Has your property's damp issue caused wood rot?
Wet rot and dry rot is a symptom of timber in constant contact with water. If left untreated it can spread through your property and encourage the growth of various fungi, with possible effects on health.
You should look out for the following signs of wood rot or decay inside your property:
- Soft, brittle or rotten wood around windows/doors
- Discolouration to wooden areas
- Cracks in painted wooden surface
- Shrinking and cracking of wooden surfaces
- Timber distortion or movement
- Obvious smell of damp or mould
Wood rot may be caused by:
Does your timber have woodworm holes?
The holes from woodworm are easy to recognise, usually around 1mm to 2mm in width and generally occur in wood that is already affected by damp or rot. Keep a look out for:
- Small beetles around your home, usually in summer
- White woodworm larvae present on wooden surfaces
- Crumbly timber on windowsill edges
- Multiple holes visible in woodwork
- Powdery dust (faeces) present on woodwork
If left untreated, woodworm will cause enough damage to make timber unusable, whilst also spreading to other areas of your property.
Timber Treatment London, How it is Done?
Our London Damp Proofing professionals begin by inspecting the building to thoroughly analyse the woodwork. Once we have determined the source of the infestation, we will provide you with a price for the most effective solutions.
The type of solution is going to vary based on the affected areas, the kind of beetle, and the underlying cause. Because woodworm flourishes in saturated wood, damp treatment is frequently the first step.
The insects themselves can be destroyed using speciality fluids or gels that target wood-boring bugs. More often than not, woodworm treatment comprises various steps, addressing both the source as well as the symptoms.
Call London Damp Proofing for help with timber problems
Our experienced timber treatment team can investigate and treat your wood rot and woodworm issues quickly and effectively.
We have many years experience in the preservation of timber in properties, so our friendly, approachable London experts are in a great position to help.
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