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What Are The Long-Term Effects of Dry Rot?

Damp on wooden frame old property

Dry rot is one of the most serious forms of damp that can manifest itself in property and, if left untreated, it can cause potentially irreversible damage to the building. As specialists in treating dry rot in London, we strongly advise regularly inspecting your property for signs of any infestation.

Often, the presence of dry rot does not come to light until the damage has already been done due to the areas in which the issue is likely to be. Dry rot is commonly found in humid, secluded areas with little in the way of ventilation.

Structural Damage

The main cause for concern when it comes to dry rot is damage to the building’s structure, which in serious cases can result in the need for major renovation works. In London, owing to highly populated streets, houses are at high risk of dry rot forming in secluded areas of the home such as the loft.

Unlike wet rot, the fruiting bodies of dry rot can spread throughout the building on surfaces with a high density of moisture. This means that while the cause of the problem could be in one area of the home, if left untreated, dry rot can penetrate any room leaving your entire home at risk.

Worst Case Scenario

What's the worst that can happen? Your entire home could cave in on itself as a result of structural beams becoming too weak to support the building. This only occurs in the most serious of cases but is a risk nonetheless if you do not seek professional help such as that on offer with Garratt’s Damp, who have previously treated numerous cases of dry rot in London and the surrounding areas.

Damp can go undetected in a home for years due to a lack of inspection or proper survey on the property. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to ensure that all checks are carried out as you could potentially be left with expensive repair works which, in London, are likely to come at a premium.

Treating Dry Rot in London

As London-based dry rot and damp proofing specialists, we have treated numerous cases in the city and surrounding areas. From preventing the manifestation of dry rot to treating widespread infestation, at Garratt’s Damp we offer a thorough and professional service.

For more information about any of our damp proofing services, please call the team today on 0208 535 7536 or contact us online to request a survey.

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