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How to deal with water damage from backed up AC drain

We have a central air conditioning unit that has one part of the unit in a closet. The blower connected to the ductworks and coils in this part of the unit, while outside there is a compressor and ...
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What's the best way to secure a top mount stainless steel sink, if the supplied clips don't work?

The clips under my kitchen sink are terrible. It's impossible to get them tight, and as result it's hard to keep the top caulked, and I now have water damage. The clips in question were from a ...
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Was my home's dormer flashing installed incorrectly?

I've lived in this home for two years now. Roof is probably at least 10-15 years old, perhaps 20 years. We started noticing some water stains on the ceiling soon after moving in. On a closer look, it ...
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Water Damage Between Paint and Wall

My mini split had filled the drip pan and was not draining properly. When the wall was painted some of the paint had gotten onto the mini split and it seems like it had created a channel so that when ...
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Replacing water damaged Cresdeck D-3

I own a manufactured home and I need to replace some subflooring due to water damage. The current subflooring has a stamp on it, saying it is "Cresdeck D-3". I have some rookie questions to ask: ...
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Drying solid oak flooring after water damage

The builder didn't tighten the fresh water connection on the dishwasher in my newly purchased house. It dripped for days while I was out of town, and now an area of 2 feet by 15 feet has the TIG solid ...
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Rock Pit Drain, pumping up to neighbor

My neighbour built a new home, and a laneway home, 4 years ago. I believe he has a rock pit under the back house, and drain tile leading forward to the road (city) for the front. I have been ...
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J Channel Looks Wrongly Installed And How To Fix (Water Leak)

I recently moved homes. I am getting a pretty bad leak above a window. I assumed it was the flashing, but before I even got that far I noticed the J Channel looks very wrong (to my amateur eyes). ...
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Remove damaged flooring under edge of fiberglass tub and direction of new underlayment

I am currently living in my grandmother's old house (built ~1940 or before) where I have yet to find any previous repairs done correctly. The house is a two bedroom, one bathroom mill house type ...
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My mini fridge had a frosty back wall, so I turned it off for 24 hours. There was water on the floor through the back of the fridge, why it happened?

I know that there is a drain hole, and then that water is drained through it and then evaporated by the evaporator, and when the fridge does not work - nothing will evaporate the water. So does the ...
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How to treat damped internal walls before painting?

Kitchen sanitary inwall PVC tube from above floor melted for some unknown reason, and so water entered walls for around a 1.3 year and caused damping on the first 20cm of all walls, as a result, the ...
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Crumbling bricks behind fireplace

I had the fireplace removed in my house but the back wall bricks are in bad condition. The surface is crumbly around the area behind the opening, but seem to be ok higher up. Although the quick job ...
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How to fix this water damage to ceiling?

Please see the picture, what's the best strategy to fix this? The skin which is quite thick is peeling off but the back end is quote solid. I have stopped further water leakage. Should I be cutting ...
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OSB3 (particle board) got wet during roofing - does it need to be replaced? [duplicate]

I'm putting up a large GRP flat roof. The builder has been AWOL for a while, and so the roof has been left with just OSB3 with no waterproof covering. It's been rained on for months and swelled to ...
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T1-11 siding installed horizontally

This is my home for the last 10 years with T1-11 installed horizontally in the front. Is it "wrong" to have it like that? I am not having any water issue for a decade since. But now I am selling my ...
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Repairing Water Damage on a Window Frame?

My parent's house has had a leaking window frame for the last few years. I think that the water comes in from outside the frame. I took a few pictures from outside: And the interior: How can I ...
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Subfloor Water Damage

My wife and I are in contract to purchase a home (not a new home). The inspection revealed a few things and the seller has agreed to fix all but one thing we requested. The one thing they are not ...
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How bad is this siding?

Here is the house siding that I did not notice for many years Does it look like the whole siding is rotting here? Should I replace the entire siding? Or is it OK to replace just the bad parts? By ...
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Is there a temporary solution to alleviate wet carpet stench in the basement?

Yesterday I discovered that part of the carpet in the basement is soggy and there's a sewage-like stench. I've contacted both the water damage restoration company and the insurance company to evaluate ...
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Are pressure-treated posts that have been submerged for a few days ruined?

I dug holes for four 8' 4x4 posts, and had the posts positioned and plumbed vertically in the holes, but had to leave for a couple days before I could concrete them in. In the meantime, storms came ...
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Are These Ceiling Stains From Cigarette Smoke?

We purchased a home recently and there is a lot of discoloration on the ceiling of the living room. Can someone tell me based on the photo below, if you can tell what would have caused these stains? ...
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Fixing slow water damage at top of wall

I recently noticed that there was water damage at the top corner of an exterior facing wall in one of my bedrooms. Previously, I had thought it was electrical wiring in the wall due to the snake-like ...
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How do I repair my partially rotted subfloor?

I pulled up the tile in my bathroom and discovered that the sub-floor was partially rotted near the bathtub, under the toilet. Based on the tile/mortar, it looks like whoever did this floor last ...
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Efflorescence or something else?

In my interior wall a couple of weeks ago we noticed the paint bubbling with moisture underneath. The pattern made me think of efflorescence, and there is a fine crystalline powder in some parts. My ...
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Repairing water damage to ceiling drywall where ceiling meets wall

I have a question for how best to repair interior water damage to ceiling drywall along a wide, thin section where the ceiling meets the wall. We recently experienced slight water damage to our ...
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How can I stop an air leak behind a cabinet?

A few days after buying our house, we noticed this lovely mess inside one of the kitchen cabinets. This is the cabinet next to the dishwasher, so I'm guessing there was a water leak at some point. ...
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How to Fix this Water Damage?

The area in the photo is in the bathroom next to the shower stall. The damaged area is approximately 3.5 inches wide. The previous owner of the house had allowed a leak from the shower enclosure to ...
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Avoiding mold after machine backup

My washing machine just backed up (drain pipe is clogged). Fortunately I was home and just bought a shopvac last weekend, but a lot of water got out. Also fortunately this is an unfinished basement, ...
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How can I identify the cause of ceiling water damage?

Just wondering if there is an easy way to tell if water damage on the celing is a result of a roof leak, or condensation build up in the house. Here are some pictures: https://photos.app.goo.gl/...
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Mitigation water damage to finished floor [duplicate]

I just found that the water line behind my fridge had been leaking. The water had found its way under the hardwood floor and ran between the hardwoods and the subfloor a few feet in front of the ...
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Potential issues of wet ceiling damage

Yesterday my contractor (who is in the middle of redoing an upstairs bathroom) had the outflow of his tile saw effectively draining into the space between the floor and the downstairs ceiling. I only ...
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What material is my damaged kitchen ceiling made of and how should I repair it?

I have a house built in the 1950's, 3 bedroom brick ranch in Michigan. I had a leak in my roof, which over a period of time caused the kitchen ceiling to start to fall apart, peel, and show water ...
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Moderate localized water damage that's hard to inspect from above

I have water damage in the ceiling along one end of the house. It wasn't detected for some time because it was in a room we don't often go into. There was an unpleasant musty smell, but it has abated....
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Water-Damaged Faced Insulatiion - but before install. Can I use it?

I'm working on framing a portion of my garage into a laundry room. I had an unopened package of R-13 faced insulation standing upright on the garage floor, when the garage flooded due to heavy rains. ...
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Water leaked from second floor to first (ground) floor. What should I do / be worried about?

When I was trying to fix a leaky faucet in the bathroom (2nd floor), I made a series of mistakes that lead to having some water go underneath the un-tiled section of the bathroom and into the cutout ...
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Covering damaged wood cabinet under sink

The bottom face of the wood cabinet under the kitchen sink has lots of water damage from leaks with the previous owner. I'd like to cover over this wood. However, because I also want to put in a ...
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Is this mold? Is it dangerous mold?

My elderly parents live in a condo. They saw a leak in the attic crawl space a few weeks ago. I went to take a look myself. Referencing these posts, it sure seems like mold to my untrained eye. ...
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Fixing localized paint chipping on IKEA Coffee Table

I have a white KRAGSTA coffee table from IKEA. While I was away, water spilled from the watering system I used for my plants, and seems to have travelled up the leg of the table and caused paint ...
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How should I go about a partial (bottom 1/5) exterior wall stud replacement?

I tried searching for this answer but only found one other question that seemed relevant, but doesn't exactly answer my question. My water heater blew while I was on vacation. I didn't have insurance ...
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Bad drywall job or water damage?

My wife and I just moved into a “new construction” house in Philadelphia. A few weeks ago I noticed a hairline crack on the kitchen ceiling. A few days later when working from home I saw the spot in a ...
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Drywall falling from ceiling

I have a problem in my apartment where 2 sheets of drywall are falling from my ceiling, seemingly in the full sheet and in 2 different rooms. They are coming down in rectangle shapes, with straight ...
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I need to know how to replace a water damaged wood rotten stud in a wall

I just bought a house built in 1930. The previous owners had a crack in the shower. I need to know how to replace the stud that holds up that wall as it is now rotten from water damage. The drywall is ...
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Mold in basement

I recently bought a condo and noticed that there was what appears to be a dark colored mold growing on this gypsum board that is bolted to the cement foundation in my basement. On the top of the ...
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When does glass wool need protection from damp?

We have a room projecting above our front door, with a concrete floor and 0.24m below that wooden rafters (if that is the right term, horizontal, 7 cm × 5 cm) beneath which a wooden roof (2.3m × 1.7m) ...
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Hydrostatic pressure and sump pumps

There was a recent flood in my neighborhood that caused several wet basements (directly from the river, or indirectly through rising water levels). My house didn't suffer water damage but a week or ...
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Replacing warped floor of bathroom vanity

I have a built-in vanity with double sinks in one bathroom. There was a leak in the p-trap that went on for quite a while. It soaked through the floor of the inside of the vanity and has warped it. ...
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How to deal with this water damage

I finally determined the source of the leak (How to start investigating the source of this leak in the bathroom), but now I am stuck with dealing with the water damage. It turns out that the water ...
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Repair bottom plate rot in bathroom interior wall

Just started a bathroom renovation in my (new to us) 1961 ranch house built over crawlspace in NC. I planned on new floor, new vanity & sink, new toilet, but I want to keep the cast iron enameled ...
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What's the best way to repair this hardwood floor damage? (Part 2)

This project is quickly becoming a series on diy.SE. For more background, read the previous question. Strip dimensions: 2.5" wide x 1/8" thick (cross section) Videos I watched: here and here. I'm ...
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What's the best way to repair this hardwood floor damage?

Does anyone have any better solutions for dealing with my hardwood floor damage than what I describe below? Below is a picture of my bathroom floor. Water has apparently damaged it from a toilet leak ...