Woodworm & Wet Rot

Woodworm and Wet Rot are both collective terms: Woodworm is a generic term for several species of wood-boring insects, that infest timber of UK properties, some of which weakening and destroying it beyond treatment. Wet rot results from one of several species of brown rot and white rot fungus, which causes natural decay and breakdown, to the structural strength of damp or wet timber. Unfortunately, this group of two evils often come together, when timber becomes wet it decays and as it is decaying it is often accompanied by one or more species of woodworm.

You can rely on Tapco HomeDry’s 47 plus years of experience, coupled with the fact that our surveyors are qualified to the high standards of the PCA (Property Care Association) and will carry out a thorough inspection and recommend the correct method of remedial work and treatment that the specific problem in your property requires. Our trained and experienced technicians professionally carry out every aspect of the work, using only the safest methods and high-performance preservatives.

All timber treatment and replacement carried out by us is covered by our established 20-year guarantee which, for a one-off premium, can be insured for the first 10-years by GPI (Guarantee Protection Insurance). We are proud to be a long term member of the PCA, a certified ISO9001:2015 quality management company, a 5-star Which? Trusted Trader and a company you can trust.

What is woodworm

There a many species of wood-boring insects, Woodworm, but the four that Tapco HomeDry deals with the most, are:

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Signs of woodworm

Most of us have seen the tiny (bore) holes left by woodworm, which can be found in numerous places in both internal and external timber and furniture. These holes are made as the adult beetles bores out,

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What is wet rot

Wet Rot is the most common type of timber decay found in buildings and is a general term covering several varieties of Brown or White Rot fungus. It usually occurs because of a building defect or long term Rising Damp.

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1. Contact

Book a Woodworm / Wet Rot appointment or call us.

  • Home owners & pre-purchasers
  • Estate Agents & Businesses
  • Covering London / Home Counties

2. Survey

Our surveyor will discuss any Woodworm / Wet Rot work your property may require;

  • Investigations and tests are thorough and accurate
  • Comprehensive report and recommendations
  • Long term member of the PCA

3. Treatment

All work is carried out by experienced technicians, to the high standards of the PCA.

  • We only recommend remedial treatment, where it is necessary
  • Only the safest of preservatives are used, with a one-hour re-entry time
  • All preservatives are aqueous based and odourless

4. Aftercare

For a single premium you can insure our guarantee with Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI).

  • Low costs, single premium, guarantee insurance
  • In the unlikely event we cease trading, our guarantee is protected
  • Should you sell your property, both our guarantee and GPI are transferable
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