Woodworm Bath

December 7, 2017

Are you worried about woodworm in Bath? – Brunel discusses Woodworm Bath

Woodworm is a condition that affects millions of homes in the UK, but you may have never heard of it before. You may start seeing woodworm noticed when you’ve ever bought a house since it’s a term that you stumble upon when you read about damp. Like subsidence and other property related problems, woodworm can be incredibly damaging to a home, so it’s essential that any trace of woodworm is removed whether you’re moving into a new home, selling a home or just trying to sort your existing home out. In this post, Brunel Preservations discusses the causes of woodworm and what you can do as a home/property owner to rid your building of woodworm. For a speedy response for woodworm problem you have in your home, call our team on 0117 953 5383 or visit our website to fill out a contact form and we can soon respond to your query – Woodworm Bath

Woodworm Bath

Woodworm Bath

What is woodworm? – Brunel Answers

Woodworm is a common term that is used which you may come across when you start researching about damp in your home on the internet. Woodworm may seem quite scary and daunting, but in all honesty, it’s a condition that can be stopped quite quickly as long as you meet the condition with the right remedy and treatment. Woodworm does need professional attention to remove, but as long as you catch woodworm immediately, then the damage will be kept to a minimum, making repairs much easier too. If woodworm is left too long, the damage it can cause to structural timber can be devastating ruining homes requiring huge re-build costs as all timber will have to be replaced. If the damage is kept to a minimum, then the timber can be repaired with treatments like resin filling which can restore the structural integrity of the damaged timber.

Woodworm is a general description of beetle larvae that eat away at the wood in your home. Woodworm can be found either on wooden furniture or furnishings like skirting boards and doors. A clear sign of the presence of these larvae is small sporadic holes starting to appear in the wood in your home. If you start noticing bumpy patterns on the wood in your home, then you may very well have a woodworm problem on your property.

Woodworm is most often caused by excess moisture since the insect larvae prefer damp conditions to breed/multiply. This is why you usually see damp and woodworm in conjunction with many properties as it’s the damp that facilitates the worsening of the woodworm.

Woodworm In Bath:

Back in the 1960’s, there was strong wind coming from the Atlantic which caused heavy storms and torrential rain which caused heavy flooding in Bath. This caused a huge amount of damage to the residential districts of Bath, leaving homes damp, and some even structurally unsound due to the foundations being weakened by prolonged water exposure. The South West gets a lot of rain anyway, but the torrential storm caused havoc with the weather conditions. Flood defences that have been built over the past few decades have been successful in preventing any future flooding, but it still hasn’t rectified heavy rainfall which Bath can experience in the winter months. If your building has damaged masonry or you live in a building that has porous brickwork.

Bath is home to a lot of period properties, with a lot of the homes in the city centre being built from beautiful Bath stone. These buildings/now homes were built way back in the 1700’s, meaning they don’t have any conventional means of ventilating the internal environment. This makes for a very damp-susceptible home, as we see a lot of homes facing problems with damp and eventually woodworm. Even the famous Royal Crescent is built from Bath stone, making them also prone to damp damage & woodworm making it a perfect breeding ground for any larvae that end up in the home. Limestone foundations were a popular method of constructing a lot of buildings were built in Bath, which isn’t so good for the breathability of the building. Limestone is very porous, so will allow for moisture to slowly rise which seeps into the internal environment of the home.

Woodworm is most commonly found in furniture since items like wooden chairs etc. are more accessible to the larvae. This doesn’t mean that woodworm isn’t a major problem, however, as Woodworm can develop and progress into the structural timber of your home. This causes a significant problem if the woodworm is left to multiply and grow. Woodworm will eventually eat through your structural timber making your home very unsafe, as the woodworm will weaken any load-bearing timber in your home. This may be case specific, however, homes that were built with conventional methods on the outskirts of Bath could be susceptible to this type of damage.

Why pick Brunel for your woodworm treatment?

Brunel Preservations have a long history solving issues like woodworm in both residential and commercial buildings. We’ve helped and resolved thousands of woodworm problems in Bath & Bristol. Brunel provides a reliable woodworm service that will help to prevent any long-term damage once the woodworm has been removed. This keeps your property in good order and helps resolve any other issues that may have caused woodworm. We also offer many other preservation services that may be related to woodworm. If you are looking to remove structure threatening conditions in your home, then visit our page on Woodworm In Bath for more information.

Woodworm In Bath

Woodworm Bath

The specialists at Brunel make sure that they fix the source of the problem rather than just removing it. We work for the long-term solutions, and that means finding the source of the issue. As stated above, woodworm is usually caused by damp since it promotes the breeding of the larvae. We work with you to solve the damp issue and try to educate why the problem started in the first place. Whether it was broken masonry or a leaking roof, Brunel help to provide a lasting solution that proofs your home of any future conditions.

Our dedication to our service:

Brunel ensures that all woodworm & damp related issues are resolved the first time. Many inferior service providers are offering woodworm services, but they aren’t as effective as professional damp proofing providers like Brunel. We offer a variety of services also so that we can assist you in any condition you may discover in your home. It’s frustrating to use different providers and companies for the same type of service.  Brunel Preservations group it all into one so it’s easy to manage and also assures quality as all services are being carried about by the same reliable provider.

Rather than being a company that likes to hide their shoddy work, Brunel like to showcase work carried out by our surveyors. We take pride in the way we carry ourselves and the service we offer. We strive to at the fact we’re the leading damp proofing provider in Bath, taking care of problems like Woodworm which is caused by damp.

Brunel has a wide range of damp proofing solutions for property owners from in Bath like our damp proof course treatments as well as roofing repairs. We stop the source of the damp in your home, so no new conditions progress and develop. A lot of companies in Bath try and take a cheap approach to damp proofing, but we don’t undercut the reliability and quality of our service with cheap materials. With our broad range of damp proofing services, we’re able to provide the most appropriate type of damp proofing that is best suited for your property.

Brunel has been treating properties in and around Bath for decades, taking the experience we learn from every job we do & carrying it with us. We pride ourselves on the excellent service that we offer to our customers. We provide damp proofing services, woodworm treatments, dry rot treatments & damp proof coursing throughout Bristol & Bath.

Operating throughout Bath, Brunel Preservations is a local company serving homes & commercial properties. With a team of highly trained and accredited experts, we can survey and remove any damp related issue you may have.

If you ever spot signs of woodworm or damp, the approachable, friendly team at Brunel Preservations are on hand to help you with your problem. Brunel has decades of experience with the team and offers that experience to you when you are in need of a woodworm treatment. If you are looking for a reliable provider of woodworm treatments in Bath or damp proofing in Bath, then visit our page on Woodworm Bath or call our team on 0117 953 5383 and discuss options regarding the woodworm in your property today!