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Wet Rot : Prevention

Prevention

Ensure that all external timber frames are adequately painted to protect the timber from frontal ingress of water.

Be aware of any damp walls and address the problem, it could be a missing/damaged damp proof course (dpc), a bridged dpc or a bridged cavity. If necessary seek expert advice as the symptom may be just a sign of a bigger problem.

Make sure that any soil and other debris is cleared away from around the bottom of timber frames.

A 34 dampness

Check the roof space for the ingress of water, you may not see daylight through a hole in the roof, the water could be running down the under felt behind the tiles onto timber some distance away from the hole. When it is raining, go into the attic with a light or torch, the shining of water on a timber or felt normally stand out very easily.

A 33 wet in timber flooring

Other favored places for wet rot are under the kitchen sink, bath, shower, washing basins, and toilet and behind the washing machine etc.; all areas where a small leak from either a water supply or drain could go unnoticed for a long time but where timber could become saturated with water.

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We hope you find this information both helpful and educational with regard to wet rot.

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