Woodworm Treatment in Lambeth, London

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What is Woodworm?

Woodworm is the common name given to various wood-boring insects, normally beetles. Wood boring beetle larvae feed on the timber they find particularly hard or in poor condition. During this process, they can cause a lot of damage. Inside, the larvae bore “holes” making galleries, eating their way through to the underside of the timber, and come out as adult beetles. The boring of tunnels by insects in wood can make the wood significantly weaker. Over time, the effect of woodworm has been known to cause roofs and floors to collapse and structural beams to weaken to the point of collapse. 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 common furniture beetle and the house longhorn beetle are amongst the most destructive pests of solid wood in Lambeth, but these species can also be found in other areas of the world.

The family of insects known as Anobiidae contains all the species of beetles that infest dead or dying wood.

These insects damage buildings by eating wood. The grubs eat the wood while they are still in their larval stage and then turn into adults. This causes the wood to become hollowed out.

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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. Once your property has been affected by woodworm, you’re facing an expensive headache. This is why it is important to be able to tell if your home furniture or roof has been attacked by a woodworm. Make sure to inspect your property for signs of woodworm so you can treat it quickly.

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Why Is Woodworm Infestation A Concern in Lambeth

Woodworm is a serious concern in all parts of the Lambeth, causing structural damage. Woodworm doesn’t just destroy wood, it destroys your furniture. This includes tables, chairs, cupboards, and decking that you’ve spent time and money on. Woodworm is just a problem when it is in untreated damp softwood, so treat yours today. This is usually within the first 10mm of any external wooden structure.

However, if your roof has already been infected, it is important to take care of the problem. Otherwise, the woodworm can move into other parts of your home. Pets can carry woodworm larvae, so you should keep pets away from old furniture and other old items that may be infested. It is also possible for woodworm to burrow through the internal walls of a house and spread throughout the property.

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

Small holes in your properties, especially furniture could be a sign of an infestation by these parasites. It’s vital that you choose the appropriate woodworm specialists to look after your property as there are health and safety issues related. 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

If you suspect a woodworm infestation, it’s always worth asking a trusted professional. Woodworm beetles can damage quite a lot of timber, so it’s important that you know what type of beetle is causing the damage before taking any action. Some, for example, will target loft timbers, others like hardwoods; this means some will cause structural damage, while others might ruin your favourite family heirloom. When you want to tackle a woodworm infestation yourself, it’s important that you know what kind of woodworm is feeding on your furniture. At Southern Damp Proofing, we work with expert craftsmen who not only understand the importance of dry and warm homes for all but also the value of using the correct chemical insecticides in time.

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Woodworm Specialist Treatment in Lambeth

For many years now, we have been successfully tackling the woodworm infestation problem in – and around – the Lambeth. Our company is operated by professional contractors which can use a variety of methods to tackle the problem on each individual customer’s property. Our team can both repair the structurally affected timbers as well as clean and treat the surface of the wood. With an average woodworm treatment in 1 day, Southern Damp Proofing has over 10 years of experience in internal and external timber, timber-frame, and decorative timbers treatments. We’ll give you the attention and service you deserve, with free quotes and no hidden costs.

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.

We look out for your safety whenever we are helping you eradicate woodworm by wearing face masks and protection.

The property should be well ventilated during and after application. Drying time from the last coat is usually around 6- 8 hours but is also dependent on the woodworm treatment being used. We typically leave the wood to absorb the treatment for about 48 hours, and then we come back and inspect it again.

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

You can count on the staff at Southern Damp Proofing for specific solutions and expert advice that caters to your home’s unique needs. All our team members are trained to find the problems of our customers and treat them accordingly. W have a Professional team We have been in the business for over 10 years We guarantee our work with a 10 years guarantee. Committed and customer-oriented You book our service as early as six months in advance. We are open 5 days a week.

Our Approach to Woodworm Treatment in Lambeth

Our Woodworm Treatment Services in Lambeth

  • Property survey
  • Woodworm identification
  • Deciding on the right treatment approach
  • Treating the property with the right chemical
  • Replacement of the affected timber with new and tested products of a similar appearance.

Our woodworm Treatment Procedure in Lambeth

It’s our job to keep you safe – so you can enjoy your home worry-free. Our Woodworm treatments can be tailored to your property and its specific needs. We can use the latest equipment and products to remove the infestation and protect against further issues from occurring.

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. Our business uses only environmentally friendly products to get rid of the woodworm in your home. From office spaces to residential homes, our experts will ensure that your building is safely rid of the infestation and any signs of rot. By treating as many timbers as possible with our treatment, you are able to enhance the life of your property and prevent costly repairs in the future.

This will include doors and frames, window frames and sills, skirting boards, etc. We will treat your home or workplace once with a suitable wood preservative and you will have no worries regarding woodworm attack in the future. Battling with a woodworm in your home? Call us on 020 7971 1329. One of our experts will come and inspect your property.

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Identifying and Removing Woodworms in Lambeth

Woodworms can attack timber in all kinds of buildings – new and old. They are always after untreated wood structures. Furnishings, walls, and floors can be affected by the spread of infestation in your home. There are many woodworm treatments on the market from different brands. Some of this product can be applied both to the inside and outside of a building, or else just to the interior if required. Wooden surfaces treated with a woodworm killer are safe for pets and children once the treatment has fully dried. In terms of smell, this is largely present if the woodworm treatment is solvent-based.

Solvent-based products have very strong smells that can be difficult to handle, while water-based products have a much lighter smell. It would be best to leave the house while the treatment is carried out. We work with our clients to make sure that their treatment is done during a time that suits them. We are one of the Lambeth’s leading woodworm treatment specialists, you can trust our local tradesmen for all your woodworm identification and treatment needs. They are fully trained, highly experienced, and guaranteed to be courteous.

How much does a woodworm treatment in Lambeth cost

The cost of treating woodworms will depend on how far-reaching the infestation is, the type of timber concerned, and the extent to which it is structurally compromised. When treated early, it is less costly to eradicate woodworm issues. A widespread of woodworm in your properties will cause further damage and would cost you a lot of money to replace some of the affected structural elements. We offer woodworm treatment advice for free, as well as woodworm treatment advice. Contact us now on 020 7971 1329!

Book your Woodworm Survey in Lambeth

Wet Rot, Dry Rot, and woodworm beetles are all forms of wood damage that can be treated by Southern Damp Proofing in Lambeth at an affordable price. We’re a full-service, award-winning property restoration company dedicated to preserving and enhancing the value of your property’s appearance and function. We can help you eliminate the blight of woodworm forever. Call us 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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