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Dry rot and wet rot can affect buildings of all ages and if decay is discovered it should be identified and remedial action taken without delay.

Fungal decay occurs in timber which becomes wet for some time and is the result of the attack by one of a number of wood-destroying fungi. The most well-known are Serpula lacrymans—the true dry rot fungus—, Coniophora puteana the Cellar fungus and Poria vaillantii the Pore or Mine fungus. Many other fungi also occur and some have recently been particularly linked with decay in door and window frames.

Dry rot is only caused by Serpula lacrymans and is the most serious form of fungal decay in a building. It can spread onto and destroy much of the timber.

Dry Rot treatment safely and easily treats damage to the structure of your home. A detailed inspection will be undertaken by a specialist who will carry out an external and internal investigation of the property. We will ensure that your home is safe, and the value of your property is protected.

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What is Dry Rot?

Dry rot in your property is serious and it should always be resolved as soon as possible. It is an aggressive destructive form of decay in a building as it spreads away from the source of damp and destroys timber and other property fabric.

Dry Rot can spread through a complete building and destroy the fabric of the property. Dry rot can affect any unprotected timber which becomes damp with a moisture content of above 20% which can be achieved quite easily in a property.

old attic / loft during dry rot renovation, wooden roof frame

timber that has started to rot due to wet rot

Identifying Dry Rot

  • TImber that has shrunk and cracked along the grain of the timber
  • The rot affected timber may leave a surface veneer intact hiding the rot
  • Timber can feel soft and spongy to the touch
  • The mycelium can have a yellowish tinge
  • The mycelium turns to grey when older
  • Damp musty smell
  • Fruiting bodies grow when the rot is well established (mushroom like appearance)
  • Red spore dust from the fruiting body is evident in rooms.
  • Paint finish can appear damaged, highlighting the cracked timber below
  • Dry rot mycelium will grow along and through walls to find more timber to colonise and can spread right through a property

How it Works

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One of our trusted and qualified remedial Surveyors will carry out a detailed survey of the property
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We'll take care of business and ensure you and your family can live a happy life knowing your property is safe
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Why choose Property Conservation Services
Over 150 YearsOf Combined Property Conservation Experience
Property Conservation Services has over 150 years of experience within the Team. There isn’t much we have not seen, worked on & treated over the years using both traditional & pioneering methods. Whether it's dealing with Woodworm, damp proofing properties or helping homebuyer's with pre-purchase inspections Property Conservation Services has an abundance of experience.
You can be assured our experienced Surveyors will take the time to understand & address your concerns—giving you all the information you need to make an informed decision. From assessing the roof timbers at the very top of your property to the basement waterproofing at the very bottom, our detailed surveys leave no stone unturned. With over 1000+ happy customers, both domestic & site (commercial), we must be doing something right!
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We pride ourselves on honesty and trust, and we promise to provide exceptional quality in all aspects of what we do from the surveys that are conducted, to the work that is carried out no matter how big or small the job is. As well as providing great value for money, all of our work is guaranteed.
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