Property Care Survey

Wood Rot

Rot Insurance

At Rentokil, we offer insurance to cover your home or business against problems associated with wood rot. Our insurance will provide the reassurance you need against wood-rotting fungi, which could attack the timber in your property. Wood is an integral part of most buildings, from roof joists, floorboards and stairs to skirting boards, structural timbers and eaves. Wood rot is caused by fungal decay within these timbers. There are many fungus species that can cause wood to become rotten.

The two most common types of rot affecting building timbers are Dry Rot and Wet Rot, which are both covered with our insurance plan. There are some indicative signs of Dry Rot and Wet Rot but professional diagnosis of the type of rot causing the problem is vital to allow effective treatment. Having an insurance contingency against such problems is always beneficial.