EFFECTIVE DRY ROT
CONTROL AND TREATMENT
If timber has over 20% moisture content, it is at risk of contracting dry rot. Dry rot is one of the more serious timber ailments, as the fungus feeds off the timber, and saps it of its structural strength. Therefore, it’s important to get the problem resolved as soon as possible. The team at Elliot Timber Preservation is able to help, and will aim to remove moisture from the core of your timber, stopping dry rot in its tracks.
Our trained experts can remove the dampness from your timber structures efficiently, using a variety of proven methods. We can eliminate any signs of dry rot and prevent it from happening again with the right treatment.
THINK YOU HAVE DRY ROT?
LOOK OUT FOR:
White or grey ‘cotton wool’ like substance on timber
A musty/fungal smell
Mushroom-like fungus (often an orange/rust colour)
Black fungi on the wood surface.
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It’s important to act fast when you spot rot, to prevent further damage to your property’s timer structure. Rot never quits for the weekend, which is why we offer our services 7 days a week, and are committed to working at a time that suits you, including evenings.
In addition to dry rot, we also provide basement tanking services, to help you fully protect your property.
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What is dry rot, and how does it develop in homes?Dry rot is a destructive fungal decay that thrives in damp, poorly ventilated areas. Here in Scotland, it commonly develops in timber structures when moisture levels are consistently high. It often begins when untreated timber becomes damp due to leaks, condensation, or rising damp.
How can I identify dry rot in my property?Dry rot can be recognised by its distinctive cotton wool-like mycelium, rusty-red spore dust, and cuboidal cracking in affected timber. You may also notice a musty odour. If you suspect dry rot, it's essential to consult a professional for a thorough inspection and diagnosis.
What steps are involved in eradicating dry rot from a property?The process typically involves identifying and eliminating the source of moisture, removing affected timber and materials, treating the area with fungicidal solutions, and ensuring proper ventilation. Repairs may also be necessary to replace damaged structural elements.
Is it possible to prevent dry rot in my home?Yes, prevention is key. Maintain good property maintenance practices, such as addressing leaks promptly, improving ventilation, and using pressure-treated or naturally resistant timber where appropriate. Regular inspections can help detect early signs of moisture issues.
Why should I hire a dry rot removal specialist like Elliot Timber Preservation?Hiring a specialist is crucial because dry rot can cause extensive structural damage if left untreated. Specialists have the expertise to accurately diagnose the extent of the problem, employ effective treatment methods, and ensure your property is thoroughly protected against future outbreaks, saving you time and money in the long run.
COUNT ON ELLIOT TIMBER PRESERVATION TO STOP DRY ROT IN ITS TRACKS. CALL US TODAY ON 01292 312090 TO BOOK AN INITIAL INSPECTION AND QUOTATION.