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Building Preservation Services company logo Wet rot on wooden boards

Wet rot is fungal decay caused by a number of species of fungi. The most common is Coniophora Puteana. This group of fungi live in wood where there is high moisture content, usually found in permanently damp locations.

Wet Rot Treatment in Taunton, Bridgewater and Throughout Somerset

To effectively resolve this type of problem you must first treat the source of the damp. Once the source of the damp has been established and damp proofing applied (if appropriate), our expert technicians can then remove all affected timbers and replace them with new wood.

Dealing with wet rot

 •  Prepare a detailed report

 •  Identify the source of the damp

 •  Apply damp proofing (if appropriate)

 •  Remove infected timber

 •  Replace with new, fresh timber


We produce a professional report detailing all steps in treatment and identifying all costs.

Wet rot requires careful treatment. If it is not treated properly a re-infection with dry rot may occur in the same site. Our expert technicians know how to treat wet rot so that you face no risk of dry rot.

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We are members of the Guild of Master Craftsmen so our technicians can be relied upon completely to provide a quality service. We offer a complete range of building preservation services. Click to find out more about treating dry rot, damp and woodworm infestations.

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Wet rot can be caused by a number of fungal species, the most common being Coniophora Puteana. It affects timber with a higher moisture content than that affected by dry rot and usually occurs in permanently damp situations.

What is wet rot?

When treating wet rot, Building Preservation Services will establish the source of the dampness, cure it and remove the affected timber. In certain circumstances wet rot can turn to dry rot, so it is important to create a dry, healthy environment to prevent re-occurrence.

How is it treated?