What Is Dry Rot?
Dry rot is a form of timber decay caused primarily by fungal growth. It is also one of the most damaging conditions you can get in a property, severely impacting structural integrity as it aggressively spreads from one area of timber to the next.
Contrary to its name, dry rot needs moisture to flourish and grow. This moisture could come from many sources such as a drip from a leaky pipe, rain water from the roof, damaged gutters or down pipes.
Once dry rot starts growing it can inflict serious damage on timber anywhere in a property. Worst of all, the longer dry rot goes untreated the more destructive it can become. It is not all doom and gloom though, professional dry rot treatment programmes can eradicate the problem and the earlier dry rot is identified the easier, and more cost effective, treating it becomes.
When Does Dry Rot Occur?
Dry rot spores are present in almost every property to some degree and on their own they are harmless. However, if they are given sufficient moisture they will germinate and form a large fluffy cotton wool like fungus. This fungus will eventually grow into a fruiting body that will release more spores, starting the whole dry rot lifecycle all over again.
Speak to A Dry Rot Specialist
If you are experiencing some dry rot in your property then give us a call today, our surveyor will attend your property and carry out a survey to determine the measures that need to be done.