Dry Rot Treatment Specialists in Oban
Have you noticed any signs of dry rot within your property? If so, it is always better to know for sure rather than ignoring the problem and letting it spread. Our experienced dry rot specialists are here to help you by accurately identifying the cause of the problem as well as specifying the most effective solution. Get in touch with our Oban branch for advice or a property survey.
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What Causes Dry Rot?
Dry rot can occur in a property when unprotected or untreated timber has become damp. Property problems such as plumbing leaks, leaking roofs, defective guttering and masonry are the most common reasons that allow damp to affect your property. As a result, all unprotected timber structures are at risk of a fungal attack when the moisture content of the timber is above 20%.
From fixtures to structural timbers, the average home is made up of 70% timber. Once rot starts to spread, it can affect large areas of your property and cause major structural problems.
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.
All affected timbers should be removed and replaced with pre-treated timber, preventing contact with damp masonry. Any remaining adjacent timbers must be treated with an effective fungicide. There are products that enter the timber itself as well as ones designed to coat the timber surface. A fungicidal gel can be applied to the timber surface and comes in different concentrations to treat dry rot.
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.
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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Free automatic transfer to the new property owner if sold.
After eight decades of successful property surveys and repairs, we’re confident to offer you a 30 Year Guarantee that transfers with the Property.
Richardson & Starling are long standing members of the Property Care Association (PCA) and the Guarantee Protection Insurance scheme (GPI). This demonstrates our ability to meet technical and financial requirements to offer an insurance back-up to our own long term guarantees if you would like this.