Rule 1: Act
Ignoring a timber rot/quality problem won’t make it go away. It will only make the matter worse and the cost implications mount every moment that you wait to get an expert timber treatment firm in to help.
The earlier that you seek professional advice from a pest control Reading and timber treatment firm like Pest Control Berkshire the sooner that a survey, treatment and peace of mind can be delivered.
Woodworm take 10-14 days to hatch from their eggs, live for 2-5 years as larvae that tunnel and eat wood and they spend around 2 weeks as furniture beetles.
If you see dead beetles, 2mm holes with falling or fallen dust from the woodwork or cream larvae please do not recoil in horror, call in expert pest control Reading and timber treatment specialists.
Rule 2: Enjoy Professionalism
Hiring accredited companies ensures a thorough survey. They’ll check for other affected areas.
This is not a way for them to make money by causing you anxiety; it will save you money in the long term.
If your main problem is under the stairs at the moment, then the stairs and the surrounding and supporting structures will be examined too.
Prevention is better than cure in the pest control Reading and timber treatment sphere too.
Surveyors gather as much data as they can before they compile a report and quote. It is the customer’s choice how to proceed. Again, rule 1 applies at this stage.
An accredited timber treatment firm, like the above mentioned Pest Control Berkshire, should be a Sovereign Approved Woodworm specialist in a number of southern counties.
Rule 3: Discretion
The thought of hiring experts with their name emblazoned on their company vehicle may be a torturous one.
What will the neighbours say about you? What pests will they think you have? You know that anyone, including Mr. and Mrs. Snooty at number 15, could have an issue but horribly, it’s you.
Here’s some excellent news, many companies are sensitive to this so they drive unmarked vehicles and wear plain overalls.
If you have a nosy neighbour then they’ll glean little from their curtain twitching activities.
Rule 4: Knowledge is power
Get to know your enemy.
Timber rot treatment experts don’t expect customers to be able to do their jobs for them but it can be helpful to identify what you may have in your property.
Wet rot and dry rot are the two most common forms of fungal decay.
Wet rot exists in areas with over 50% moisture whilst dry rot only needs 20% to thrive.
Brown/black fungus which can be in lumps or fernlike shapes with spongy woodwork and a musty smell are primary indicators of wet rot.
Dry rot is probable if you find mushroom shapes of creamy yellow appearance coming through plaster or paint or it is present in a ventilation shaft.
Don’t hesitate to seek assistance. Hesitation could prove to be a structurally and financially hazardous course of inaction.