The cost of treating dry rot can be a very costly experience for anyone, but particularly elderly people. Elderly people will no longer be receiving a salary as they will obviously be receiving a pension. This means that unlike when they were working full time, they will be working to a very strict budget which they will not be able to exceed. Pensioners will aim to have several holidays to look forward to due to the amount of free time which they now possess. Although many will aim to have a part time job, or volunteer to keep themselves busy most will be looking to save up to venture abroad of even have a British holiday to look forward to. However, if a property problem arises such as a dry rot issue this can cause a detrimental dent in the finances of a pensioner which can have a substantial impact on a pensioner’s potential holidays.
Dry rot is a very serious issue when it is found within your property. It can cause catastrophic damage to the structural timbers within the property, thus causing very costly damage. It is imperative that the problem is treated as quickly as possible as if it is not the rot will spread and develop rapidly costing huge amounts of money to replace the damaged timbers in your home. There are several crucial signs which can help a homeowner swiftly identify that dry rot is the problem which is affecting their property and get it dealt with promptly and effectively.
One of the most obvious signs of dry rot which is the most likely to be spotted is if the wood is shrinking while becoming darker in colour and more cracked. This is a key aesthetic symptom of dry rot which although will still require a keen eye is the most likely dry rot causing issue which will be identified by the homeowner. Other signs include strands of the wood which are showing a fungus, rust coloured spore dust and a musty odour from the wood. It is very difficult for anyone to spot the start of a dry rot issue, never mind pensioners. As many pensioners will have deteriorating eyesight and awareness abilities this can result in the dry rot issue spiralling out of control by the time they have identified that dry rot is an issue.
Out Of Control
If pensioners fail to identify that they have a dry rot problem before it is too late this will result in the damage being far more costly with regards to the damage to the pensioners home and their bank account. This demonstrates the enormous impact dry rot can have on a pensioner’s quality of life due to the fact that the reality is the dry rot problem will be considerably worse by the time they have identified the problem so therefore it will cost more. Pensioners then no longer have a full-time salary and this will be very costly when only receiving a pension. Dry rot can have a profound impact on their quality of life as holidays which pensioners are trying to save up for are forced to take a back seat as a result of the financial costs of treating the dry rot problem.