WHAT IS DRY & WET ROT?
DRYPRO'S TOP TIPS FOR PREVENTING DRY & WET ROT IN YOUR PROPERTY
Reduce or eliminate excess moisture
Try to achieve this by ensuring rooms are properly ventilated & there are no plants within 2 feet of your walls.
Ensure wood is not in contact with any soil
This will ensure that the wood cannot soak up any additional moisture from the soil.
Replace any damaged wood that has become structurally weakened.
Any wood that has already been damaged is more susceptable to soaking up moisture.
Have your roof checked annually
Ensure that your roof is checked for any water damage, loose tiles, mold or rot.
Regularly check plumbing for leaks
Leaks are often the main source of rot, therefore ensuring that your plumbing isn't rusted or corroded and well maintained will reduce the risk of rot appearing.
Ensure that your home is well ventilated
Ensure that rooms subject to excess moisture are well ventilated, for example, your bathroom.
DRYPRO'S DRY & WET ROT SOLUTIONS
Dry rot is caused by lack of airflow in unventilated conditions, therefore one of the core methods of removal is finding and preventing the source of the moisture. Wet rot is usually found to be in leaky plumbing, guttering, or pipework, condensation, rainwater coming through gaps in doors and windows, damaged or bridged DPC (damp proof course), missing roof tiles, flashing or cladding, or blocked air bricks.
Once the problem has been resolved, the second step involves removing the affected timber, and if necessary - the use of fungicides.