Rot and fungi often cause as much if not more damage than insects.
The least you need to know about these organisms.
- Fungal spores are always present in an environment. Adequate moisture and temperature is required for germination.
- Decay Rot will consume the cell walls of wood which in turn causes damage and structural failure/loss.
- Surface Staining Fungi consume the starches within the wood cell and cause discoloration.
- Correction/Elimination of moisture encroachment, specifically chronic moisture, is the first and best step in solving rot/fungi issues.