How to spot the clues left by woodworm

We received a request to complete a Free Of Charge Timber survey on the ceiling joists in a large workshop/garage the client believed that there was woodworm as small holes had started to appear.

After carrying out a comprehensive inspection we diagnosed that there was indeed a wood boring beetle infestation and that it was active ! From the size of the exit holes it was most likely to be Common furniture beetle (Anobium Punctatum).

We often find holes in exposed timbers in lofts, floor voids and floorboards but the big question is always ‘is it new or historical evidence?’ Well in this case it was clearly new activity, there where multiple areas with holes visible and for the most part they appeared ‘bright’ often when the evidence is historical the hole becomes dark. The best signs of all though where the patches of dust know as Frass collected on fixtures below and on the many cobwebs between the joists.

Report submitted, treatment agreed and job completed, if you have any worries about structural timbers in your home then call us today to arrange a visit 0800 161 3078 or complete the survey request form and we will call you to arrange a convenient time to call.

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Why choose Wessex Damp & Timber

25 Years of Experience

With over 25 years of experience in the service sector you will receive an unrivaled level of customer care from the survey through to the completion of works.

Unrivaled Customer Care

We are a family run business with a professional and modern approach whilst still maintaining that personal level of service you associate with a local company.

Professional Service

Constantly seeking to maintain our knowledge base we access all the latest information and available literature to ensure we are at the forefront of the industry.

Wessex Damp and Timber are an industry leading company who provides services to help cure dampness and condensation in both the home and commerical environments.

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Services We Offer

Some of the services we offer in property preservation

If you have issues in your home such as peeling paint or loose plaster, mould spotting or visible stains and ‘tide’ marks then you may have a damp problem and if so we have the solution. Whether it’s rising or penetrating damp we will provide you with a diagnosis and the solution.

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Condensation in its simplest form is when moist air comes into contact with colder air or a colder surface and the water contained in the air is released to form condensation in the air or on the surface. It often results in black mould growth on walls and surfaces or you can see water droplets.

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Aged and Period properties can often be cold and condensation will form on external walls, we can provide various types of solid insulation and often incorporate this with a level of damp proofing. Internal temperatures will improve and mould spotting reduces.

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