Dry rot, a fungus that affects timber, is an insidious and serious decay issue that if left untreated can cause extensive damage. Dry rot can take hold without attracting attention; a leaky pipe, leaky roof, or damaged guttering can all allow water to reach internal timber and make contact with otherwise harmless dry rot spores. The result is a fluffy fungus that will breakdown the fibres of wood, rendering it weak and unable to provide structural support.
Woodworm, like dry rot, is a problem that will compromise the structural integrity of your home’s internal timber. Caused by the egg larvae of the common furniture beetle, you will recognise an infestation of woodworm by the tiny holes left in wood and dusty, powder residue left from the beetle’s burrowing action. Left untreated, affected wood can crumble and become weak, leaving the property with a serious structural problem.
If you suspect you may have a problem with either dry rot or woodworm, you should consider requesting a survey from a specialist who can identify the problem and advise you on the best remedial action to eradicate the issue. With over 30 years’ experience to homes and organisations across Devon, you can be confident that we have the expertise to help you and your property. Let All-Cure help you keep your property safe and sound.