For expert dry rot treatment at an excellent price in Dorset & Hampshire, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our damp specialists!
Dry rot is one of the most severe damp problems to target the timber in your property, as it can affect almost any type of timber and spreads more rapidly than wet rot due to its aggressive fungal-like spores. If left unchecked, dry rot can have a devastating impact on the timber structure of your property, leading to serious safety hazards.
If you suspect that your property shows signs of dry rot, it’s important that you get it treated as soon as possible. Contact our damp experts for professional dry rot treatment today on 01202 737739.
What is dry rot?
Contrary to what its name suggests, dry rot is much more likely to occur in humid conditions where water vapour levels in the air are high. This is because dry rot is actually caused by a type of fungus which thrives in these conditions and eats into timber, destroying the elements in wood that give it its rigidity and strength.
The fungus associated with dry rot, otherwise known as ‘Serpula lacrymans’, requires a moisture content of around 28-30% in your timbers to take hold but to survive only requires a moisture level of 20%. The fungal spores can even travel through porous masonry, meaning that it can spread incredibly quickly and is difficult to eliminate completely without the assistance of a trained dry rot expert.
It is important to call in a professional if you believe your property may be suffering from dry rot, as it could ultimately compromise the safety of your home or commercial premises. Get in touch with our team today for professional dry rot treatment in Dorset & Hampshire.
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How do I identify dry rot?
Dry rot and its existence in your home or commercial premises indicate a deeper underlying problem with damp that should be dealt with as soon as possible and is usually accompanied by a damp and musty smell.
However, there are a number of visual signs of dry rot to look out for too:
- Damaged timbers - dry rot leads to your timbers cracking and becoming brittle. If parts of your timber easily crumble away, it's a sign that dry rot has taken hold.
- Orange dust - dry rot spreads via fungal spores which are orange in colour. If you notice high concentrations of orange spores, it's a sign that you may have a dry rot problem.
- Mycelium growth - appears as a white, fluffy substance on the surface of your timber that varies in colour from white to grey. This occurs as the dry rot fungus prepares to spread.
- Mushroom growth - advanced cases of dry rot result in mushroom-like growths that are deep orange or brown in colour.
Why choose our services for dry rot treatment and repair?
We always use low odour, low hazard HSE products that are specifically designed to cause minimal disruption while effectively removing the dry rot fungus and safeguarding your property against a future outbreak. Not only do we treat the source of the dry rot but we also repair and replace any timbers affected, so you are assured of a comprehensive dry rot service when choosing Croft Preservation!
Our dry rot treatment services are available on all types of premises, so get in touch today on 01202 737739 to find out more.