Rot can be very serious - always consult a Qualified Expert, or give us a call
for free advice, or buy a Book:
our Qualified Timber Infestation Surveyors for free help - 01626 331351
photographs below show EXTREME examples of Dry rot - the early symptoms are far
less dramatic. So, it is important to take qualified advice immediately. Many
fungal attacks are actually Wet Rots, but some Wet Rots are difficult to distinguish
from Dry rot, so do call us or a qualified Timber Infestation Surveyor. We can
supply a list of Qualified Property Care Association Members, or go direct to
the PCA Website.
rust red dust on the carpet is Dry Rot - millions of Spores from this enormous
Fruiting Body, or Sporophore. Superb!
outbreak was caused by an external water leak - it developed whilst the Owner
was away for two months.
voids under floors are perfect as a growth area for Dry Rot - dark and moist,
with little air flow.
the rust red spores hanging in the cobwebs and the cream coloured edge to the
of timber removed from buildings, showing the white skin of Dry Rot.
part-dead Dry Rot in a Basement. Fresh body emerging from a skirting boards.
Rot growing from the skirting boards, but no signs of damage to the front.
Rot fruiting and lots of strands and mycellium, plus some fruiting bodies.
cuboidal cracking - typical of Dry Rot. Note - you can have Dry Rot and Wet Rot
Early beginnings of Dry Rot (left
hand picture). Skin and strands, plus Spores (right hand)
Identifying Wood Boring Insects, Rots and Moulds: full colour: BRE.
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