HALIFAX WET ROT

Timber Decay Treatment Experts

Wet Rot Problem? Act fast.

Danford Brewer & Ives are wet rot treatment specialists in Halifax, West Yorkshire. A wet rot survey will be carried out by our own PCA Qualified surveyors to ensure the right treatment is applied to the wet rot infected area. We are here to help you by accurately identifying the cause of the wet rot problem as well as recommending the most effective solution to treat the infected area. All our wet rot treatments in Halifax are backed by meaningful long term guarantees giving you complete peace of mind.

Wet Rot is a form of timber decay which grows on porous surfaces with very High Levels of Moisture Content, Commonly From Poor Ventilation Below The Floor, Rising Or Penetrating Damp, Water Leaks Etc.

WET ROT

Wet rot can be a white or brown rot, which does not refer to the colour of the mould, but the shade that the timber turns when affected. Brown rot will darken the wood, and will break in small cracks, where as white rot lightens the wood and the damage is visible across the grain.

Treating Wet Rot

Once Danford Brewer & Ives have identified the problem to be wet rot, the area will have to be properly ventilated to allow the wood to dry and the root cause of the problem will have to be solved. Any damaged timber will have to be replaced where necessary.

Although treating both dry and wet rot can seem very disruptive, it is necessary to rectify the problems to stop any further and perhaps lasting damage. Danford Brewer & Ives will strive to make sure the job is completed as quickly and hassle free as possible.

OUR SPECIALIST WORKS PROCESS

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Complete the enquiry form below or call us directly to discuss your damp or timber problem. On this call, we will arrange to visit you and survey your property. There is a small fee for the site survey, which will be confirmed on the call. If you proceed with the full works, this fee is refundable against any further works carried out.

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SITE SURVEY

One of our qualified team will visit your property at an agreed time and date. We will assess the problem and determine the best solution. Once we understand the root cause of the problem we can creat a suitable plan to fix it. Following the site survey we will provide you with a written report and quotation.

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WE FIX IT

Once you are happy for the works to proceed we will then arrange a convenient time and date with you to carry out the specialist works as per the quotation. Most specialist works are usually completed within a couple of days and involve minimal disruption. Our team will keep you fully up to date on the works progress during this time.

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AFTERCARE

In order for the guarantee to be activated all of the specialist works need to be signed off. A comprehensive checklist will be completed and signed off by both our team & yourself to make sure you are fully satisfied with the works. Following the sign off, where appropriate, the works can be fully guaranteed.

BACKED BY GUARANTEE

Specialist works are covered by long term guarantee by independent insurers.

Wet rot specialists

Wet and dry rot share similarities; both are destructive forms of fungal decay can affect timber in your house.

A wet rot specialist can easily tell the difference between the two different types and will know exactly what needs to be done to get rid it.

They apply the appropriate treatment to affected areas and will also be able to advise how best to prevent wet rot returning in future.

Fixing wet rot damage

If any timbers in your home have been affected by wet rot or if the fungus has spread through a building, then it is still possible to fix the damage.

The source of damp or high moisture levels in the home that cause wet rot in the first place needs to be removed to stop it from spreading further.

Timbers that are too cracked or that have begun to crumble will need to be removed and replaced with new ones that have undergone treatment.

They should also be coated in a fungicide that protects against wood fungus.

AREAS WE COVER:

We serve all areas of Halifax including...
  • BOOTHTOWN
  • SIDDAL
  • OVENDEN
  • ELLAND
  • SOWERBY BRIDGE
  • RIPPONDEN
  • TODMORDEN
  • WALSDEN
  • HEBDEN BRIDGE
  • BRIGHOUSE
  • CALDERDALE
  • MYTHOLMYROYD

Call us on 01422 229831, complete our Contact Form or use Live Chat.

FAQ

What are the most common causes of wet rot?

While wet rot is the direct result of fungal spores in the atmosphere being activated, there are more common underlying causes that exacerbate and accelerate the process by providing optimal conditions for wood fungus to thrive.

It needs moisture, so the most common cause of decay is penetrating damp found in walls, roof defects, plumbing issues, leaky gutters, bathroom shower trays, and condensation in the building.

Wet rot can also be caused by leaking appliances, like faulty dishwashers or washing machines, as well as faulty plumbing or spills and leakages left unattended.

Why does wet rot occur?

Wet rot occurs because of the wood fungus that spreads and eats into the timber.

It is a natural process, often seen as nature’s way of returning wood back to the environment.

In that setting, it decomposes wet wood and provides a means for it to be broken down into the soil.

In the modern world, where timber is used in housing, wet rot isn’t welcome or helpful.

That’s why it’s important to have an effective treatment plan in place to halt decay and protect a building’s structural integrity.

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