Wet & Dry Rot
Both dry rot and wet rot can cause structural defects in buildings. Not only is it unsightly and destructive but it is also unhealthy and can grow at an alarming rate in certain conditions. Dry rot and wet rot are usually caused by dampness, running water, poor ventilation and bad maintenance or a combination of these conditions.
As dry rot spores are airborne this means that all properties are susceptible to attack, given suitable conditions. Once germination is established the fungus can spread rapidly, even through thick masonry walls, in search of the nutrients found in timber. This causes potentially widespread and extensive damage if not eradicated at an early stage.
Wet rot is a general term used to describe the majority of fungal species responsible for timber decay. Wet rot attacks wood in damp conditions and can cause significant damage over time, if left unidentified and untreated.
The sight of fungal decay can strike horror into the hearts of property owners, be it dry rot with its fruiting bodies and orangey brown spore dust or wet rot with its cotton wool-like mycelium. The Preservation Company can effectively treat and remove dry rot, wet rot and other forms of fungal decay. Should you have any concerns, contact us today for a detailed survey of your property.