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LEARN ABOUT THE SIGNS OF WET ROT, TREATMENTS AND PREVENTION

Understand more about this fungus, what to look out for, and allow JDN Property Services Ltd to integrate treatments and prevention systems. Based in Wishaw, we’re ideally based to work with clients across Lanarkshire as well as Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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WHAT IS WET ROT?

Similar to dry rot, wet rot is a fungus that can affect unprotected timber, infecting the wood and leading to decay. You may be surprised by how much timber exists within your home, from lintels to your flooring joists. Each element plays an important role in keeping your property together, and though less destructive than other species, wet rot can work to threaten your building’s structural integrity and safety.

There are many types of fungus species, but the most common are characterised as white and brown rot, due to their appearance, which can be found in any area of the property, particularly within the roof, around windows and in your basement. Though they feed on different nutrients in the wood, the main cause remains the same, moisture. Wet rot occurs when timber is subjected to great amounts of moisture, and JDN Property Services Ltd.’s job is to discover the source, stop the damp and find the most appropriate wood treatment.

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SPOTTING THE SIGNS OF WET ROT EARLY ON

Taking a proactive approach to timber decay is the best way to prevent the need for extensive repairs down the line. With a thorough inspection, JDN Property Services Ltd can work with property owners across Glasgow, Edinburgh and Scotland’s Central Belt to identify wet rot before it has chance to progress.

The tell-tale signs of wet rot to watch out for:

  • A spongey, soft feel to timber

  • Discolouration, including darkening

  • Cracking and crumbling

  • Visible fungus growth

  • Flaking paint

  • Wood shrinkage and warping

  • A musty or damp smell within your property  

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DAMP PROOFING

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WOODWORM

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CONDENSATION

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"Was passed Jon's details through our estate agent as damp was discovered during a home report. Jon managed to fit me in and complete the full assessment and works within 2 weeks to allow the property to go on the market. Extremely tidy and professional service back by a 30yr guarantee. Jon's advice is honest and tells how it is whereas others likely to include hidden costs or sell something not needed. Would highly recommend and will use again if needed for any property maintenance."

- Peter O, Google reviews

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WORRIED ABOUT WET ROT? CALL IN THE PROFESSIONALS

To learn more about treatments and how to spot the signs, contact our office in Wishaw to reach our knowledgeable teams.

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