Los Angeles Dry Rot
Accuracy Plus Termite and Pest Control has treated properties affected by dry rot in the Brea area since 1994. If you are in need of structural repairs and are looking for a company who can get the job done in a safe and non-intrusive manner, please do not hesitate to contact us today. Our team uses the latest techniques in structural repairs to solve all your dry rot problems on time and within budget.
What is dry rot?
Dry rot, sometimes referred to as brown rot, is a term used to describe the fungal decay that affects structural and non-structural timber. Dry rot occurs when the right environmental conditions meet the right food source. Unfortunately, given the moisture level in Southern California and given the fact that every home uses timber in its construction, these two components are more than likely present in your Brea home or business.
How do I know if my Brea property has dry rot?
Use the following checklist to identify dry rot. Spotting dry rot before it is allowed to get worse can save you a significant amount of time, money, and energy.
• Dry, cracking, rotting wood
• Piles of red dust
• Visible fungi spores
• Damp, musty odor
Dry rot or termites?
Dry rot is often misdiagnosed as a termite infestation because the damages wrought by termites are often similar to that of dry rot. If you notice piles of saw dust and splintering or damaged wood in your home or business, we recommend looking for piles of wings and tiny fecal pellets. If those are spotted, it is safe to assume that you have a termite infestation. If not, another way to determine a termite problem or dry rot outbreak is to break open a piece of wood. In some dry rot cases, the center of wood appears yellow in color.
What is wet rot?
Wet rot is a term used to describe timber during its natural decaying process. It is a form of fungal decay not unlike dry rot, except it is more common and easier to eradicate. If caught early, wet rot can be treated through a thorough drying process and major structural repairs can be avoided.