the first things on your mind is “Exactly how much will this drop my home’s value.”  It’s not an easy question to answer. You

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21
Mar

How Do You Tell if There Is Moisture in the Walls?

When you think of water damage, your walls might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, your walls are often one of the most common areas that suffer damage as a result of flooding, a leak, or another type of water loss. Some of the signs of damage are easy to spot, like mold growth or peeling

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