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Timber Rot Is Cause for a Professional Inspection

What may turn out to be the wettest summer on record has many a British homeowner concerned about damp patches on the ceilings or walls. What are they concerned about? Timber rot. And if timber rot is a genuine concern for you, it is also cause to have a professional inspection conducted. Both wet and dry rot can be devastating to the timbers of your home if left untreated.

3 Reasons Dry Rot Is So Common in the UK

If you have ever wondered just how prevalent dry rot is in the UK, a quick perusal of the news headlines using your favourite internet search engine should do the trick. A search conducted prior to writing this post uncovered a long list of stories relating to buildings across the country. There were stories of dry rot from Bolton, Perth, Great Bircham, and Burton – and that was just the first page of results.

Beat the Scammers by Learning to Identify Woodworm

Earlier this year, we learned of a scam involving door-to-door fraudsters selling fake woodworm services. As woodworm specialists, these kinds of scams are terribly offensive to us. They prey on innocent people who do not know anything about woodworm or timber rot, and they give the entire woodworm treatment industry a bad name.

There Is No Need to Fear Dry Rot

Imagine being tasked with the responsibility of overseeing the care and maintenance of historic buildings. After many years on the job, you are no longer terrified by the thought of an old building showing signs of dry rot. You know full well that modern timber preservation techniques are more than adequate to address the problem.

Is Woodworm Treatment a One-Time Proposition?

Discovering a woodworm infestation in your home is never a good thing. Woodworm is a serious problem that can harm everything from wood furniture to the underlying structure of the property itself. The question we frequently get from clients is one of whether woodworm treatment is a one-time proposition or not. Unfortunately, there is no black and white answer we can give.

Suspect a woodworm infestation? You need our assistance

On average, approximately 5000 UK properties receive professional timber treatment every week so if you think you have a woodworm infestation, it’s not remarkable just unwelcome.

Wood Rot: 2 Things to Look for When Buying a House

You know the importance of checking things like roofing, foundations, and windows when buying a house. You know to be wary of properties that look like they have not been maintained very well by previous owners. How much do you know about wood rot?

Dry Rot and Wet Rot ARE Different

As specialists in wood preservation in the Thames Valley area, we handle our fair share of cases involving both dry rot and wet rot. Customers routinely ask us if there is a difference. When we respond positively, they inevitably want to know what the difference is and how they can avoid problems in the future.

Contact Our Wet Rot Experts Without Delay

Thames Valley Timber Treatment’s experts need every potential client to know that in the event of a flood, plumbing issue, excessive condensation, inadequate ventilation, adverse weather, a leaking roof or any incident in which the moisture levels increase significantly, to 50% or more, that immediate action should be taken.

Professional, Comprehensive Wood Rot Treatment

Thames Valley Timber Treatment has been in operation for over twenty-five years. When you contact us with your concerns about timber preservation or wood rot treatment we draw on our extensive knowledge and practical abilities to deliver the highest levels of service.

Don't Let Woodworm Infestation Spread

Finding a woodworm infestation in any part of the house is the stuff of nightmares for many homeowners. The discovery of timber or furniture riddled with holes can sometimes spark a panicked, and often ill-thought-out, clear out but there is no need to rush into any decisions. In fact, in some cases, there may not be any reason to worry at all.

Specialist Woodworm Treatment

 

Woodworm refers to the damage caused by insect larvae living under the surface of wood. It is in fact not a worm but a wood-boring beetle. The beetles lay their eggs and their larvae cause the damage, burrowing beneath the surface of the wood eating their way up and down the timber and hatching out, boring their way into the open air.

 

Buying property? Get a timber survey

Don’t forget to check the integrity of the wood in the property. Just because timbers might look strong when you take quick glance that doesn’t mean that below the surface there isn’t an issue. A glance won’t tell you if the timbers have been attacked by woodworm, wet rot or dry rot.

Wet rot? Dry rot? It’s time to take action

Thames Valley Timber Treatment has been operating for over twenty-five years, we are leading experts in timber treatments and timber preservation. We enjoy a partnership with Sovereign Chemicals and are proud to offer thirty year guarantees for our work.

Wet rot? Dry rot? It’s time to take action

Thames Valley Timber Treatment has been operating for over twenty-five years, we are leading experts in timber treatments and timber preservation. We enjoy a partnership with Sovereign Chemicals and are proud to offer thirty year guarantees for our work.

Professional Timber Treatments

We’ve met many people over the twenty five plus years that we’ve been in operation who have called us in after they’ve made a brave attempt at eradicating a wet rot or dry rot issue.