Wood rot specialists in London
Wood Rot often occurs when timbers are infrequent or prolonged contact with water or damp areas, most often in areas with little to no adequate ventilation. The source of the water or damp can be as wide-ranging as an issue with the plumbing, through to a problem with rising damp, or even blocked guttering. The most common area’s where wood rot comes from include plumbing leaks, poor drainage or condensation.
This leads to an ideal environment for fungi to develop and begin to infect the wood. This can lead to two types of wood rot: Wet Rot and Dry Rot. Both of these types of wood rot require wood, moisture, oxygen and warmth to grow and develop.
A London homeowner is likely to experience wood rot in their property at some point. Wood rot generally occurs when the paint on the wood fails, or the wood itself is in contact with something damp, thus allowing it to absorb moisture.
Unfortunately, wood rot can grow extremely quickly. When wood rot is occurring, you may witness the affected wood starting to splinter, or even in some extreme cases turn into a powder. The wood rot will continue to grow until it runs out of moisture in the wood itself, or the temperate becomes either too hot or too cold.
Before repairing the damaged wood it is essential to make sure the affected area is inspected and isolating the cause of where the water source is entering. Always consider that the moisture causing the wood rot may be coming from either inside or from outside of your London property.
If you require any further information or would like to speak to someone then why not drop us a call or upload pictures to our website and we can discuss with you the best options to get rid of damp in your property on 0207 127 6886 or contact us.