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Maintenance  /  September 17, 2021

How to Take Care of Wood Rot and Dry Rot

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Discover Reliable Tips on How to Take Care of Wood Rot and Dry Rot in Pensacola, FL & Surrounding Areas

A yearly responsibility for taking care of your home is checking your house for the occurrence of wood rot or dry rot. These two different situations can cause damage to you home and can incur costs due to repairs and the damages. If you are unsure about the difference or how to look for dry rot or wood rot in your home, here are several ways you can go about this.

Wood Rot

Wood rot is caused by moisture leaking or building up in your home. You can identify it by the wood being discoloration, swelling, softness, or an odor. Use a long-handled screwdriver and a flashlight to look in areas of your home such as the attic, crawl spaces, bathrooms, wet room, basement, around windows, siding, and entry ways. Once located, the affected area needs to be dried out and possibly removed. Next, seal it with a copper or borate wood preservative. Wood rot can be prevented by removing any standing water on wood, installing a bathroom fan, or a dehumidifier in the basement.

Dry Rot

Dry rot is a fungal infection that can affect large sections of wood. The wood can become brittle, have gray lines, growths, and orange spores. These sections will need to be removed and replaced by lumber pre-treated with fungicide.

Depending on your work schedule, age, and mobility, looking for these kinds of rots can be a lot of work. If you need some help, or you think you found evidence of wood rot and dry rot in your home, call a professional craftsperson to come take a look. They will be able to identify and repair or remove the affliction for you. This way, every year, you can rest easy knowing your home is in top health. Keep an eye out for leaks, repair, and rots, and enjoy your home knowing it is in good shape.

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