Mould & Rot
We offer professional wet rot treatment to customers throughout the UK.

Wet Rot Treatment

Wet Rot Treatment

Northampton Pest Management provide a professional rising damp treatment service for business customers & individuals, please be aware that nearly all types of rot and mould found in properties are a result of moisture finding its way into timber or brickwfork allowing the fungal growth to establish itself establish. Typical causes are gutter leaks, roofing defects, plumbing leaks etc. Damp, poorly ventilated environments are susceptible to outbreaks of wet rot. Complete Pest Control will identify the cause of any outbreak and treat it before any remedial work can takes place.

Wet Rot

There are two main types of wet rot which are brown rot & white rot - both of these can cause severe destruction to wood and both affect the wood differently depending on type.

Brown Rots

Usually cause cracking & shrinkage of the wood, cellar fungus is the most common type found in domestic properties although we do also see mine fungus. Cellar fungus usually looks like a dark brown-black, sheet like growth with delicate brown threads sprouting from the rotting wood, white sheets of mycelium may be observed with this species during the early stages of an attack.

The structural integrity of the timber is seriously affected by the rot and will shrink and crack, become brittle and take on a darker colour, not dissimilar to a dry rot attach to which it is closely related

White Rots

Usually reduce the timber to a stringy, fibrous texture. The most common white, wet rot we find in the home is called Phellinus Contiguus and has no common name. The fungus where present usually looks likes a light brown, sheet like growth. Bunches of light brown threads may be seen sprouting from the wood and it is also known to attack masonry

The structural integrity of the timber is seriously affected by the rot feeding upon the cellulose and lignin in the wood and will break it down giving a coarse, fibrous appearance with a lightening in colour.

For more information regarding our wet rot treatment service in Northamptonshire, Central England or the UK, please contact us for further details.