Most property owners face the problem of dry rot at their place. It causes large scale damage at any place. For those who don’t know anything about dry rot, it is the decay caused to the wood due to attack of certain type of fungus. It is mainly caused due to dampness at any place and poor ventilation of the building. Due to dry rot, the wooden structures in the concerned building including even furniture items undergo severe damage.
As a result, cracks appear in the wooden structures and at the same time there is powdering of the wood. The wood is attacked by the fungus at the places where it is the strongest and supports the entire wooden structure. In order to get rid of dry rot, most people opt for certain treatment options that help in getting rid of the dry rot. Even the property owners can themselves use these methods of dry rot treatment. They just need to pay attention to certain points.
Complete removal of the dry rot- It is one of the most important points worth considering while treating the wooden structures at your place for dry rot. While starting with the treatment of dry rot, you need to detect and remove all the wooden surfaces and structures that have been attacked by the fungus. It is because the rot can spread to other places as well. So you need to carefully check and remove all the defected wooden surfaces and structures. Otherwise the entire process of treatment of dry rot would be useless.
Replacement of rotted with properly treated wood– It is but obvious that after removal of the infected wood you would certainly replace it with new wooden surfaces and structures. Before doing this, you must be careful that you should always treat the new wood to be used in place of old wood after treating it with some good quality anti-fungal solution or some fungicide. At the same time, it is equally important to let the wooden surface dry out completely before using it for the replacement purpose. It helps in prevention of the further attack of the fungus in the wood. Also you need to treat the other structures around the replaced wood with fungicide. It helps in complete elimination of the chances of recurrence of dry rot.
Eradication of the source of dampness or moisture- Another important point that is worth considering while treating dry rot at any place is the detection of the source of dampness and eradication of the same. It is because if moisture and dampness is not treated or eradicated totally then it may cause further damage even to the newly replaced wooden surfaces or structures. And it should be done before replacement of the old wooden surfaces or structures with the new ones. It makes sure that the problem of dry rot is treated for good and doesn’t recur again.
Taking these points into consideration, you can successfully treat dry rot at your place and at the same time prevent its further attack in future.