The combination of moisture and a room’s lack of ventilation provides the perfect conditions for fungal attacks on timber to occur, causing a myriad of problems including wood rot. Once it has established itself, the fungus weakens the cell structure of the timber and threatens the quality of the wood, creating problems similar to those caused by dry rot and wet rot. Although they’re both causes of fungal timber decay, they each differ as they develop. Whereas wet rot tends to stay localised, dry rot can cause a full infestation of your home or commercial property, spreading through the building and even affecting the brickwork. Dry rot is most responsible for large-scale wood decay, however, they can both cause a significant amount of damage to structural timbers. That’s why we at Mercian Preservation, wood rot treatment specialists based in Dudley, offer a dry and wet rot elimination service to give our valued customers complete protection and total peace of mind.