In our experience, Dry Rot is commonly misdiagnosed and in fact the term Dry Rot is often misused to describe some other form of fungi or mould growth in buildings.
On many occasions we have been able to put our clients mind at ease by carrying out an inspection and identifying the true nature of the problem being experienced. We have had all types of fungi and moulds described to us as Dry Rot at enquiry stage and, not unreasonably, clients get panicked by the idea that they may have an outbreak of Dry Rot in their building.
If clients suspect that they have an outbreak of Dry Rot or note any other form of wood rotting fungi, it is essential to get professional, qualified advice.
Treating a Wet Rot attack as a Dry Rot outbreak can cause unnecessary stress and cost to the client.Equally, failing to correctly identify and control a true Dry Rot outbreak can also lead to unnecessary stress and significant additional cost.
If an outbreak of Dry Rot is not dealt with properly it can return very quickly and spread rapidly.
Please see our pages Dry Rot and Wet Rot for information about these types of wood rotting fungi found in buildings and our page Damp Timber for information about how the rot gets started and its life perpetuated.
Protectahome Surveyors are qualified experienced professionals used to dealing with all types of wood rotting fungi in buildings. If you think you need a survey please call us on our enquiry line or send us an email to arrange a visit by one of our Surveyors. With offices in Bristol, Bromsgrove, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Leamington, Llanelli, London, Newport, Plymouth, Stockport you will never be too far away from a Protectahome Surveyor.
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