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Dry and Wet Rot are both fungal infestations caused by damp conditions. The fungus can be removed, but the cause of damp will also need to be established, and rectified, to ensure no further outbreaks. There are no health risks directly associated with these forms of timber rot, but the fabric of your home can be substantially damaged in a short time if the activity is bad. Call us today for free, no obligation advice.

Wet Rot has to have a timber environment with a moisture level of approximately 30% to flourish. This decay is normally found in areas where gutters have leaked, bathroom floors that have been allowed to stay wet and timbers are not protected from rising damp etc. Normally, wet rot is not discovered until its too late due to a floor having movement, or an area becoming so damaged that the coverings fail (eg. skirting boards)
Dry Rot is also initiated by above average moisture content at source, however, can track meters away from its origination easily without finding more damp. The fungal attack is much more evident in Dry Rot which can even penetrate brick and block work to migrate into other rooms or buildings. Dry rot does not need moisture to enable growth once the initial spores have started to spread. Immediate treatment is always necessary to avoid further spread.
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