What is Wet Rot?
Wet rot is a generic term used to define a variety of wet rot species such as Coniophora puteana (otherwise known as cellar fungus). Wet rot fungi obtain their food by breaking down the walls of wood cells resulting in a loss of strength of the wood.
This wet rot fungi is thankfully not as destructive as dry rot, however, it is more common and can still cause severe structural damage if allowed to go unchecked. Fortunately, at Timberwise, we deliver our customers an effective wet rot treatment, which prevents the regeneration of the rot efficiently, carefully and professionally.
At Timberwise, we are regarded as experts in wet rot treatment and can provide efficient solutions to remove your wet rot issue. So, you’ve found wood rot but maybe you’re not quite sure what type of rot it is or how to deal with it. Like many property owners, you may be confused or mistaken due to the wide variety of wood rot types. Wet rot is a collective term used to describe many types of wood rot, but how does it affect your property and how can wet rot be treated?
Speak to a Wet Rot Treatment Specialist today
If you are having any problems with wet rot please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our specialists. You can contact us via our let’s chat’ button or alternatively, give us a call on 0800 288 8660 where our Timberwise team will be able to help with your property care problem. You can also visit our local office to ask for advice or arrange a wet rot survey.
For a wet rot survey, our trained surveyors and technicians will:
- Identify the nature, type and extent of the decay
- Determine the cause, finding the source of moisture and drying out the surrounding area
- Propose the cure for the rot with full specification and method statement for the rot treatments
- Where timber affected by wet rot has lost its strength timber would have to be removed and replaced
- Advise what additional steps (if any) are required to safeguard the property