The fifth mould we are going to discuss in our series of ‘Moulds in the house’ is Wet Rot.
If the level of moisture is increased, then wet rot Coniophora puteana may result, which thrives on a higher moisture level. Wet rot can often be found near the water source. This can be caused by leaking window sills, roof or water pipes or washing machines. These areas have a steady amount of moisture that is allowed to remain for an extended amount of time. Typically when the leak is repaired and moisture levels drop – then the wet rot fungus will stop growing.
Wet rot will be that of a black, brown or white fungal occurrence which smells musty and may be soft and spongy when you touch it. If the fungus remains, timber may be damaged structurally and the building may become unsafe for occupation.
If you would like some more information about wet rot, visit our What is Wet Rot? page.
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