Timber Decay Treatment Experts

Wet Rot Problem? Act fast.

Danford Brewer & Ives are wet rot treatment specialists in Selby, North 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 Selby 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 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, whereas 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 cut out, replaced where necessary and potentially sprayed with a fungicidal treatment.

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.




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.



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.



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.

after care


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.


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

Where is wet rot commonly found?

Wet rot can occur in any part of a house or building where there is timber.
Because it is caused by fungal spores attracted to damp and wet pieces of wood, those areas with high levels of moisture that can be affected by leaks are most vulnerable.
Common places where fungus thrives, and rotten wood treatment may be needed, include timbers in the roof or in damp-susceptible areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, garages or basements.
Wet rot is commonly found in cellars, roofs and in timber frames around windows and rooms with restricted ventilation.

Preventing wet rot

Preventing wet rot and applying a treatment that works to affected areas of timber is important for maintaining the structural integrity of a house or building. The best way to prevent it is to stop leaks, flooding or drainage issues from causing timbers to become wet.
Coating exposed timbers with fungicide help kill off any spores and will also protect against wet rot while replacing affected timbers with new, fresh wood that has been treated and coated will stop it coming back in the future.


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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.

Does wet rot have a smell?

Wet rot gives off a distinctive smell; in fact, the damp, musty odour is an early warning sign your timber has been affected by a wood fungus.

Wet rot is caused by fungal spores activated by high moisture levels.

It’s this fungus that causes the smell as it begins to grow and decay the timber where wood rot treatment will be required.

The smell that’s produced is unpleasant, and it can easily spread through an entire building.

If you detect it, then it’s time to bring in a wet rot specialist.

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