Woodworm and Dry Rot

Woodworm treatment

Over the years the treatment of woodworm has developed and adapted. New generation odourless water based alliw for a one hour rentry, however if you don’t need to use a trusted area, we recommend that it is left overnight to dry out. Most work ca be completed in one day, the exception being loft spaces and the ease of access.

Our experienced surveyors will be able to find and assess problem areas and suggest a suitable remedy. As part of our guarantee we carry out a comprehensive treatment to all adjacent to any infestation.this protects the entire area against reinfestation.

Wet Rot

Wet rot is a species of timber eating fungus found in unprotected timber components. Wet rot sustains itself by feeding of moisture and nutrients in timber but can also cause decay in plaster wall paper and carpets. It spreads by emitting spores hoping to find a Wet surfaces to feed on and although less destructive than dry rot it still needs treating as it can affect a buildings structural integrity. Wet rot occurs when excess moisture is present timber over long periods of time and causes it to soften.
There can be many causes, roof defects, plumbing leaks, leaking and blocked gutters penetrative damp through walls and leaks around showers and baths.

Common signs of Wet rot include, darkened timber, soft and spongy timber cracked appearance that may crumble to the touch, localised fungal growth, shrinkage and a musty damp smell.
Wet Rot is commonly found in cellars, roofs and timber around doors and windows. Left untreated timber can start to lose its strength and may be come unsafe.

In order to treat Wet Rot you must firstly identify the source of the moisture and stop the cause.
The treatment involves applying a fungicide during the drying out period. The treatment will eradicate the wet rot as long as the source of water ingress has been stopped.
If you suspect you have wet rot please call us for a free comprehensive survey.