Wet & Dry Rot in Cambridge

Wet Rot

If you believe you are experiencing wet or dry rot within your property, it is essential to get it checked out by a professional as soon as you can. If left untreated wet and dry rot can completely destroy your property’s timber and could cause it to collapse which can be very dangerous.

Whether you’ve noticed some wet or dry rot in your home, or you require damp proofing to help avoid it occurring in the future, we are here to help.

To receive a quote, please use our online contact form to let us know of the issue you are facing and how you’d like us to help.

What is Wet Rot?

Wet rot is caused by a number of wood-destroying fungi and is a common problem found on a variety of domestic and commercial premises.

There are many different types of wet rot, but one of the common types is Cellar fungus (Coniophora puteana). It is recognisable by dark brown strands on the timber surface and, as the name suggests, it is found primarily in cellars and other very damp locations. The fungi feed on wet timber, causing the wood to lose weight and strength and eventually collapse.

Another common type is White Pore or Mine Fungus (Fibroporia vaillantii). This feeds on damp softwood and is characterised by its snowy white rootlets or fern-like mycelium.

What is Dry Rot?

Of the homes we have surveyed over the years, we have found that 70% suffer from woodworm and 30% from dry rot (Serpula lacrymans).

Although fungal attack can start at any time in timber used as a building material, the microscopic spores, which initiate wood decay, will normally (dependent on humidity levels) remain dormant until moisture content rises above 20%.

Dry rot will normally spread in search of more timber to attack and since it is normally in an advanced state by the time it is noticeable, immediate action is required to avoid further damage.

Call in the Specialists

At Propotec, with many years of experience in the trade, we take pride in being able to offer a comprehensive range of services to help alleviate wet and dry rot within your property.

We work quickly and efficiently to remove wet and dry rot in properties across Cambridgeshire, London, East Anglia and the Midlands.

Contact Us for Wet and Dry Rot Removal in Cambridge

If you have a dry or wet rot problem on your premises, whether it is a commercial or domestic property then please get in touch with us today for advice and a quotation.

Call us on 0800 269 422 or 01638 741 377. Alternatively, please fill out our online contact form.