Dry rot treatment

Dry rot treatment

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Dry rot treatment

The first step to treating dry rot is to identify and remove any source of moisture that is allowing the wood-destroying dry rot to flourish. Once the source of moisture has been eliminated, further treatment will usually involve removing plaster fungus and spores, applying a fungicide treatment and fixing any structural integrity issues affecting the timber. This final process may involve the removal and replacement of structural and decorative timbers.

Treating dry rot can seem like a daunting task, but the trained, qualified and experienced surveyors and technicians at Peter Cox are experts when it comes to solving dry rot problems in an efficient and effective way. For more rot treatment advice and guidance contact our specialist team by clicking the button below or give us a call on 0800 633 5712.

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How to treat dry rot

With over 65 years in the industry, Peter Cox are the market leader in dry rot treatment.  Our step-by-step process has been rated and approved by industry bodies such as Which? The Property Care Association and TrustMark amongst others to ensure that we comprehensively deal with dry rot or wet rot problems in any type of property.

Below we outline exactly how our experienced and qualified dry rot technicians will remove the rot fungus and spores from your home, and what measures they will take to ensure your home will not suffer another dry rot outbreak.

1. Removing the source of moisture

If dry rot is detected by a Peter Cox surveyor, the first step in the treatment is to eliminate the unwanted sources of moisture. A combination of damp timber and a lack of ventilation provides the perfect conditions for dry rot growth. This makes it essential to remove the source of moisture. If the dry rot has manifested underneath your property, as it often does, Peter Cox waterproofing services may be necessary.

2. Repairing damaged and defective timbers

Timbers infected with dry rot will need to be removed and replaced by a Peter Cox timber repair specialists. Repairs will be made to structural and decorative timber where possible.

3. Fungicidal treatment to timbers and masonry

Any retained timber will be treated using the latest fungicidal chemicals to prevent future growth.

Fungicidal treatment of masonry is also recommended, as dry rot growth tends to spread through masonry. If left untreated, the growth in the wall will continue to spread and will re-infect any new timbers in the vicinity that are replaced. An irrigation process is used, holes are drilled into the masonry and fungicidal fluid is pumped into the wall to stop any growth. Rooms can be reoccupied just one hour after the dry rot treatment has been completed.

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Are our dry rot treatments guaranteed?

Whatever work is required, all of our treatments comes with a 20-year dry rot guarantee. This offers our customers total peace of mind with regards to the future health of their property.

We also offer dry rot insurance that will extend to cover the whole house, not just the areas treated by our technicians. Our insurance provides future protection that major banks, building societies and even specialist insurers will not match.

How much does it cost to treat dry rot?

Some forms of wood rot like wet rot remain localised to the source of water ingress which usually makes them easier to repair. Dry rot however is caused by the Serpula lacrymans fungus which can germinate and spread causing fungal decay across surfaces and can ultimately put the whole building at risk. Naturally, the extent and severity will have a direct impact on how much it costs to treat the problem.

Without conducting a thorough damp and rot survey, this uncertainty makes it impossible to provide an accurate estimate of costs. If your surveyor finds that either dry rot or wet rot treatment is required and you choose to conduct it with us then we will deduct the survey fee from your final bill.

What customers say about our dry rot treatment

Given that dry rot mycelium and fungus can have such serious effects on your property, you must contact a dry rot treatment specialist that you can absolutely trust. Whilst we have a multitude of industry qualifications and accreditations for our treatment process, our reviews on Trustpilot will give you an idea of what real customers have had to say about their experience of working with our dry rot team.

Contact the dry rot treatment specialists

Our highly skilled team can eradicate dry rot problems from any commercial or domestic property regardless of size or age.

We have highly qualified and trained surveyors and technicians in local branches all across the UK, so a dry rot specialist is never far away. Call the expert team at Peter Cox today on 0800 633 5712 or click the button below to book a survey online.

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Next Steps

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