Causes of Rot
Identify typical signs of wet and dry 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.
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:
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.
As with any timber problem, the damage wet rot can cause will increase the longer it is left to grow. When wet rot is identified and treated early the area that needs treatment will be smaller and usually less expensive. When left to grow, wet rot can cause serious structural damage to timber and this an result in extensive timber replacement work to keep your property safe.
If you have spotted the signs of wet rot we would advise booking a professional wet rot survey as soon as you are able. Thisa should keep the treatment as unintrusive and cost effective as possible.
Unfortunately there is no set cost for wet rot treatment as every property is unique and every wet rot outbreak will vary in size. This means different types of wet rot treatments will be required from home to home, business to business. We would urge anyone looking for a properly diagnosed wet rot solution to avoid anyone offering a set price.
That said, the qualified and experienced surveyors at Rentokil Property Care will be able to give you the precise level of treatment needed and a price for that treatment after a through property survey. By booking a wet rot survey with Rentokil Property Care you can be sure that you will get the right quote for the best treatment. This will allow us to fully understand the wet rot issue in your property and give you an accurate quotation for your wet rot treatment.
You can book a survey with our Which? and PCA accredited team today by clicking the button below.
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:
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.
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.
If you have spotted wet rot and want to talk to someone then please do not hesitate to contact our wet rot specialists. Call us today or click the button below to book a wet rot survey online and receive a £25 discount.