If you’re fortunate enough to live in the affluent Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea it’s worth being aware of Dry Rot Fungus because this can become one of the greatest threats to your home.

Dry Rot is a nasty form of wood decay which is caused by damp and has four life stages:

1. It begins life as a microscopic spore, almost like a fine orange dust.
2. If conditions are damp enough they will start to grow white strands called hyphae.
3. These germinate to create a large mass called mycelium.
4. Finally the fruiting body will distribute its new spores into the air.

It’s an extremely fast spreading form of wood decaying fungus as each spore released is capable of starting a new dry rot outbreak. It will eat away at timbers and building materials in your home which can lead to severe structural damage.

Tapco HomeDry are London, Surrey and the Home Counties number one Dry Rot and Damp specialists. We’ve been diagnosing and treating Dry Rot in Chelsea, SW3 for over 44 years since we began in the industry in 1971. This affluent area can be at risk of dry rot just as much as anywhere else.

Our specialist operatives have attended properties in Chelsea, SW3, and saved home owners from thousands of pounds worth of damage. It’s important not to underestimate the damage that Dry Rot can cause.

We thoroughly eradicate every last sign of mycelium by removing wall plaster and cutting out all affected and weakened timbers. We apply a high performance timber and masonry preservation treatment to kill off all spores to prevent further attack. Finally we replace wall plaster in accordance with our ‘Tapco Homedry Dry Rot Re-Plastering System’ and replace timbers with new pre-treated timber.

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Call us on 0800 195 9878 for a full Dry Rot and Timber Survey. Do It Once, Do It Right with Tapco HomeDry.

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