Like other types of wood-decaying fungus, white rot digests moist wood. This kind of rot leaves wood feeling soft and spongy. It also breaks down the lignin and cellulose in wood, turning the wood white and yellow.

It may be out of sight and out of mind, but maintaining a clean and dry crawlspace is vital to the health of your home. Damp crawlspaces and basements turn into a breeding ground for wood-eating fungi, a scourge that destroys more homes than damage from fires and termites combined. Basements infested with fungi are also prone to harmful mold growth and dust mites, which can increase the allergen levels in your home and adversely impact your indoor air quality.


  • Fibrous appearance.
  • Makes wood soft and spongy.
  • Changes color of wood to white and yellow.

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