TIMBER TREATMENTS

The most common form of timber infestation is by Common Furniture Beetle which is commonly known as woodworm and will infest most woods and is most often seen in joists, floorboards and roof timbers. There are several other types of woodboring insects including Death Watch Beetle, Wood Boring Weevil. House Longhorn Beetle and Powderpost Beetle.

The treatment of woodworm generally involves the spray application of structural timbers within a house i.e. floor boards and joists, staircase and roof timbers with an Woodworm Treatmentinsecticide. Where the infestation is more severe and generally in the case of Death Watch Beetle the application of a penetrative paste or gel is often also necessary. Sometimes the infestation has caused timbers to lose structurally integrity in which case replacement of the timbers will be necessary. Damp and Mould Control are able to carry out both the chemical treatment and the replacement of timbers as necessary using qualified Technicians and Carpenters. Our treatment fluids are virtually odourless, non-toxic, water based and have a one house re-entry time. All woodworm treatments come with a twenty year guarantee and Damp and Mould Control offer a free, no obligation inspection of any suspected woodworm infestation to house-owners.

The treatment of dry rot and wet rot infestation is more intensive and generally involves removal of the affected timber, finding the source of dampness which has caused the rot to occur and eliminating it.

Treatment of Dry Rot infestation will also involve the stripping back of adjoining plaster work and timbers to beyond the last sign of dry rot growth to enable complete eradication of the fungus and prevent future infection by sterilising all exposed brickwork and masonry.

All wet and dry rot treatments come with a twenty year guarantee and Damp and Mould Control offer a free, no obligation inspection of any suspected woodworm infestation to house-owners.

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