Woodworm, Wet Rot, Dry Rot, Damp and Condensation
Woodworm, Wet Rot, Dry Rot, Damp and Condensation are some of the most
undesireable intrusions you are likely to find in your home, This site is going to tell you the warning signs of
condensation, wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. What to look out for and give you an idea as to the treatment
required to combat them. These are some of the problems you may come across in properties of all types of
construction. If you are unsure as to anything or require further or more specific advice please feel free to
contact us through the contact page
Maintaining your Home
As a home owner your home is probably one of the largest investments you will make in your entire
lifetime. Your home is likely to increase in value as it ages and whilst it is increasing in value it is also
providing a secure haven for your family. Your home is a base providing stability and security, and it will
probably provide a good lump sum when you sell and downsize after the children have left or make a wonderful legacy
when you are gone. If you want to keep your property in good condition, mainenance is the key. You will need to
Treat wet rot and dry rot effectively and promptly to prevent further spread. Combat dampness with modern effective
remedies and deal with woodworm thoroughly and eradicate it.
The second biggest investment you are likely to make is a car or other mode of transport. Your car will have the
exterior washed and polished at regular intervals, it will be serviced as and when the manufacturer specifies. You
will put right any damage or rust as soon as it becomes apparent and you will pay a garage to inspect it on a
yearly basis to provide a fairly comprehensive condition report (MOT). If it does not come up to standard you will
pay out on repairs to put it right before you will use it again.
A car loses value hand over fist from the day you buy it, most cars sell for less than half of the amount paid for
them after only a couple of years.
Despite the fact that your house is the biggest investment you will probably make, your most likely asset to
appreciate in value and an essential and integral part of your family life, most people tend to give it less
attention than their car, they tend particularly to neglect the fabric of the building. Decoration is of course a
different matter, that gives an immediate and visible benefit, but decoration will not convince a surveyor when it
comes to sale time. Decoration may well cover up problems, but it seldom cures them.
There is a lot that can go wrong with the average property, a lot that is not apparent to the untrained eye, so why
then do we not go to the same measures with our homes as we do with our vehicles? A lot of the problems that
develop can be solved relatively inexpensively if they are discovered at an early stage. Minor problems that are
not dealt with tend to grow into bigger more expensive problems if left to their own devices. If you think you
might have a problem do something now, before its too late, or why not have a remedial surveyor MOT your house for
the peace of mind.
Written by an independent Specialist
Surveyor (ex- Rentokil)whose daily job is to inspect properties for defects, identify problems and
provide a schedule of required remedial works along with a detailed cost analysis for their correction.
In his day-to-day work he regularly provides advice to, or on behalf of Architects, Solicitors,
Householders Tenants, Property developers, agents, and local authorities. He advise on properties
ranging from Castles to Council Houses.
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