Wet Rot repairs



Wet Rot repairs

The threat posed to the structural integrity of your home by wet rot is something that should not be lost on any homeowner. Although there are many different types of rot that fall under the name “wet rot”, the common factor that unites them all is the damage that their decay can wreak upon the wood in your home. A Bio-Kil expert will be more than happy to identify the need for, and carry out, any wet rot repairs that are needed anywhere in your house.
Is wet rot a common problem in homes?
While most people have heard of dry rot, its more humid cousin is certainly not uncommon in British houses, thanks to the often rainy and damp climate on our shores. The many species of this type of rot have one thing in common - they break down the cell structure of any wood that they affect, and can weaken walls, ceilings and floors in any home where they are found, potentially causing severe structural issues within your property.
What are the signs of wet rot?
Before you can do anything about wet rot in your home, it is necessary to identify it. While we would recommend having an expert make the definitive identification, you will tend to notice a few things if your home is in need of wet rot repairs:
Your floors seem to sag when walked on
There may be a somewhat stale, musty smell within your home
You might notice discoloration or weakness in the timber around your house
If you have noticed any of the above, or any signs of cracking or softness in the wood of your home, then it may be time to call a Bio-Kil expert. Explain to them where you have noticed the problems at their worst, and for how long this has been going on.
Where is wet rot most likely to occur?
Wet rot occurs most often in the exposed timber within a home, commonly on the ground floor or in the cellar. Indeed, one of the most common forms of wet rot-causing fungus in UK homes is Coniophora Puteana, also known as “Cellar Fungus”. However, no part of your home with wood in it is immune to this problem, and wet rot repairs may be needed at the exterior or the interior of your house.
What should I do if I suspect there is wet rot in my house?
To remedy the issue, it is important to take prompt action, and the first port of call for wet rot repairs in the Bournemouth area should be a Bio-Kil professional. They will identify the treatment that is needed and, with your permission, arrange your wet rot repairs. Our repair will include identifying and removing the source of the moisture that is causing the problem, making sure that the issue will not recur. We will then remove and replace any wood that cannot be treated and saved, leaving the treated area as good as new and giving you peace of mind.