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Wet and Dry Rot Treatments Hampshire JH Preservation Treatments can deal with all your wet and dry rot problems in Hampshire and surrounding areas. If you need expert advice and verification of what the problem is please just get in touch with us. We can assess the exact treatment needed for your property.


What is Wet Rot?
(Coniophora Puteana)

Wet rot is a term used to describe a whole variety of fungal species that cause wood rot. The most common of these is 'Cellar Fungus' (Coniophora Puteana). It is the commonest cause of decay in woodwork which has become soaked by water leakage.


The damage is shown by wood darkening with cracks along and across grain, but usually less deep than those caused by Serpula Lacrymans. Where conditions cause drying of the wood surfaces, an apparently sound skin of timber often remains which may crack longitudinally as the decay progresses beneath. Freshly colonised wood usually shows a yellow discolouration.

Mycellium is only present in conditions of high humidity and rarely without brown strands. Cream to brownish in colour; off-white under previous floor coverings. It may spread superficially over damp plaster or brickwork.

Strands are thin, usually brown or black, though yellowish when young.

Fruit Bodies are rare in buildings. They are thin, lying flat on substrate and with small irregular lumps. Olive green to olive brown with cream margin; paler when young.

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What is Dry Rot?
(Serpula Lacrymans)

The common name for dry rot is Dry Rot Fungus - mostly found in softwoods.

Wet and Dry Rot Treatments Hampshire It is a major building decay fungus, often causing extensive damage. A brown rot which typically occurs on wood embedded in, or in contact with, wet brickwork. Dry rot is sensitive to high temperatures (over 25 degrees C) and drying, and therefore rarely found on exposed timbers or in situations where fluctuating conditions are likely (e.g. well ventilated subfloors and roofing timbers). It's able to grow through bricks and mortar, although it cannot feed on them. Strands can transport moisture from damp areas, allowing the spread of the fungus to dry wood in unventilated conditions. An appearance of fruit-bodies may be the first indication of outbreak.

The mycellium are silky white sheets or cotton wool-like white cushions with patches of lemon yellow or lilac tinges where exposed to light. In less humid conditions, it forms a thin, felted grey skin. During active growth the advancing hyphal edge forms a silky fringe. It tears in the direction of the growth and is brittle when dry.

The strands are white to grey, branching, and are sometimes as thick as a pencil - also brittle when dry.

Fruit bodies are usually found on wood-wall joints and are rare on exteriors of buildings. They are tough fleshy, pancake or bracket-shaped with a yellow ochre centre when young, darkening to a rusty red when mature owing to spore production. They are covered with shallow pores or folds and the edges are white or grey.

Spores are profuse and may settle as fine layer of reddish brown dust on horizontal surfaces.


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