Protecting your home from fungal decay

Identifying dry rot and wet rot problems

Dampness can cause a lot of problems to the structural soundness of your home, but the most severe issues stem from dry rot and wet rot. These two forms of fungal decay thrive in damp areas and are often hard to distinguish from one another. Dry rot can have a musty smell, present as white fungal sheets with red-brown or orange mushroom like growths, and cause the timber of your house to crumble when handled. Wet rot needs a higher moisture content to grow and is often identified by black fungus on timbers that are soft and spongy to the touch and crack or crumble easily. To fully address the situation, you first need to fix the dampness issue so no new timbers are affected, and then repair or replace the damaged timbers. 

Common causes of dry rot and 
wet rot

When damp conditions go untreated, it gives dry rot and wet rot an opportunity to thrive. There are a number of things that can lead to rot problems, including:  
  • Leaking radiators
  • Leaky roofs
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Rising damp
  • Chinks in masonry or stone

Getting rid of dry rot and wet rot problems fast

Rot problems are a serious matter and Kuritol Preservation Ltd never takes them lightly. We’ll carry out a detailed site survey to determine the cause of the dampness before taking action to remedy the situation. Our professional team will accurately diagnose, treat, and repair rot infestations in a timely and cost-effective manner, and all treated areas come with a full 10-year guarantee. For more information, call and speak with one of our experts or fill out the form to request your free site survey.
For help identifying your rot problem, call 
0131 663 9897/ 8903!
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