STOP RISING DAMP
IN YOUR HOME
Preventing rising damp is important for the structure of your property. It can not only damage your timber: it can also damage plaster, paint, wallpaper and other finishes. The smell can also be unpleasant, and over time damp can have an impact on your health!
Thankfully, the team at Elliot Timber Preservation is here to help. We have over 30 years of experience in dealing with issues of rising damp and moisture in the walls and floors of buildings.
SORTING OUT YOUR DAMP CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE:
It can prevent further damage to your home
It can reduce the health risks associated with damp and mould, especially for those with breathing issues
Prevents mildew and bacteria build-up
Can help you retain/recover the value of your property
It’s common for damp to damage and discolour plaster. There’s no need to hire a separate team of plasterers: with Elliot Timber Preservation, we can handle both timber and plaster!
We are skilled in applying a range of plaster products, and will have your property looking great again as soon as possible.
Contacted Elliot Timber Preservation by email regarding rotted wood in a flat my son had just purchased, and sent some photographs of the rotted wood. Mr Elliot promptly responded and allayed my fears by saying it looked like wet rot, but he would come out and carry out a free survey to check the floorboards...
… All work was completed in one day, Scott tidied up and removed all debris. Very happy and would recommend Elliot Timber Preservation.
- SANDRAM-487, FULL REVIEW ON YELL
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.
For any dampness concerns in your home, it's advisable to consult with a specialist company that has the expertise and experience to provide effective solutions. Don't hesitate to reach out to us for a consultation and a customised plan to address your specific damp issues.
FOR EFFECTIVE RISING DAMP SOLUTIONS, CHOOSE ELLIOT TIMBER PRESERVATION. CALL US ON 01292 312090.