Majority of the people tend to have a home as one of their biggest investment and hence the essence of taking care of it. With that in mind, one may need to consider fixing problems as early as possible. One may need to consider dry rot as one of the problems that demand early fixing. Dry rot tends to make the wooden part of your house brittle and weak making the house break down. Dry rot tends to be common in older homes especially in homes where wood was not well treated. It would be essential for one to consider reading on to know how to deal with dry rot.
It would be essential to know where to look for dry rot. Dry rot tends to sound misnamed bearing in mind that it tends to be influenced by moisture. However, the most susceptible areas tend to be areas with a water source in your home. You would also need to make sure that your gutters and downspouts remain intact and where they are damaged, there are chances that you will experience dry rot. It would be essential to list down all the areas that may experience water leaks and have them checked first.
One may need to know some of the indicators of dry rot as cracking, spits and discoloration. One may also need to have the roof checked especially on areas where the roof may have experienced any leakage. One would also need to check the points where the wood meets the ground. Areas around the toilet or the tub also tend to be susceptible of dry rot.
It would be essential to note that a simple tool such as a screwdriver can be used to detect dry rot. One would only need to penetrate the driver into the wood and in a case where it does, one would need to know that there is the presence of dry rot. It would also be essential for one to note that there some places one may note no discoloration. However, the impact of such dry rot may have an impact especially on the structural aspects of your house and hence the need to know how to find them and fix them.
Bearing in mind that dry rot tends to be progressive, one may need to make sure that he or she makes repairs as soon as possible and hence the need to start off by stopping the source of moisture. One may need to make sure that the problem is properly diagnosed and it is not mistaken with other types of damages.