Dry Rot

Dry rot is a severe problem that can affect damp timbers within your property and must be treated quickly due to its aggressive nature.  There is only one true dry rot which is known as Serpula Lacrymans and it thrives in humid environments.

How to identify dry rot problems

Dry rot is relatively easy to detect with proper inspections from a trained company like Prokil. During the inspection, our team will look for signs that indicate the occurrence of dry rot such as:

  • Timbers will darken
  • Cuboidal cracking of the timber
  • Fine grey strands
  • Cotton wool like growth
  • Red dust

Read more for a full list of the signs of dry rot.

What causes dry rot

The Serpula Lacrymans fungus will usually require a constant source of moisture to thrive and it prospers in badly ventilated damp areas or where timber is in contact with damp masonry. Learn more about the causes of dry rot in timber.

Our dry rot treatments

Once you have spotted dry rot in your property, we recommend that you contact the team at Prokil without hesitation. It must be treated promptly once identified by our experts due to its rapid growth and destructive nature.

As members of the Property Care Association (PCA), our qualified surveyors and technicians can provide customers with our in-depth knowledge of causes and treatments for dry rot. Our qualified experts will conduct an extensive dry rot survey and make appropriate recommendations.


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At Prokil, we provide an effective dry rot treatment that will treat dry rot in many properties across Brighton, Southampton, Bournemouth and more. With 50 years of experience, Prokil has identified and treated dry rot in properties across the South of England.

If you suspect dry rot to exist within your home, contact Prokil today as soon as possible.

For a survey on your property and information on all our services, please contact us.

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Prokil is an experienced Damp and Timber Preservation company covering the South of England.

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