Dry & Wet Rot
Wet and dry rot are common problems and we are often asked about the differences between them. Wet rot actually requires greater levels of moisture than dry rot in order to grow. Wet rot will form on porous surfaces that possess a minimum moisture content of 50%. If wet rot remains unresolved, it can impact timber substantially and lead to structural damage. When the levels of moisture become high in a property it is often the result of defective plumbing and guttering amongst other issues. It is essential to expose wet rot to treatment in order prevent any escalation of the problem and the good news is that once the moisture has been removed the growth of wet rot will stop and it will be unable to spread through the masonry.
Despite its name, dry rot actually needs approximately 20% moisture to grow. The biggest problem with dry rot is that it tends to form in concealed areas such as underneath floorboards and attics. Condensation can be an indicator of the presence of dry rot and it is crucial to identify its presence as early as possible to be sure of preventing any further damage to your property.
If you suspect your property has any wet or dry rot issues our team can offer you full assistance at a competitive price. We will provide a complete obligation free survey and ensure that you only receive the finest possible advice. Please call for information and we will be happy to help.
The most common cause of woodworm in a property is damp. Woodworm larvae like cold conditions and it is easy for them to digest wood with a high content of moisture. Despite our best efforts to maintain a thoroughly dry and well-heated house, infestations can still occur. It is helpful to ensure any basements and attics are kept well ventilated as well as heating rooms that are not in use.
When infestation occurs, the wood-boring larvae find their way in to the wood to feed. Unfortunately, this can cause all manner of problems such as damage to furniture and the compromise of the building’s structural integrity. Once the larvae transform into adult beetles, they emerge from the wood and lay more eggs, enabling the cycle to continue.
As many properties possess a timber content of 70% it is very important to keep homes free from damp in order to avoid the occurrence of woodworm. We are specialists in all aspects of damp-related problems and we offer a selection of woodworm treatments. Our services are carried out with full compliance with all established safety standards and we take every step to deliver a cost-efficient and comprehensive service. We will be happy to help with all enquiries you have about woodworm and the range of services we provide.