Wet & Dry Rot
Two common causes of fungal decay are wet and dry rot. Both can potentially lead to serious structural damage to timber, so it's better to identify and treat it early.
Dry rot is caused by moisture but very often there is no apparent source of it. It appears as brown rot decay, it makes wood crack and eventually deteriorate into powder. The biggest problem with it is that it can travel from timber to other materials and then more work is required to treat it. This is why it needs to be recognised as early as possible and treated accordingly. Common reasons for it to appear are leaks from bathrooms and kitchens, condensation, etc.
To treat this, the source of dampness needs to be removed and the ventilation needs to be improved for the affected area. Also timber needs to get checked and any affected parts should be removed and replaced by pre-treated wood. Because other areas may still get affected they should be treated with fungicide in the form of a spray. If other structures are affected they need to be sterilized.
Wet rot is caused by high levels of humidity or by leaks and dampness in particular spots that often come from gutter leaks, roofing defects, plumbing leaks etc. It appears normally as brown or white damp and the brown one is commonly known as cellar fungus. To treat it, the cause needs to be identified and removed.
We offer a complete survey of your home and the affected areas to be able to recommend and carry out the most effective treatment.