Wet Rot in Southampton

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Wet rot is most likely to strike properties when humid air or water meets timber and is often caused by faulty plumbing or drainage. Wet rot or Coniophora puteana fungus occurs in areas that are frequently damp or wet and can strike properties of all sizes. We supply properties in Southampton with effective wet rot treatments.

How to identify wet rot

Wet rot can be identified with many tell-tale signs one of which is water coming out of the woodwork with a slight prod of the finger. Another sign of wet rot is movement of floorboards which could show that wet rot is evident in your property.

It is also critical to assess the timber structure within your property as wet rot isn’t always visible from the outside. Wet rot is easily discovered on unpainted and untreated timbers; if your timbers have been painted and have cracks this is a sign of wet rot.

Southampton wet rot treatments

If you leave wet rot and ignore it, it could spread and damage your property’s timber structure within 60 days. Inspections from a professional company like Prokil will uncover the scale of the wet rot infection in your property. Our waterproofing treatments will tackle all wet rot and prevent reoccurrence.

The Prokil team will also check if there are any causes like drainage problems or leaks within your property.


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Causes of wet rot

Wet rot happens when timber is exposed to extremely humid air or comes into contact with water. Plumbing or drainage issues are often the leading cause of wet rot in many properties throughout the South Coast of England. Before treating your property for dry rot, we will conduct an inspection for leaks that could be causing wet rot.

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

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