Woodworm Treatment in Bermondsey, London

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What is Woodworm?

Woodworm, also known as the furniture beetle, is a general term used to describe wooden insect pests that eat their way through the timber. The name woodworm can also be used to describe the adult beetle when it emerges from the timber where it has been feeding on the sap and boring galleries under the surface. These creatures begin life as tiny eggs laid on the timber. They then hatch into larvae, which bore holes through the wood and come out as adult beetles. They feed on milled surfaces of wood, which weaken a piece of timber to such an extent that it becomes unusable. Although the most common locations for woodworm infestation are the roof spaces, external timbers, and floorboards it can also affect internal beams, joists, and sub-flooring. Various types of Woodworm and similar wood-boring insects not only cause damage to structural timbers; woodworm larvae will also bore into furniture, sub-flooring, and skirting boards through the surface of the timber.

Types of Woodworms

The House Longhorn Beetle (Hylotrupes bajulus). and the Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum) is the widely known woodworms that attack timber.

The family to which the furniture beetle belongs is the Anobiidae, and the same family also contains all beetles infesting dead or dying wood.

These wood-boring beetles cause damage by laying eggs in soft, damp timber where grubs then hatch and feed on the wood until they pupate and mature as adult beetles.

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What are the signs of woodworm

The presence of woodworm is usually signaled when you see piles of sawdust and frass around infested wood. There are a few species of beetles that do indeed go undetected for long periods of time when they invade your home. Woodworm can make its presence known by a sawdust-like material on the floor and ceiling where timbers are infested. In order to protect your property and make sure you don’t have any structural damage, it is important that you identify the signs of woodworm. You are encouraged to inspect your property for signs of woodworm so you can treat it before the situation becomes a serious problem.

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  • Wet Rot / Dry Rot

Why Is Woodworm Infestation A Concern in Bermondsey

Woodworm is a serious concern in all parts of the Bermondsey, causing structural damage. Woodworms can attack many different types of wood and wood-based products, including timber flooring, cedar decking, garden furniture, fence posts, and so on. The most likely woodworm problems show themselves in untreated softwood that has become damp. This is usually within the first 10mm of any external wooden structure.

Controlling a woodworm infestation before they spread and doing so systematically is the key to preventing further damage to wood and wooden structures. House-loving pets can take the risk of spreading woodworm from your house to your garden, or vice versa. The worst thing about woodworm… is that they can also quickly tunnel through the wall of your home while spreading into your property.

How do I know when I need to use a woodworm treatment

If you’ve noticed small holes in your furniture or the flooring, this could be a sign of an infestation by these parasites. As there are legal and health & safety issues related to treating woodworm, it’s crucial that you chose leading experts in the field. Woodworm treatment is a necessary part of home maintenance. It’s often part of a standard or annual home inspections, and it’s possible to reduce the risk of serious infestations from getting out of hand.

Should you Deal With Woodworm Yourself or call in professionals

It’s always worth asking a trusted professional to check your property for signs of woodworm. If you have woodworm on your property you’ll need to determine which type of woodworm it is. Depending on the wood-based property in your home, some woodworm may cause structural damage, while others might destroy your family heirloom. For mild cases of some types of woodworm, you may be tempted to use a DIY treatment. The woodworm eradication service available through Southern Damp Proofing uses safe and effective methods to provide you with a dry, snugly environment.

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Woodworm Specialist Treatment in Bermondsey

Our highly trained and experienced expert team will be on hand to discuss your damp proofing needs and provide you with a detailed plan to protect your home from the risk of damp. Our aim is to not only repair the damage caused by woodworm but to also eliminate the root of the problem by providing solutions. Whether you’re a landlord or a homeowner, we are here to help you. An average woodworm treatment can be completed in 1 day, and our 10-year guarantee is given to ensure no re-infestation will occur to the treated timber. With all our solutions, we provide free consultations and quotes.

As soon as you contact us we’ll send out a surveyor to inspect your attic and the type of treatment needed. We provide a free quote for the proposed works after surveying, and once you are happy to go ahead we can book the job at a convenient time for you.

Woodworm treatments are nasty stuff, so we always wear protective clothing when working on site.

The treatment needs to dry out completely before the property can be re-occupied. The length of time for drying will vary depending on the woodworm treatment that is being used. We leave the wood to cure for 48 hours before we apply any top-coat such as paint, oil, or varnish. This allows the treated wood to fully transform into a stable and hard material.

Why choose Southern Damp Proofing for your woodworm treatment and Timber Repair in Bermondsey

At Southern Damp Proofing, no job is too big or small for us, as we pride ourselves on providing the best possible solutions for all of our clients in Bermondsey. Every team member is equipped with both the skills and tools needed to diagnose the problem and give the required treatment accurately. Team of experts in the industry We have been in the business for over 10 years We offer a 10 years guarantee on Woodworm, Rising Damp, and Wet and Dry rot treatments. Reliable and honest company You can book our services up to 6 months in advance but contacting us. We are open 5 days a week.

Our Approach to Woodworm Treatment in Bermondsey

Our Woodworm Treatment Services in Bermondsey

  • Property assessment
  • Getting to the type of the woodworm
  • Choosing the perfect treatment plan
  • Chemical treatment application.
  • Replacement of infected or compromised timber

Our woodworm Treatment Procedure in Bermondsey

Protecting your home from woodworm is extremely important to us Southern Damp Proofing. We offer a bespoke service for the solution designed specifically for your woodworm problem. We can help you get rid of termites, and we will protect your home to prevent the pests from coming back.

Our surveyors will search your property for any signs of the presence of woodworm and will work with you to find the best and most cost-effective way to eradicate the problem. We are only ever involved with using environmentally sustainable methods in our work in order to treat woodworm. We treat your home or business as if it were our own. Licensed professionals in the industry, we only use high-quality products that you can count on to be safe for you and your family. To prevent the spread of woodworm damage within a property, we aim to treat as many surfaces as possible that woodworm is likely to infest.

This includes frames and sills, skirting boards, joists, wall studs, and floorboards, especially where visible. We use the most advanced and effective wood preservative treatment to help protect your precious property from the threat of woodworm in the future. If you suspect an existing or past infestation we recommend that you either call us on 020 7971 1329 to book a survey with one of our Woodworm Experts.

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Identifying and Removing Woodworms in Bermondsey

These parasites are smart enough to only target structural wood including, roof timbers, door frames, etc., that have not been treated. Infestation is a serious issue that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Infestation in one property can quickly move on to your others. There are many companies selling different products in the Bermondsey market. Some of this product can be applied both to the inside and outside of a building, or else just to the interior if required. You can rest with ease knowing that your wooden surfaces are safe for your children and pet once dried. Please note that if based on solvent, then there might be some smell during the course of treatment.

Solvent-based products have very strong smells that can be difficult to handle, while water-based products have a much lighter smell. Therefore it’s recommended no one should be in the vicinity of the area to be treated for 8 hours. We work with our clients to make sure that their treatment is done during a time that suits them. Our professionals are trained woodworm killers, they will not only identify affected/damaged wood, but we will also survey the entire property for any active woodworm beetles and recommend an appropriate solution.

How much does a woodworm treatment in Bermondsey cost

The cost of treating woodworms will vary depending on a number of factors. These include the type of woodworm, the extent of the infestation, and whether you are in a domestic or commercial building. When treated early, it is less costly to eradicate woodworm issues. A widespread infestation one, however, would require a complete overhaul and replacement of key structural elements of your home. Call us on 020 7971 1329 today for free woodworm treatment advice and information on costs!

Book your Woodworm Survey in Bermondsey

We are the experts when it comes to dealing with Wet Rot, Dry Rot, and woodworm beetles problems. We have been serving property owners in Bermondsey for over 10 years. With over 10 years of market experience repairing and restoring homes, churches, commercial properties, and historic buildings there is no job too small or big to handle. Free woodworm inspection or treatment, call today on 020 7971 1329.

FAQs

Is woodworm infestation a serious problem?

Some of these wood-boring beetles do not cause any real damage to furniture. However, the Longhorn Beetle has an appetite for softwood which can cause major damage to your property.

How can Identify a house that has a woodworm?

Woodworm can pose a significant risk to the structural integrity of a building that’s why you should check before buying any house. Properly inspecting the property by professionals is effective to know if the house is safe. If you have bought a property and the survey company says there is no woodworm, but in the future you detect woodworm, and they said in the report that there was no woodworm present; this will help to ensure that you can take action against them if it was there when they did their survey checks.

You can check for woodworm yourself, but it may be hard to diagnose if you do not have adequate experience of what to look for.  Woodworms could be present in a home for many years without it being noticeable, and woodworm doesn’t just affect old homes, it can also affect very new homes.  If you aren’t entirely confident if the home you want to purchase has a woodworm or not, feel free to call us on 020 7971 1329X.

Woodworm is caused by what?

Woodworm is usually found in damp, poorly-ventilated places such as lofts, cellars, floors, and attics! If you want to stay clear of woodworm, you need a level of humidity in your home.

Is woodworm active in winter?

Not really, they are less active but once temperatures begin to rise they become more active. To avoid the winter, they often migrate to areas where the temperature is favorable to them.

Does the woodworm go away

If you’re thinking of buying a property which has been subject to an infestation of woodworm, make sure you have a plan in place. You can contact us.

Dry or wet wood; which is the woodworm’s favourite?

Woodworm will not live in wood that is already dry, so if you are checking to see whether or not there are any signs of infestation, then the first thing you need to do is check the moisture.

How can I eliminate woodworm from my property?

Don’t let woodworm damage your property. See how you can protect your home from the dangers of woodworm by calling 020 7971 1329X for professional advice.

My home is under the attack of a woodworm, how do I treat it?

Woodworm treatment depends entirely on the type of beetle causing the problem. Some DIY tips for getting rid of the woodworm problem can work, but it is best you take help from a pest control company.

Is Boron woodworm treatment safe?

Boron Ultra 12 has no vapour formula unlike most other boron products in the market. Some woodworm treatments contain some nasty chemicals. One of the most common is called cypermethrin, and it is not safe.

Are toxic substances included in the solution you use for woodworm treatment?

Our woodworm treatment is completely non-toxic and safe to use. However, treated areas should be avoided for up to 8 hours

Can I rely on your woodworm treatment to last long?

The woodworm treatment is durable and guaranteed to last 10 years, though the treatment should be effective for much longer than that.

Can house insurance help me recover from woodworms’ damages?

No, most house insurance policies will not cover you for woodworm.  You may want to talk to your house insurance company to include it as an addition.

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