Hello folks, and Happy New Year! Welcome to the first Rotter blog of 2014!
Now, I’m not normally one for the soap operas (honest), but I did notice that last night on Hollyoaks there was a subplot close to my heart, as regular character Tony had a major problem with dry rot.
I was also surprised that some of the Hollyoaks characters seemed to be dry rot experts all of a sudden.
Could the fictional residents of Chester end up giving property professionals like ourselves a run for our money? Probably not, read on to find out why...
Hollyoaks v Dry Rot
In the dry rot subplot, Tony is hoping to open a new restaurant, but when he discovers dry rot in the property, Tony reckons his dreams could be in tatters due to potentially expensive dry rot treatment.
Dry rot is one of the most damaging conditions a property can suffer from, and severe attacks can damage timber to such an extent that properties can become structurally unsound. That said, costs of repair can be reduced by getting qualified professionals in to nip dry rot in the bud before it causes too much damage.
Sadly for Tony, it looks like he is going to take some bad advice...
Tony making an Un-Wise choice
To help Tony avoid costly repairs, his friend "Ste" approaches Hollyoaks villain Fraser, who reveals that he knows some cheap builders who can take on the dry rot treatment job. Without wanting to spoil any plotlines for all you soap addicts out there, I can tell you now this will only have one outcome, and it wont be good for Tony.
Dry rot is a serious problem, and as such, needs professional attention. By dabbling with cowboy builders, I can only predict more misery for hapless Tony and his business ventures.
Make the Wise choice
At Wise Property Care, we pride ourselves on our surveyors qualifications and experience. So, if you find yourself in a position like Tony, and you need some property preservation experts in the future, then get wise and contact the professionals.
Learn more about dry rot
- Dry rot: A simple explanation - Find out more about dry rot with our handy infographic
- Identify dry rot - Are you as eagle-eyed as the Hollyoaks cast? Find out how to Identify dry rot
- The difference between dry rot and wet rot - Both conditions are serious property problems, but can you tell the difference?
Wise Property Care in the media
- Wise Property Care on Sky News - Watch Wise Property Care MD Les Meikle, aka The Rotter, on Sky News with Glasgow branch manager Peter Ross.
- BBC Radio Scotland - Listen to The Rotter discuss Japanese knotweed at the BBC with top comedian and presenter Fred MacAulay.
- Making movies with Wise Property Care - We have been behind the camera ourselves latey. Find out how we got on.