Dry rot is an issue that may affect your home at any point in time. However, dry rot is often found in older homes over newer models. It’s important that you can discern between dry and wet rot in order to be able to address the problem by calling the professionals. Dry rot should never be ignored once it’s discovered in order to maintain the structural integrity and aesthetic of your home. Professional treatments and solutions are available for dry rot control that will be able to help you with your needs, no matter how big or small the task may be. Below is a quick guide to dry rot in homes.
What Is Dry Rot?
Dry rot is a type of fungus that can do a lot of damage to your home and your timber. As with most home issues that challenge structural integrity, it’s important to be able to identify and deal with dry rot in a timely and knowledgeable manner. Given time to develop, dry rot can cause a lot of damage and should be addressed as soon as it’s discovered, especially indoors.
Dry rot is not actually dry. It is a type of fungal decay that occurs in “dry wood” meaning wood that has been used to build a structure, most commonly a home. Dry rot cannot establish itself unless the timber it’s affecting is much wetter than it should be, which is why the term “dry rot” is slightly misleading and requires Von damp and dry rot control.
Dry Rot Vs. Wet Rot
Dry rot may be identified as wood being hard to the touch, greyish skin colour, and fruiting body- meaning rusty or orange coloured mushrooms present. Wet rot may be identified by wood being wet to the touch, blackish skin colour, and fruiting body- being yellow, brown, or white mushrooms.