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Dry Rot Treatments in Nottingham

Dry rot in Nottingham (Serpula lacrymans) is a wood-destroying fungus that is evident in most parts of the earth. Although it can affect forest timbers, dry rot is best recognised for its ability to destroy timbers in ships and buildings.

How do you know if you need Dry Rot Treatment in Nottingham?

It is important to identify whether timber decay has been caused by dry rot or another wood-destroying fungus such as one of the wet rots. This is down to the fact that dry rot is able to travel through building materials other than timber, giving outbreaks the potential to spread quickly through a building. For this reason extra measures (e.g. masonry sterilisation) often have to be undertaken for dry rot treatment in Nottingham, over and above the steps needed when handling outbreaks of other wood-rotting fungi.

Typical signs and symptoms of dry rot include:

  • Wood shrinks, darkens and cracks in a ‘cuboidal’ manner
  • A silky grey to mushroom coloured skin frequently tinged with patches of lilac and yellow often develops under less humid conditions. This ‘skin’ can be peeled similar to a mushroom.
  • White, fluffy ‘cottonwool’ mycelium builds up 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 generally seen around fruiting bodies.
  • Active decay will make a musty, damp odour.

The correct identification of dry rot is crucial for when choosing Dry Rot treatments in Nottingham and eradicating 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 right diagnosis and provide them with an action plan to eradicate and remove this infection.

Treatment of Dry Rot in Nottingham

Treatment for Dry Rot in Nottingham can be extremely costly and disruptive to home owners. It is essential that Dry Rot Treatments in Nottingham are carried out to rigorous protocol to prevent the infection reoccurring. All our Dry Rot treatments are completed by qualified specialists and supervised by a CSRT surveyor to make certain that each treatment step and procedure is carried out thoroughly to provide all our clients with peace of mind.

Our 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.

Contact Nottingham Damp Proofing

So if you think you might need Dry Rot Treatments in Nottingham, don’t take any chances with your premises; ensure that you have a Timber/Dry Rot survey performed by one of our CSRT Surveyors. Contact Nottingham Damp Proofing today.