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Dry rot treatment refers to the techniques used to eliminate dry rot fungus and

alleviate the damage done by the fungus to human-built wooden structures.The commonly

held view of an outbreak of the dry rot fungus (Serpula lacrymans) within a building is that it is an extremely serious infestation that is hard to eradicate and requires drastic remedies.


The traditional “orthodox” approach to treatment practised by most remedial timber treatment and damp proofing companies accordingly specifies the stripping out can be eradicated simply by

controlling the environment of the area in which it is growing in terms of

reduced moisture levels and increased ventilation.


It is universally accepted that the first priority is to make repairs to

rectify the cause of the dampness within the building that allowed the dry rot

outbreak to occur in the first place and to promote the drying out of the affected area by taking measures such as increasing ventilation. It is in the way in which the affected building fabric

is treated after this that the approaches differ.

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