Dryrot can destroy your home.
Dryrot is wood decay caused by certain species of fungi that digest parts of wood, in doing so the fungi eats away at the strength of the wood, which can compromising your home. The wood that is now weak and been eaten away by the fungi will typically look dry and can resemble termite damage though it is not.
Wood to earth contact such as failed foundation is a common cause of Dryrot, however Moisture is the main cause. Eliminating the Moisture and finding the main source of what is causing the moisture such as leaking pluming and correcting the issue would be your first plan of action in helping control the issue of Dryrot and Fungus growth. If the moisture cannot be controlled or the Dryrot has taken over, the wood will need to treated and or most likely removed completely.
What you can do.
- Locate the damage and source of moisture.
- Replace damaged wood that has become weak.
- Treat new and existing wood to prevent growth of Dryrot and Fungus that may still be in the wood. (This would most likely be a job left to a Professional.)
Something many people may not be aware of is that Dryrot/Fungus if found during a Termite Inspection on a home would be "called out" as a Section One item according to the Structural Pest Control Board and would need to be treated and corrected before a Section One Clearance could be issued for the property.
Its hard to know what to do when you come across Dryrot or see Fungi growing around your home, save yourself the headache and worries. Call Black Knight Termite and Pest Control we can inspect what is going on in and around your home. A Black Knight Professional can answer any questions and or concerns that you may have and even treat the damaged wood. In some cases if there is work that needs to be done such as wood replacements or rebuilds, Black Knight can take care of that too.