Treatment For Dry Rot in Crosby
Dry rot (Serpula lacrymans) is a wood-destroying fungus that’s present in most regions of the world. Although it can affect woodland timbers, dry rot is better known for its ability to eradicate timbers in ships and buildings.
Identification of Dry Rot
It is very important identify whether timber decay has been caused by dry rot or another wood-destroying fungus such as one of the wet rots. This is due to the fact that dry rot has the ability to travel through building materials other than timber, giving outbreaks the potential to spread quickly through a building. For this reason added measures (e.g. masonry sterilisation) often have to be undertaken when treating dry rot in Crosby over and above those needed when dealing with breakouts of other wood-rotting fungi.
Typical signs and symptoms of dry rot include:
- Wood darkens, cracks and shrinks in a “cuboidal” manner
- A silky grey to mushroom coloured skin frequently 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 usually seen around fruiting bodies.
- Active decay will make a musty, damp odour.
The proper identification of Dry Rot in Crosby is critical in determining the way forward when treating and eradicating timber decay from properties. 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 a step-by-step plan to eradicate and remove this infection.
Contact Abbey Damp Proofing For Dr Rot Treatments in Crosby
Treatment for Dry Rot can be very costly and disruptive to property owners. It is essential that Dry Rot Treatments in Crosby are carried out to rigorous protocol to circumvent the infection reoccurring. All our Dry Rot treatments are performed by qualified professionals and closely watched by a CSRT surveyor to ensure that each treatment step and procedure is carried out thoroughly to provide all our clients with peace of mind.
Every Dry Rot Treatment is backed up by a long term written guarantee and can be optionally guaranteed under the Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI) Scheme which only Property Care Association Members can offer.
Don’t take chances with your home; ensure that you have a Timber/Dry Rot survey performed by one of our CSRT Surveyors. For more information you can also check this link from Insurance company Aviva. This youtube video may also prove informative for anybody seeking additional information prior to contacting our team.