Wet rot and Dry rot have very little in common, only that both are classed as brown rot fungus. Wet rot (Coniophora puteana) is localised to certain areas of a property where there is or has been considerable damp or water ingress and insufficient ventilation. Many older properties were built with wood floors, which were… Read More
Dry rot is the most serious fungal attack and timber destroyer your property can have. Unfortunately you may not know there is a problem until considerable damage has been done, but there are signs to alert you. Maybe you are continuously wiping away a red, rust like dust from the surfaces of your furniture and… Read More
True Dry Rot (Serpula lacrymans) is ‘the’ major building decay fungus and one of the most insidious and destructive problems a property can have. It often causes very extensive and costly damage as it spreads from area to area looking for its food source, timber. When it finds the timber, the mycelium destroys it, as… Read More
You may have noticed a smell of mushrooms when you first walk into the room, you are constantly wiping a red, rust coloured dust from your furniture, your timber floor feels ‘springy’ when you walk on it, or joinery is showing signs of cracking. If you have noticed any of these, it is possible you… Read More
The name Dry Rot is rather inappropriate since it requires water for germination, growth and survival. Indeed, water or dampness is the fundamental need of all wood destroying fungus and without either the fungus ceases to grow and dies. When water penetrates wood, it allows bacteria and micro fungi to colonise. These break down part… Read More
Dry Rot remedial work carried out by Tapco HomeDry is very thorough, but by its nature, disruptive. First we find the cause of the moisture and immediately rectify it. Wall plaster is then progressively removed to trace the strands (Hypha) and locate any concealed timbers. All structurally weakened timbers are removed and carefully disposed of…. Read More
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