Dry Rot Glasgow

Dry rot is a wood decaying fungus that can cause a lot of damage and spread quickly around homes and other structures. And once the outbreak has occurred, getting rid of it is very difficult. Our knowledgeable property surveyors are here to help you by accurately identifying the cause of the problem as well as specifying the most effective solution.

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What Causes Dry Rot?

It is vital that you get to the source of any rot problem as swiftly as possible. To the untrained eye, it can be hard to differentiate between the different types of rot and diagnose the correct solution. Our seasoned property surveyors will be able to accurately find the source of the problem and provide the most efficient solution.

Rot tends to be the result of moisture in wood. This moisture provides the perfect conditions for dry rot to develop in and will result in visible signs of dry rot or wet rot damage. Dry rot will only be able to thrive if the environmental conditions are appropriate for it to grow.

Ventilation issues and damp problems are a crucial source of rot and it is vital these problems are fixed before they cause potentially serious rot problems. Issues such as rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation must be rectified as soon as they are identified as they are some of the most common causes of rot issues.

70% of every home in the United Kingdom is made from timber. Therefore, once dry rot starts to spread, it can affect large areas of your property and cause major structural problems. Learn more about Dry Rot by visiting our Dry Rot Q&A page.

How to Identify Dry Rot?

Correctly identifying the rot problem which you have is a crucial step towards removing the problem altogether. Dry rot will have brown, brittle timbers that may crumble or flake off when touched, and will have a musty, wet odour. The timber will be very dry to the touch and will have white or grew strands growing outwards from the timber. Occasionally, there will also be a considerable quantity of rust coloured dust around the region where the dry rot exists.

Identifying that you have dry rot in your property is never an easy process. However, it is of paramount importance that as soon as you have an inclination that you have dry rot you contact a member of our specialist team. Our specialists can identify the specific type of infestation and identify the exact solution required to treat the affected area.

Dry Rot Treatment & Repairs

Dry rot only affects unprotected timbers that have been affected by damp. Therefore, the first step of any effective treatment is removing the source of moisture.
Timbers which have been affected by the rot problem will be removed immediately and be replaced with pre-treated timber. Any timbers surrounding the affected timber which have not been infected yet must be given an effective fungicide. Several treatments exist which can enter the timber and rectify the problem and others which can coat the timber and prevent problems from occurring. Fungicidal gels can be used to treat dry rot by being applied to timber surfaces.

Dry rot eradication must be dealt with thoroughly and should be treated by specialists. Our team will help you to locate and eliminate the dry rot problem no matter how big or small. Continue reading about timber rot and property surveys.

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Our qualified rot surveyor will closely investigate the affected area and measure the scale of the problem. At Richardson and Starling, we only supply experienced surveyors who are highly trained in all types of rot and damp problems that could affect your property. This means that our surveyor will be able to complete the survey and give the appropriate remedial recommendations no matter what problem is identified.

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