Treatment for Wet Rot

Wet Rot Fungus attacking section of stud partition wall
Wet Rot Fungus Fibrioporia Vallantii attacking a section of hard board lifted from a floor

Wet Rot occurs when timber has been in prolonged contact with a damp environment. Wet Rot fungus can occur anywhere within a building, normally where there has been water ingress through rising damp or a leaking pipe. Also, wet rot fungus can build up where there is a lack of adequate ventilation which causes a build-up of condensation.

Signs of Wet Rot Fungus

Spotting Wet Rot is no easy task, that is why it is important to know what you are looking for. Wet Rot fungus causes timbers to become lighter and longitudinal cracks start to appear; the timber becomes fibrous in appearance. Black Fern like threads usually appear on the surface of the timber that has been in contact with a damp wall. Spotting the signs earlier means that less long-term damage can be done.

If left completely untreated, it can cause timbers to decay to such an extent that a full replacement may be required and the original timber will be beyond saving. It is also important to note, another less common symptom of wet rot fungus is a cotton wool like appearance as opposed to the black fern threads. We have had many cases of clients misdiagnosing this as dry rot; if you are unsure, please do contact us.

Treating Wet Rot Fungus

Timkon are able to combat the Wet Rot fungus in order to save your timber beams. Speed is essential as the quicker we can rid of the fungus, the healthier your timbers will be after the project. We will send a surveyor out to you to analyse the situation and understand how large the problem is, how long It has gone on for and other essential information for us to know before starting work.

Our honest report will always tell you which of our services you need and once you have agreed, we can start work immediately.

Other Timber Decay Services

Not only can we treat your timbers for Wet Rot fungus, we can also combat Dry Rot fungus as well as ridding of any wood boring insects and identifying and dealing with any woodworm issues. For more information on our timber decay treatment services, please read the relevant service page.

Contact Us for Wet Rot Treatment

If you suspect that you have Wet Rot fungus in your Guildford, Surrey or London home, give us a call on 01372 844534 or 01372 849975 and see how we can help you today. Alternatively, you can email us at info@timkon.co.uk or fill out our online enquiry form and we will reply as soon as we can.

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