London Damp Company takes a proactive, methodical approach to the treatment of timber infestation. Following a damp and timber survey book an inspection to diagnose the nature and extent of your problem, we will take action to:
Treat Woodworm With Pesticide
The best treatment for woodworm is with a pesticide. London Damp Company uses Solugard woodworm treatment concentrate, which, once diluted, delivers 0.2% permethrin to the affected area. However, the precise approach to treatment depends on the species of woodworm causing the identification. Call us on 0207 127 6886 for advice.
Treat Wet Rot and Dry Rot With Fungicide
We like to use Safeguard’s ProBor wood preservatives to treat wood rot, since their formulation allows deep penetration into the timber. Fungi can extend their growth far below any surface by secreting digestive enzymes as they progress, and the extent of their colonisation is often not apparent to the naked eye. Our policy is to respond with aggressive, evidence-based treatments informed by the advice of our timber specialists.
Replace Affected Timber
In addition to treating the presenting issue, London Damp Company always aims to prevent a recurrence of timber infestation and also ensure your home’s structural integrity. Where necessary we will remove badly affected areas of timber and replace them with uncompromised, pre-treated substitutes. If dry rot is found to have infested the masonry, this will be physically isolated and sterilised.
Eradicate Underlying Damp
The damp problem which originally gave rise to the infestation must be dealt with to prevent the issue (or a worse one) recurring. This may be rising damp, penetrating damp, condensation or even a leak from your plumbing. London Damp Company can guarantee to diagnose and treat your damp problem with 100% effectiveness: we even offer a leak detection service.
When you instruct us to work with you, we’ll start by conducting a comprehensive damp and timber survey. Then you’ll know the cause of your timber infestation and the origin of the predisposing damp. Depending on the source of your damp problem, your home’s damp proofing may need to be upgraded, or your masonry treated with a water repellent substance.
Complete the form to the right of the page and one of our specialist team will phone you back within 24 hours, or call us direct on 0207 127 6886. Remember: dry rot can weaken the structure of your home, so play it safe and get specialist advice whenever you suspect the presence of wood rot.