If one thing is for sure, you do not want dry rot in your property. It’s like the plague; it spreads and infects all in its path. The truth is that if left to its own devices, it can destroy a whole building.
A healthy building should never experience dry rot in its lifetime. Dry rot is a fungus, also known as Serpula lacrymans and requires specific environmental effects to flourish. Over the years, we have seen some alarming cases of dry rot in properties. Repairs have cost £100,000 or more in some cases, but thankfully your insurance company should cover you in the event of a dry rot outbreak.
Given the seriousness of dry rot, if you think your property might be at risk, you get a professional to assess the damage immediately and carry out a thorough survey of the property.