Wet rot is a general term used to describe the majority of fungal species responsible for timber decay. This rot attacks wood in damp conditions and can cause significant damage over time, if left unidentified and untreated. Warmwall offer a number of specialist wet rot treatment solutions and have provided the information below on how to identify wet rot.
Wet Rot Survey
Before Warmwall carries out any wet rot treatment solutions, a surveyor will carry out a thorough inspection to assess the extent of the wet rot, and will decide whether there is a need for chemical treatment. The surveyor will also:
- check for sources of damp that led to the rot.
- check for associated problems such as other rot (dry rot), damp and insect infestation.
- inspect other areas that may be at risk.
- provide the most cost effective solution to your problem.
How to Identify Wet Rot
There are a number of tell tell signs to look for, which could indicate the presence of wet rot:
- Distortion, discolouration, softness, cracking and the loss of strength to the timber
- Smell – there may be a damp musty smell.
- Visible fungal growth – this may sometimes occur.
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Professional Wet Rot Treatment
Wet rot treatment Warmwall includes the following stages:
- Ensure the source of damp or water ingress is cured, so that the timber moisture content falls to below 20%.
- Remove weakened wood.
- Apply fungicidal treatment to the remaining timber at risk.
- Replace all removed timber with treated timber.
Warmwall also offer Dry Rot Treatment Solutions in the Portsmouth, Hampshire area.