Wet Rot Dry Rot Swansea

Wet & Dry Rot

What is the difference between Wet Rot and Dry Rot?

Dry Rot Fungus is the more serious of the two as it spreads throughout the timber, whereas, Wet Rot occurs more frequently but usually stays within one localised area on the timber.

Wet Rot

When there is excess moisture in the air Wet Rot is caused as the moisture is absorbed into the timber. The moisture softens the timber if left too long or goes unnoticed. Wet Rot is not a health hazard, however, can be unsafe within the structure of a building and should be addressed when it is found.

Signs to look for:

  • Dark Timber
  • Timber looks soft and spongy
  • Damp and musty smell
  • May appear to look cracked and crumbly when dry
  • It may have shrunk

Dry Rot

Dry rot is a form of timber decay that can cause structural damage to your property if left untreated. It is important to eliminate the source of moisture and stop the spores from the rot spreading.

With Dry Rot being the more serious out of the two, it must be identified as soon as possible as the timber within the building becomes weak and brittle. Dry Rot gives an appearance of a dull muddy brown colour with fairly deep cracks. Poor ventilation and moisture can cause dry rot.

Signs to look for:

  • Wood shrinks or darkens
  • Produces a moist odour
  • A fruiting body, which looks like a mushroom may appear
  • A cotton wool-like growth call Mycelium may also appear

Why not contact us for a Survey. We will investigate the extent of the problem and recommend a solution to ensure it doesn't return.

RH Damp Proofing are based in Swansea serving customers in Swansea and the neighbouring areas in Wales.

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