Dry Rot Treatments in Derby
Are you looking for Dry Rot Treatments in Derby? Dry rot (Serpula lacrymans) is a wood-destroying fungus that is found in most regions of the earth. Although it can affect forest timbers, dry rot is better known for its ability to destroy timbers in ships and buildings.
Identification of Dry Rot
It is important to establish whether timber decay has been caused by dry rot or another wood-destroying fungus such as one of the wet rots. This is because dry rot has the ability to travel through building materials other than timber, giving outbreaks the potential to spread rapidly through a building. Because of this additional measures (e.g. masonry sterilisation) often have to be taken for dry rot treatment over and above those necessary when handling breakouts of other wood-rotting fungi.
Dry Rot Treatments
Treatment for Dry Rot can be very costly and disruptive to homeowners. It is vital that Dry Rot Treatments in Derby are carried out to strict protocol to circumvent the infection reoccurring. All our Dry Rot treatments are executed by qualified technicians and supervised by a CSRT surveyor to make sure that each treatment step and procedure is carried out thoroughly to provide all our clients with peace of mind.
Don’t take chances with your home; be sure to have a Timber/Dry Rot survey carried out by one of our CSRT Surveyors.
Typical warning signs of dry rot include:
- Wood shrinks, darkens and cracks in a ‘cuboidal’ manner
- A silky grey to mushroom coloured skin often tinged with spots of lilac and yellow often develops under less humid conditions. This ‘skin’ can be peeled similar to a mushroom.
- White, fluffy ‘cottonwool’ mycelium grows under humid conditions. ‘Teardrops’ may develop on the growth.
- Strands develop in the mycelium
- Fruiting bodies are a soft, fleshy pancake or bracket with an orange-ochre surface. The surface has wide pores.
- Rust red coloured spore dust commonly seen around fruiting bodies.
- Active decay creates a musty, damp odour.
The correct identification of dry rot is crucial in figuring out the way forward when treating dry rot and the removal of timber decay from buildings. All Dry Rot Surveys are carried out by Certified Surveyors in Remedial Treatments (CSRT Surveyors) to ensure all our clients are given the proper diagnosis and provide them with an action plan to eliminate and remove this infection.
Contact Three Counties Damp and Groundworks
Don’t take chances with your premises; ensure that you have a Timber/Dry Rot survey performed by one of our CSRT Surveyors. For your Dry Rot Treatments in Derby Contact Three Counties Damp and Groundworks today.