Dry rot is a threat in every property in which moisture levels rise to 20% or higher. This can be in a closed off room, an attic, a cellar, a poorly ventilated space, caused by an outstanding plumbing repair, a hole in the roof or a drainage issue, but remedial dry rot treatment from wood rot specialists is imperative; the sooner, the better.
However, it’s true that prevention is better than cure, so by acting today to ensure that dry rot cannot take hold in timber if there is an elevated moisture level, you can shield yourself from significant expense, and stress.
The airborne fungal spores are always present, they simply need the right conditions to embed themselves in untreated timber and to fruit across an ever-expanding area.
Dry rot is often more devastating than wet rot
As dry rot can present significant risks to a property’s structural integrity, health and safety for people and animals within and jeopardises maintenance contracts, mortgage and insurance agreements, why wait for an issue to appear before you act? Accredited experts like the team at Thames Valley Timber Treatment offer effective treatments which are not available in the public domain, have industry partnerships with specialists like Sovereign Chemicals, and offer dry rot treatment guarantees of up to 30 years so that you can dismiss any worries.
Step 1 – The survey
A full professional survey delivers an accurate assessment of susceptible areas. Remove guesswork which could lead to counterproductive dry rot treatment. Also, novices can easily confuse signs of dry rot with wet rot, don’t allow yourself to fall in to the trap.
Treating every timber and spreading chemicals around a property just in case, and at the risk of personal health is not a viable option, nor should it be advocated by wood rot specialists. Tailored treatment minimises dangers and maximises safety. Surely, that’s the perfect way?
You wouldn’t let a doctor place a plaster cast on your arm if he or she didn’t do any tests or observe the arm to make an accurate diagnosis so please don’t be cavalier about timber’s wellbeing.
Step 2 – Dry rot treatment recommendations
After an operative has visited site they will prepare a written assessment which includes recommended courses of action, detailed analysis of any affected or vulnerable areas and related dry rot treatment costs. You have the freedom to do absolutely nothing with the information, but the ramifications of inaction could result in an incident, a tragedy or legal action. Dry rot won’t magically disappear.
Step 3 – Wood rot specialists visit
The cause of an elevated moisture level must be removed, or repairs effected, prior to dry rot treatment. The healthy timber is chemically treated and is covered under guarantee.
If there are damaged whole timbers or sections, these must be replaced, and treatment administered.
From this moment, enjoy peace of mind, with a professional guarantee, that your property is protected.
Wood rot specialists are in constant demand because their measures achieve the objectives safely. Call one today to prevent future dry rot anxiety.