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How to Treat Wet Rot

Is your home suffering from wet rot? With over 60 years worth of experience in the removal and treatment of wet rot; you can be sure your property will be in safe hands. Thousands of homes and businesses across the UK have benefitted from our expertise wet rot treatment service.

If you require the expertise and help from our specialist wet rot treatment team, do not hesitate to get in touch with Rentokil Property Care. Give us a call on 0800 0121 437 or click the button below to book a survey with one of our locally-based surveyors.

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Wet Rot Survey and Treatment

Before treatment, one of our qualified surveyors will conduct a thorough property inspection (wet rot survey) to assess the extent of the rot problem and decide whether there is a need for treatment. At this point, plaster, skirting or paneling may need to be removed to determine the full extent of wet rot and its causes.

Our surveyor will also:

  • Check for sources of damp that led to the rot
  • Look for associated problems such as dry rot, damp or insect infestations
  • Identify other areas of your property that could be at risk
  • Provide the most cost-effective solution to your problem
  • Provide you with a full report outlining findings in each specific area of your property

Dealing with Wet Rot

After a wet rot treatment survey has been completed, a solution has been agreed upon and our surveyor has arranged a suitable date with you; our technicians will come and rectify your wet rot problem. Our trained technicians will go through the following steps to treat your property for wet rot:

1. Stop the Moisture Source

To locate and treat the source of moisture, our trained technicians will remove any infected wood and wall plaster. The source of moisture is then repaired and dried before wet rot treatment can be applied; this will prevent wet rot spores from germination in the future.

2. Remove Damaged Area

To prevent the spread of your current rot fungus problem; skirtings, panelling, ceilings and plaster that have been damaged or started to decay are removed.

3. Treating Wet Rot

A protective chemical barrier in the form of fungicidal paste is applied if structural timbers and brickwork are affected by the wet rot fungus. Once applied, the fungicidal paste will not only prevent wet rot from re-establishing itself but prevent attacks from woodworm for many years to come.

4. Damaged Timber Replacement

Once our property technicians is satisfied that the wet rot treatment has entirely eradicated rot from your home, they will begin replacing removed timber with preservative-treated timbers

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How to Prevent Wet Rot

As the old adage goes, prevention is better than the cure, and it is possible to prevent a wet rot outbreak in your property. The following steps can help prevent wet rot:

  • Apply timber treatment to external timber
  • Look out for damp patches and leaks and fix them 
  • Regularly check roof tiles and guttering for damage that could result in water ingress

Additionaly, wet rot tends to flourish in places where water leaks so regularly check the sinks, baths, showers, toilets and washing machines in your property. Fixing a small leak now can prevent the need for professional wet rot treatment in the future.

Our Wet Rot Treatment Guarantee

At Rentokil, we guarantee professional, effective wet rot treatment carried out by specialists wet rot technicians who are experienced in resolving rot issues in homes and business premises. As part of our expert service, all our wet rot treatments are covered by our 30-year guarantee, which can be passed on to future owners of your property.

Guarantee the safety of your home by calling us on 0800 0121 437 or contact our team about a survey today.

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