4 Vital Tips on Preventing Woodworm

4 Vital Tips on Preventing Woodworm

One of the leading causes of structural damages in homes is woodworm infestation. These timber feasting beetles are attracted to soft, easy to chew wood because they search for opportune places to lay their eggs and it enables their young to escape the nest with ease. Trapped condensation brought about from improper ventilation is therefore a huge influence on the formation of this problem. The damp conditions caused by this create ideal circumstances for woodworm to appear. If an infestation is allowed to linger then serious structural damage can occur often amounting to...
How Quigley Preservation Ltd. treatments will bring your property back to its full market value

How Quigley Preservation Ltd. treatments...

Over the years your home will experience great wear and tear in terms of structural capabilities and quality of appliances, both of which can greatly diminish its market value. If you neglect to have a professional contractor perform check-ups on your property every once a while then you run the severe risk of encountering expensive problems in the long run. Quigley Preservation Ltd. offers highly qualified professionals that are skilled in identifying potential damages to a house while having the tools to efficiently fix them. They offer a number of services which can...
What is the cost of Remedial Timber Treatment?

What is the cost of Remedial Timber Trea...

Damage to your home or business’s infrastructure can be devastating both financially and personally. Ensuring your walls are kept clear of the prime causes of timber destruction, which are mould and woodworm infestation, is imperative. Prevention is always the best form of protection but if you are to experience timber problems then you must contact a professional contractor and discuss your options. There are a number of factors that will determine the overall cost of a remedial timber treatment job. These include the size of the property, the damage done and...
Does Woodworm Return after Treatment?

Does Woodworm Return after Treatment?

Does Woodworm Return after Treatment? By far and away the most common form of damage to timbers in buildings in Ireland by woodworm is caused by the common furniture beetle (Anobium punctatum). Fortunately the treatment of same is highly effective and is usually guaranteed for a period of 20 years although the treatment is likely to be effective for much longer than that.  There are some rare species of woodworm – Deathwatch beetle and Powder Post beetle for example – which may be harder to eradicate however these are so uncommon as to not worth worrying about. Even...
The Ecological Approach to Remedial Timber Treatment

The Ecological Approach to Remedial Timb...

It is extremely important that the structural timbers in your house are in peak condition as any damages to them can result in a costly and lengthy repair. Two main culprits for destroying timber are wood rotting fungi and woodworm infestation. Woodworm are living organisms who thrive in seasoned untreated wood in which they feed on.  Wood rotting fungi thrive in damp housing environments leading to wood destruction from cases known as dry rot or wet rot. There are ecologically friendly chemical approaches which try to reduce the destructive effects on the organisms...
Woodworm Treatment Solutions

Woodworm Treatment Solutions

Woodworm infestation creates expensive damage to your home and furniture. Contrary to their name the criminals themselves are actually beetles rather than worms. They feast on wood, especially dried and mould ridden wood, throughout their early stages of life which is where they get their name from. Eventually, after prolonged exposure without treatment, the woodworms’ activity can leave the timber of a building or piece of furniture in such weakened shape that it can completely keel over. This is why it is vital that we take care of the foundations of our homes and...