Wet Rot treatment by our experienced Peter Cox technician

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Wet rot treatment

Wet rot problems can range in severity from small contained outbreaks to severe cases where wet rot has caused structural timbers to lose strength, making the removal and replacement of this timber a necessity.

Despite this wide range of severity, wet rot problems always have one common cause, a high moisture content that can come from various sources. This means the most vital step in wet rot treatment is making sure the source of damp that started the problem is removed. After that the area where wet rot has grown can be dried out and chemical treatment can be applied to eradicate the fungus.  

If you suspect your property needs wet rot treatment, the fully qualified and experienced experts at Peter Cox are here to help you. Read on to find out how your local team can provide wet rot treatment for your property.

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Wet rot treatment - our process

Removing the source of moisture

If our Peter Cox surveyors detect wet rot, the first step in the treatment is to eliminate the unwanted sources of moisture and make sure the timber is dried out. As wet rot cannot grow without a source of water, it is essential to remove this. Common sources of moisture that lead to wet rot include  problems with roofing, gutters, pipes, leaking cellars or basements, and poor sub floor ventilation.

Timber repairs

The next step will be to identify the extent of any wet rot damage to the structural and decorative timber. Timbers damaged by wet rot will need to be removed and replaced by a Peter Cox timber repair specialist.

Fungicidal treatments to timbers

Any timber that is deemed safe enough to be retained will be treated with a fungicidal treatment to ensure no further growth of wet rot fungus.

Additional wet rot prevention recommendations

Through the wet rot treatment process, Peter Cox will also give you any advice on additional steps that may be required to ensure your property is left safe from future outbreaks of wet rot.

For example,  waterproofing services may be necessary if the wet rot has manifested in a basement or cellar underneath your property,  to make this space watertight.

Wet rot guarantee and insurance

At Peter Cox, we are confident that the standard of our wet rot treatment will eliminate wet rot for good. We are so confident in fact that all our wet rot treatment carries our 20 year wet rot guarantee as standard.

We also offer wet rot property insurance. This insurance offers protection against any future outbreaks of wet rot within any part of the house including untreated areas that most major insurance providers will not, and it covers a full range of properties from flats and houses to mansions and other non standard homes.

These additional features are designed to offer Peter Cox customers complete peace of mind for the future.

Why choose Peter Cox for wet rot treatment?

Since we opened in 1951, Peter Cox has been widely recognised as a company with trust, expertise and quality service at the forefront of everything we do for our customers. Our CSRT qualified surveyors and specialised technicians are directly employed by us, meaning we can ensure all our work is carried out to the highest possible standard.

On top of our wealth of knowledge, our methods have been accredited by the Property Care Association, BSWA, Which? Trusted Traders and Constructonline to name but a few.

If you suspect your property is suffering from wet rot and you need professional wet rot treatment from an experienced and qualified contractor then get in touch with Peter Cox today on 0800 633 5712 or book a survey online.

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