Wet Rot


Wet rot as the name suggests is caused by damp environments. It is a fungi that attacks the timber. The maturing fungi produces millions of microscopic spores which are widely dispersed by the air currents. If they find an inviting home i.e. damp wood to settle on, they will germinate producing many tube like threads (mycelium) formed  inside the wood on which they will then feed.  Over time the wood will dramatically lose its strength and eventually become unsafe.

Wet rot is less serious than dry rot in that it will only flourish on damp timber. Find the source of the damp and stop it and the wet rot will die out and go away. Damaged timbers may need to be repaired depending on the extent of the damage caused.

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