Reverse the Damage Done by Dry Rot
If you have termites, you most certainly have something called dry rot damage. Your dry rot damage needs to be fixed, either by repairing the damaged areas, or by replacing the damaged wood. Hydrex Pest Control specializes in fixing dry rot in your home or business!
What exactly is dry rot?
Despite its name, dry rot actually occurs when moisture is present. Dry rot can be caused by a number of things, but it almost always involves moist wood acting as an attractive habitat for several species of fungi and/or termites. After the moisture has been eliminated and the fungus/termites cleaned away, the underlying wood is cracked and porous, incapable of holding a fastener or supporting a coat of paint.
Steps To Repair Or Replace Dry Rot:
There are a number of steps that you can take first to ensure your dry rot problem gets repaired before you call in our professionals:
Repair the moisture problem causing the dry rot
Cut out or dig out as much of the spongy, rotted wood as possible
Treat the remaining “good” area with a wood hardener
Apply filler material – possibly a piece of wood cut to fit
Apply fasteners, putty, and paint as required
However, if the damaged wood will be supporting a load, it will be replaced instead.
Stop The Rot Before It Starts
If you find the dry rot problem is beyond your skills to fix (and most of our customers do), the Hydrex dry rot team will professionally fix your dry rot caused by termites or fungi! We also recommend having a Hydrex Pest Control expert visit your home or business once or twice a year before the problem starts. It prevents many future problems and gives you essential intel about the state of your property.