If you live in Leatherhead, Surrey, or are considering purchasing a property in this area it’s important to have it checked out for damp problems as these can lead to the dreaded dry rot fungus. Dry Rot is a virulent wood decaying fungus which eats away at timbers and building materials, spreading rapidly via the spores it releases into the air.

The term ‘dry rot’ is misleading because it needs damp to flourish and survives best at moisture levels of over 25%. We would strongly recommend periodically checking your property, especially during heavy rainfall, to make sure there is no faulty guttering or roof defects which can lead to penetrating damp and timber decay. Other causes of damp are rising damp, this occurs when ground water moves up through the wall by capillary action, due to a broken down, ineffective damp proof course. This in turn can create high humidity and condensation. A knock on effect that can be very expensive.

If you have any symptoms of damp or dry rot a Tapco HomeDry qualified Surveyor will check your whole property and measure wall moisture levels with an electronic ‘Survey Master’ damp meter. He will also check accessible timbers and floorboards with a sharp instrument. You will be informed of our findings in a full report containing floor plans, images and a quotation for our recommended remedial work and treatment.

Tapco HomeDry’s Head Office is very close to Leatherhead, in Thames Ditton, Surrey, so we are your local company. We work closely with home owners and property owners in London, Surrey and the Home Counties to offer expert advice on damp, dry rot and woodworm. We’ve been in the industry since 1971 and our 44 years of experience give home owners and prospective purchasers the utmost confidence that they are choosing the best.

If we find a dry rot or damp problem in your home it’s important to have it dealt with urgently as it can grow anywhere between 1.5 to 4 metres per year depending on the damp and humidity conditions. It can cause severe structural problems, possibly spread to adjoining properties and can require several thousands of pounds worth of repairs.

Our Tapco HomeDry Operatives are experts in carrying out specialist dry rot treatment in Leatherhead to eliminate every last sign of dry rot. All our work is covered by a long term guarantee with our Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI) and we are proud members of the Property Care Association (PCA).

Don’t become a victim of damp and dry rot, call Tapco HomeDry for a survey now on 0800 195 9878.

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