Dry Rot in Burnley

dry rot in burnleyDry rot in Burnley (Serpula lacrymans) is a wood-destroying fungus that is evident in most parts of the earth. Although it can affect forest timbers, dry rot is best known for its ability to destroy timbers in ships and buildings.

Identification of Dry Rot in Burnley

It is very important determine whether timber decay has been caused by dry rot or another wood-destroying fungus such as one of the wet rots. This is down to the fact that dry rot is able to travel through building materials other than timber, giving outbreaks the potential to spread quickly through a structure. For this reason additional measures (e.g. masonry sterilisation) often have to be applied when treating dry rot in Burnley over and above the steps needed when facing break outs of other wood-rotting fungi.




Dry Rot Treatments in Burnley

Treatment for Dry Rot can be extremely costly and disruptive to property owners. It is essential that Dry Rot Treatments in Burnley are carried out to rigorous protocol to stop the infection reoccurring. All our Dry Rot treatments are performed by qualified technicians and supervised by a CSRT surveyor to assure 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 signs and symptoms of dry rot include:

Wood darkens, cracks and shrinks in a “cuboidal” manner
A silky grey to mushroom coloured skin often tinged with spots of lilac and yellow often develops under less humid conditions. This ‘skin’ can be peeled like a mushroom.
White, fluffy ‘cottonwool’ mycelium develops 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 generally seen around fruiting bodies.
Active decay produces a musty, damp odour.


The proper identification of Dry Rot in Burnley is crucial in figuring out the way forward when treating and extracting 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 right diagnosis and provide them with a plan of action to eradicate and remove this infection.

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Don’t take chances with your home; ensure that you have a Timber/Dry Rot survey performed by one of our CSRT Surveyors. Contact us today.


dry rot in burnley
dry rot in burnley