Wet rot is a very similar problem to dry rot as they both originate from common sources of moisture – but as the rot progresses, they begin to take on individual characteristics. Dry rot tends to quickly spread throughout the building whereas wet rot usually only appears in a specific area. However, the most concerning characteristic of wet rot is that it can cause significant amounts of structural damage, especially to timber. Preservit offer a wet rot inspection and eradication solution – eliminating potential problems and allowing you to rest assured that your property is free of damage.
Wet rot is a type of fungal decay that is caused by underlying damp, ventilation or condensation. Rooms with incorrectly ventilated sub-flooring or lofts tend to be common areas for decay. Various types of timber structures are potentially suceptible to a fungal attack. Wet rot infestations start when moisture or water comes in contact with timber for sustained periods. This enables the fungus to spore, resulting in the wet rot penetrating the wood and causing potential major damage.
When timber is infested with wet rot, it usually remains located around the original source of the moisture. However, dry rot potentially spreads throughout the timber and can even spread into brickwork if left untreated. While dry rot appears to be the more serious of the problems, wet rot can still cause extremely expensive structural damage if it is ignored. If you suspect you may have a wet rot infestation in your property, contact us now to request a survey.
To request a survey, please call us at 01902 742461 / 07957448684