Dry Rot in Blackburn

dry rot in blackburnDry rot in Blackburn (Serpula lacrymans) is a wood-destroying fungus which is present in most regions of the earth. Although it affects woodland timbers, dry rot is best recognised for its ability to destroy timbers in ships and buildings.

Identification of Dry Rot in Blackburn

It is very important distinguish whether timber decay has been caused by dry rot or another wood-destroying fungus such as one of the wet rots. This is due to the fact that dry rot is able to travel through building materials other than timber, giving outbreaks the potential to spread rapidly through a property. Because of this additional measures (e.g. masonry sterilisation) often have to be undertaken when treating dry rot in Blackburn over and above the steps necessary when handling outbreaks of other wood-rotting fungi.



Dry Rot Treatments in Blackburn

Treatment for Dry Rot can be very costly and disruptive to property owners. It is vital that Dry Rot Treatments in Blackburn are carried out to rigorous protocol to stop the infection reoccurring. All our Dry Rot treatments are completed by qualified technicians and supervised by a CSRT surveyor to make certain that each treatment step and procedure is carried out thoroughly to provide all our clients with peace of mind.

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Every Dry Rot Treatment is backed up by a long term written guarantee and can be optionally guaranteed under the Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI) Scheme which only Property Care Association Members can offer.




Typical warning signs of dry rot in Blackburn include:

Timber shrinks, darkens and cracks in a ‘cuboidal’ manner
A silky grey to mushroom coloured skin frequently tinged with patches of lilac and yellow often develops under less humid conditions. This ‘skin’ can be peeled just like a mushroom.
White, fluffy ‘cottonwool’ mycelium grows under humid conditions. ‘Teardrops’ may develop on the growth.
Strands develop in the mycelium
Fruiting bodies are a soft, fleshy pancake or bracket with an orange-ochre surface. The surface has wide pores.
Rust red coloured spore dust typically seen around fruiting bodies.
Active decay produces a musty, damp odour.


The proper identification of Dry Rot in Blackburn is vital in identifying the way forward when treating and eradicating timber decay from properties. All Dry Rot Surveys are carried out by Certified Surveyors in Remedial Treatments (CSRT Surveyors) to ensure all our clients are given the proper diagnosis and provide them with a step-by-step plan to eliminate and remove this infection.


Contact Anchor Building Services


Don’t take chances with your home; ensure you have a Timber/Dry Rot survey completed by one of our CSRT Surveyors. Contact Anchor Building Services today.


dry rot in blackburn
dry rot in blackburn