Many things can go wrong with a home, and dry rot is one of the most troublesome problems. This insidious fungus can cause a lot of damage to your home if it is not addressed quickly. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t realize they have a rot problem until it’s too late and damage is significant. So, if you want to prevent problems with your home, here are three places dry rot occurs and where North American Home Services tends to find it the most.
Dry rot is common in places with high moisture levels, such as the roof. It often starts as small patches of mold or mildew, which can be difficult to spot. However, if these areas are not properly cleaned and allowed to dry, the fungi will begin to break down the cellulose in the wood, causing it to become brittle and vulnerable to collapse.
Another common place dry rot occurs is around windows and doors. This is because these areas are open to the elements, allowing moisture to seep in, encouraging the growth of fungi. Left unchecked, the rot can lead to cracked door frames, crumbling window frames, and even cracks in the surrounding walls. Eventually, these cracks lead to a home with less energy efficiency and structural instability.
The third and final place dry rot commonly occurs is in attics with poor ventilation. The warm, moist air that rises from the lower levels of the home can condense on the cold surfaces of the attic, leading to the growth and spread of fungal spores. In addition, attics often contain a lot of items that can trap moisture and create an ideal environment for dry rot to flourish. If you have an attic, be sure to ventilate it well and inspect it regularly for signs of dry rot.
Dry rot should not be ignored. So, if you have a home in Sacramento, Napa, Fairfield, or the surrounding areas, then contact North American Home Services today. Our team has the skills to identify where dry rot occurs, and we can also spot termite damage and provide you with pest control solutions. So, give us a call today at (916) 481-0268.