Staines-upon-Thames is a suburban town on the River Thames in the borough of Spelthorne in Surrey, England. Before 1 April 1965 it was in the historic county of Middlesex.Staines is a bustling town town in the borough of Spelthorne, in the historic county of Middlesex in England, 15 miles south west of Charing Cross, London, bounded by the Thames to the south and in the north-west bisected by the M3 motorway.
If you are lucky enough to live in or around the lovely area of Staines, 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 in the borough of Spelthorne since 1971 and are recognised as one of London and Middlesex’s most established and reputable Dry Rot and Damp Proofing restoration company.
If you 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.
If you recognise any of the following you should call us immediately:
• 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.
Tapco HomeDry are specialists at dealing with dry rot, because we have been treating it for over 45 years. Based in Thames Ditton and Esher in Surrey we are just a short drive through Richmond Park from East Sheen so we are your local specialist.
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 Shepperton. 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).