Damp or dry rot can cause serious and costly damage to your home. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to help prevent these conditions.

Whether you have uncovered wet or dry rot in your home, or you want to protect your home against potential damage, damp proofing services offer homeowners in Derbyshire damp and dry rot control. There are various techniques that professionals use to keep moisture from damaging your home, such as the ones mentioned here.

  • Treating timber
  • Preventing condensation
  • Modern damp injections

Treating timber

One area of your home that is susceptible to moisture and dry rot, as well as to pest damage, is the timbers. Wet or dry-rotted timbers and timbers damaged by pests can quickly cause structural damage and result in costly repairs. Some damp proofing services now treat timbers with preservatives and biocides to help protect your home against wet or dry rot and pest damage.

Preventing Condensation

Humidity in your home can lead to condensation, which is uncomfortable and can also cause damage resulting in costly repairs. Some damp proofing companies install ventilation systems that draw fresh air into the home, displacing stale air and lowering humidity. Some of these systems are designed to monitor temperature, ensuring that the incoming air does not make the space too hot or too cold.

Damp Proofing

One of the main ways to prevent dry rot in your home is to hire a service to inject a damp proofing system into your walls. There are modern systems being used today that are highly effective for all types of walls, such as introducing a small, safe electric current through anodes in the brickwork, which repels water back into the ground. This type of system is chemical free and permanently keeps walls dry.

Dry Rot

If you do experience wet or dry rot in your home, contact your local damp proofing service to remedy the situation. The skilled workers will remove and replace damaged material, as well as restore your space by replacing carpeting and furniture that were moved during the process.