What is fungal decay?
Fungal decay is when timber building components become wet or damp (in excess of approximately 20% moisture content) and affected wood destroying fungi and which is not reduced to below 20% moisture content as soon as possible.
What are the potential signs of fungal decay?
- Visible evidence of darkened colour
- Visible evidence of shrinkage, cracking, crumbling and/or instability
- Visible evidence of growth of mushrooms,mycelium (Microscopic threadlike hyphaet which can permeate adjalent masonary and/or White/Grey cotton wool like fur
- Musty Smell
What are the consequences of unresolved fungal decay?
- Airborne fungal spores contain allergens that can trigger a range of respiratory problem.
- rectification of the ?? reinstatement and possible chemical preservative treatment can be extremely dicputive and expensive