Given the right circumstances emergency timber preservation and remedial work is imperative.
A wet or dry rot treatment should be sought without delay in the event of an incident which has significantly raised the moisture levels in a property, domestic or commercial.
Wet rot and/or dry rot treatments are vital to guarantee the structural integrity of the timbers.
For example, if during a storm an area of the roof was torn away by wind which exposed the space below to hours of intense rainfall which could have seeped down through each storey of the building, this must be addressed. Adopting a wait and see what happens attitude could lead to an accident or worse, death.
Maybe the river level has risen over recent days and your property has experienced flooding on the ground floor. Even if this was just a few centimetres of standing water it could very easily make your property unsafe so please call dry and wet rot treatment specialists like Thames Valley Timber Treatment who will assess the level of damage and discuss what must be done to make the premises secure.
The problem won’t go away so please be proactive, it minimises risks and could save you from additional expenditure.
Wet rot requires 50% moisture and presents itself in black-brown veined fernlike shaped fungi, timber darkens and is spongy. It is easy to damage. A damp musty smell is noticeable.
Dry rot requires only around 20% moisture and it is creamy-white and pushes through paintwork, has a mushroom aroma, causes cracks in the wood and there are cobwebby threads or veining in it.
What to do
Call professional and accredited experts immediately, you need to know for certain whether your property is in a compromised state, if dry rot treatment or wet rot treatment is appropriate and how soon remedial work can be carried out. Emergency timber preservation requires a thorough survey, a surveyor will meticulously inspect and then produce a report for risk areas and those already displaying characteristics of damage. This attention to detail isn’t a moneymaking tactic, it is to ensure the maximum safety levels are achieved as soon as possible.
Emergency timber treatment can follow these courses:
Dry rot treatment and wet rot specialists understand the implications of dramatic situations involving moisture and they will act swiftly. Wet rot, dry rot and emergency timber treatments are part and parcel of every day workload for professional firms and you can place your trust in their expertise and experience.