Archives for May 2011

Wet Rot Dry Rot White Rot Brown…confused? Don’t be; it’s easy really

A post or two ago I gave some guidance on how to recognise Dry Rot, without sight of Dry Rot’s very specific fruiting body. Since then I’ve been asked to go a little deeper on rots in construction timbers. This post will enable you to quickly tell a white rot from a brown rot. Don’t […]

Toxic mould is a myth – but would you want to live here without sterilising first?

This week I’ve been involved in an interesting mould remediation job. That doesn’t mean that the odd patch of mould is anything to fear; mould spores are everywhere and it’s impossible not to breath them in; every second of the day. However, there are times when some care is needed. . In industry, the toxic […]

Can you identify Dry Rot, without a fruiting body to look at? here’s one way…..snap crackle and pop.

Dry Rot has perhaps the most striking of fruiting body’s –  brackets or plates of lovely convoluted and rust coloured sporophores’ which are unmistakable. However, only a mature infection will produce such handy nameplates and sometimes they’ve been removed or are hidden from view. The video is one I shot the other day in a […]

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