How To Identify Wet Rot
Wet rot is often difficult to identify as it usually occurs under floorboards, behind skirting boards, underneath leaking plumbing and in damp basements. Due to this difficulty wet rot is commonly not found until the damage has progressed into a much bigger problem.
- There are, however, a number of signs that point to a wet rot infection in your property. Catching wet rot in its earliest stages is key, so following and looking out for the below could be wise.
- A damp musty smell
- Cracking or softening timber
- Weak or discoloured wood
- Moving floor when walking over it
- Any signs of fungal growth on any part of the timbers in your home
Wet rot is commonly found in ground floors and roofs with timbers built into the external walls as these are susceptible to damp problems. Every building has its unique traits, however, so you could find wet rot anywhere.
It is important to properly diagnose any rot that has infested wood in your home as you will need to determine whether it is dry rot or wet rot. A timber decay survey from experienced wet rot specialists like APP Protect is recommended.