Dry Rot Treatment

Just the words Dry Rot can instil fear into anyone who thinks they may have it and so it should because Dry Rot (Serpula lacrymans) is one of the most insidious and highly destructive problems a property can have. Timber can account for around 75% of any buildings materials, so once an attack has established itself, it can cause major damage, devastation and disruption, not to mention, huge cost.

For Dry Rot to survive it needs a source of moisture, so the only way to deal with this major problem is to immediately rectify whatever has caused it and thoroughly eradicate the attack. You can rely on Tapco HomeDry’s 47 plus years of experience, coupled with the fact that our trained and experienced technicians carry out every aspect of the treatment and restoration, and will use only the safest high-performing preservatives.

All aspects of our work are covered by our established 20-year guarantee which, for a one-off premium, can be insured for the first 10-years by Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI).

What Are The Signs

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.

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What Is It

True Dry Rot (Serpula lacrymans) is ‘the’ major building decay fungus and one of the most insidious and destructive problems a property can have.

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What Causes It

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.

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1. Contact

Book a Dry Rot Treatment appointment or call us.

  • Home owners & pre-purchasers
  • Estate Agents & Businesses
  • Covering London / Home Counties

2. Survey

Our surveyor will determine the extent of the attack, the amount of damage that has occurred and what restoration and eradication measures are required.

  • Investigations and tests are thorough and accurate
  • Comprehensive report and recommendations
  • Long term member of the PCA

3. Treatment

All Dry Rot eradication is carried out by our experienced technicians.

  • We carry out thorough restoration measures to ensure complete eradication.
  • All timber replacement and associated work are carried out in accordance with good building practice.
  • Only the most up to date methods and preservatives are used to ensure permanent eradication

4. Aftercare

For a single premium you can insure our guarantee with Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI).

  • All structural repairs carried out to a high standard using non-corrosive stainless steel wall ties and strengthening bars.
  • All associated damage repairs carried out.
  • Recognised by all leading insurance companies.
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