Wet Rot treatment by our experienced Peter Cox technician

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Wet rot treatment

Given the potential structural damage that wet rot problems can cause, it is important to act swiftly and consult with a qualified wet rot treatment specialist if you suspect that you have identified the signs of timber decay and rot in your home.
As the market leaders in wet rot treatment, We will provide a diagnosis of the severity and extent of the problem and create a treatment programme for you to eradicate the issue. Our services have been approved and ratified by the industry trade bodies and are backed with long lasting guarantees to demonstrate that you can have absolute faith and trust in our team of wet rot specialists. To find out how we can help you get in touch by calling 0800 633 5712 or reserve a no obligation wet rot survey by clicking the button below.

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How to treat wet rot

To determine the cause and extent of the wet or dry rot problem we will send a qualified wet rot specialist to the property to conduct a full damp, masonry and rot survey. To ensure that all spore traces and mushroom-like fruiting bodies are identified and removed, our damp proofing and timber surveyor may have to lift some floorboards and remove skirting, masonry, or panelling to inspect potential wet rot decay and arrive at the correct diagnosis.

In adddition to this, our surveyor will also:

  • Ascertain if the problem is indeed wet rot, or any other fungus or structural decay issue
  • Identify any associated problems like dry rot, damp or woodworm caused by moisture in timber
  • Create a treatment plan to repair the moisture source and remove and replace any rot affected timbers.
  • Provide you with a full report outlining findings in each specific area of your property

Should you choose to conduct the work with us then our specialist wood rot treament process will look like this.

Removing the source of moisture

If our surveyors detect wet rot, the first step in the treatment is to eliminate the unwanted sources of moisture that have caused wet rot spores and fungus to germinate and make sure the timber is dried out. 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. Any affected areas will need to be removed and replaced with pre-treated epoxy resin or wooden sections of timber 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. If wooden beams or sections of flooring etc need to be replaced then we will utilize timbers that have been pre-treated with our anti fungicide solution.

Any timber that is retained will be treated with our fungicidal solution and completely dried out to guarantee that it will be safe, dry and free of any musty smells that previously contaminated the wood.

Additional wet rot treatment recommendations

Throughout 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 free from fungal decay, hyphae and mycelium, and safe from future outbreaks of rot fungus spores.

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 treatment guarantee

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.

What customers say about our wet rot treatment services

We love to hear what customers think of our wet rot treatment services. That is why we have signed up to the trusted customer review platform Trustpilot. Take a look at some of the feedback we have received for our wet rot treatment services.

Contact the wet rot treatment specialists

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.

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 using the button below.

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Next Steps

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