Chislehurst, Kent is an affluent suburban district in south east London, England and a part of the London Borough of Bromley. It borders the London Boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich, and lies east of Bromley and Sidcup.
If you are lucky enough to live in or around the lovely area of Chislehurst you may already have heard of us or maybe you have seen one of our many vans in your area, because we have been trading continuously, and working in Kent, since 1971 and are recognised as one of London and Kent’s most established and reputable Dry Rot, Damp Proofing and Woodworm restoration company.
If you or your surveyor have noticed any of the following unusual things in your home they could possibly be signs of the dreaded Dry Rot Fungus (Serpula lacrymans). Dry Rot needs damp to germinate and survive, no damp, no dry rot. Alternatively you may be buying a property in this lovely area and a problem has been highlighted by your surveyor.
• A damp mushroom type smell when you first come into the house.
• A rust/red coloured dust on your furniture. These are millions of spore being spread from the dry rot ‘fruiting body’.
• Cracked and brittle joinery timbers that easily crumble in your hand.
• A white cotton wool like fungal growth, called mycelium.
• Discolouration to walls and ceilings with water spots.
• Unusually springy or warped floors.
The worrying thing is you might not initially notice any of the above signs until is too late and considerable damage has been done. Each dry rot spore is capable of causing a brand new dry rot outbreak elsewhere in your property.
Damp is the only cause of timber dacay so it is very important that all rising and penetrating damp is eradicated without delay because a dry property is a sound property.
Tapco HomeDry are specialists at dealing with all types of damp and dry rot, because we have been treating it for over 45 years. Our Property Care Association (PCA) qualified timber & Damp surveyors and fully trained operatives have helped thousands of clients to eradicate the problem that Dry Rot & Damp cause in their homes, once and for all. We use only the safest and best high performance timber preservatives and all plastering is carried out in accordance with our ‘Tapco HomeDry specification.
Call us first on 0800 195 9878 for a full Dry Rot and Damp Survey on your property in Chislehust or any other area of Kent. We are long term members of the Property Care Association (PCA) and Trust Mark (Government Endorsed Standards) and our 20 year guarantee can be protected by Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI). We are also an accredited Which? Trusted Trader so call us first.