Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Wood Rot

Monday, November 11, 2019

Although commonly called wood rot, the formal name on a WDO (Wood Destroying Organism) report for a real estate transaction is “wood decay fungi,” the structural deterioration of moist wood caused by a fungal infestation. Here’s links with answers to the questions we get asked most frequently about wood rot.

 Where are the most common places to find wood rot on a house?

 How does a home inspector evaluate wood rot? 

 Does wood rot spread? Is it contagious?

 
 How do I treat wood rot  that's listed in my termite-WDO report? 

 What causes wood rot on a home?

 Why is the inspector calling out rotten wood on my termite inspection? 

• Is wood rot found on a home inspection considered serious? 

• Is wood-decay fungi found during a termite (WDO) inspection the same as mold? 


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