For the handling of damp and timber problems, a one-size-fits-all solution can’t be applied. As specialists, we conduct a survey in order to determine the most effective course of action to solve your unique issue. We’ve worked extensively in all manner of homes to solve an endless list of problems, as demonstrated by our case studies page.
Woodworm is a loose term that references the larvae of multiple different species of wood-boring insects. Usually, the insect that causes woodworm is the common furniture beetle (anobium punctatum), which is responsible for 75% of all timber damage in the UK. The beetle lays its eggs within the wood. When the larvae emerge, they consume the internal areas of timber for up four years until they are ready to pupate and change into adults.
From a preventative perspective, ensuring the wood in your home remains dry is crucial to avoid woodworm-related issues, as larvae prefer wood with a moisture content of 15-30%. Use your central heating and ventilation systems to keep the wood in your home from getting too damp. Ensuring good sub-floor ventilation and maintaining adequate, unblocked airbricks that allow the sub-floor timbers to remain dry is also essential. If left unchecked, woodworm can lead to structural weakness, so any woodworm problems must be dealt with sooner rather than later.
Fortunately, identification and treatment of woodworm are relatively simple as long as there is an accurate understanding of the scale of the problem and what species of beetle is causing the issue.
With over 20 years of experience 7dealing with damp and woodworm issues, the specialist team here at Garratt’s Damp & Timber is perfectly equipped to survey and treat your woodworm problems. We always recommend booking an inspection so that one of our professional surveyors can accurately identify the extent of your woodworm infestation, ensuring a prompt and appropriate treatment that works the first time.
We provide woodworm treatment in the following areas:
We offer a 30-year guarantee on all our woodworm treatments to ensure that each and every one of our customers is fully satisfied with the service we provide. We pride ourselves on honest, client-centric advice, so if you would like a survey, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 0208 535 7536 or contact us online.