Treating Woodworm In Floorboards
Woodworm In Floorboards
The first, most important step that you need to take once discovering woodworm in your floorboards is to get in touch with woodworm treating specialists, such as City Dampcoursing. To effectively treat woodworm in your floorboards you need professionals that will visit your property and conduct an efficient treatment that will put a complete stop to woodworm within your home, removing the danger of the issue reoccurring.
Once you have got in touch with a specialist to take a look at the case of woodworm, it is important to focus on steps that will contain and slow the spread of the issue. For example, keeping your timber as dry as possible by reducing any condensation build-up, avoiding spillages and by ventilating your property well.
What Is Woodworm?
Woodworm is also known as the larvae stage of wood boring beetles, found in households usually from early springtime to mid-autumn. These seasonal pets tend to target any home that is exposed to untreated wood in the interior or exterior of a home. Due to these beetles being so small it is extremely hard to notice straight away, and the chances are, your home may have already been affected by woodworm.
Woodworm tends to be such a common issue for homeowners due to the average home being made up of 70% timber. In most cases, woodworm is only identified once the infestation has spread which is why it is so important to make sure that you are constantly checking on the condition of your timer, whether it is in or outside the house.
How To Identify
As mentioned previously, it is most likely that your timber may have experienced some issue with woodworm due to it being an extremely common issue, especially for homeowners. However, we have provided you with what we believe to be the most identifiable signs of woodworm:
- A musty or damp smell.
- Dark or discoloured patches on walls or wallpaper.
- The appearance of mould or mildew on floors or walls.
- Excessive water/condensation on windows.
- Patches of peeling wallpaper.
If you are experiencing any of these signs associated with woodworm, please don’t hesitate to get into contact with our woodworm specialists here at City Dampcoursing London for further information or support.
Request an inspection today or call us directly on 020 8509 0470.