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Burton homes at risk of being overrun with rot due to rain and heat waves

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 18, 2014


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WITH hot weather one minute and downpours the next, property experts warn that the warm wet conditions Burton has been experiencing are perfect for rot to set in and spread.

According to the Property Care Association, a short winter combined with the recent higher temperatures, have all provided a perfect breeding ground for wet and dry rot to thrive.

To avoid any serious problems, the association recommends that home-owners carry out regular basic maintenance.

Steve Hodgson, chief executive of the PCA, said: "In cases of wet and dry rot, the source of the problem is excess moisture.

"Broken roof tiles, blocked gutters and leaking water pipes, as well as poor ventilation can all be sources of excess moisture and basic property maintenance is all that is needed to dry out the timber."

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