Huddersfield WET ROT

Timber Decay Treatment Experts

Wet Rot Problem? Act fast.

Danford Brewer & Ives are wet rot treatment experts in Huddersfield. 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 wet rot treatments in Huddersfield 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 wet rot can seem very disruptive, it is necessary to rectify the problems to stop it spreading any further and perhaps lasting structural damage. Danford Brewer & Ives provide effective wet rot treatment in a quick and hassle-free way.

OUR SPECIALIST WORKS PROCESS

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CONTACT US

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.

Wet rot early signs

Knowing the early signs of wet rot is integral to applying an effective treatment to stop the spread of the fungus that causes timbers to decay.

Like dry rot, wet rot is caused by high levels of moisture and wet or damp conditions.

It can be more difficult to detect because it often spreads initially in hidden or secluded locations.

The most obvious indicator is its smell; the wood fungus that causes wet rot gives off a pungent odour that will begin to spread throughout the house.

AREAS WE COVER:

We serve all areas of Huddersfield including...
  • BRACKENHALL
  • FARNLEY TYAS
  • HONLEY
  • CROSLAND MOOR
  • GOLCAR
  • ALMONDBURY
  • FENAY BRIDGE
  • DALTON
  • LEPTON
  • MIRFIELD
  • BROCKHOLES
  • LINDLEY
  • BRIGHOUSE
  • ELLAND
  • NEWSOME
  • GREENHEAD

Call us on 01484 839213, complete our Contact Form or use Live Chat.

FAQ

What is wet rot?

Wet rot is a destructive type of decay commonly found in timber that makes up the structure of a home or building.

That could be in the ceiling, window frames, basement or walls.

It is a natural process, prompting old wood to broken down, caused by fungal spores that grow and spread when there are high levels of moisture in the wood.

They are ever-present in the air, but dampness turns them into a mushroom-like fungus that causes decay.

Wet rot is most unwelcome in a house or commercial property because the damage it causes – if it isn’t treated in time – can affect the overall structure.

How does wet rot occur?

Wet rot is caused by fungal spores which, given the right conditions, will begin to break down timber and decay wood.

It is caused by several fungal species, the most common being Coniophora puteana or cellar fungus, which needs high levels of moisture of around 50% to survive, thrive and cause the timber to soften

The fungal spores that cause wet rot are present in the air, but it tends to grow on porous wooden surface with high moisture content.

That’s why wet rot occurs in damp conditions, and why leaks and drainage issues are the main catalyst within households.

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