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...
Simple steps to produce less moisture and keep your home well ventilated

Simple steps to produce less moisture an...

It is easy to neglect taking the necessary precautions for preventing the trapping of moisture within the home. We use our ovens, showers and washing machines without thinking twice about the side-effects. There is, however, severe consequences that can result from improper care; the number one being structural damage from damp conditions which have manifested themselves due to constant moisture exposure. The effected timber encourages the infestation of both woodworm and mould which are disastrous both health wise and financially. There are a variety of preventative...
Why you need to Waterproof your Bathroom (particularly shower enclosure)

Why you need to Waterproof your Bathroom...

A leading cause for complaints from house owners is of water damaged property.  Many people choose not to bother investing in waterproofing systems as they are unaware of the damages moisture build up poses. One place we may think that waterproofing is a non-factor because it’s surely already there is the bathroom. However, this is naïve as it should be the main area you look to reinforce with a modern waterproofing system. The room is a prime culprit for condensation build ups within the home causing trapped moisture within the walls. This water then needs to escape...
How you can tell if Your House has Condensation Problems

How you can tell if Your House has Conde...

Condensation can be a bit of a silent killer in terms of the damage it wreaks when it goes undetected. There are a number of reasons for its occurrence but the scientific explanation for its formation is when there is too much moisture in the air for it to be suitably vaporized thus leaving water particles in the atmosphere. This can happen when hot air becomes trapped. It presents itself in the form of water when the gas comes into contact with a solid attractable item such as a window. This then allows you to identify its existence within your property but by then you...
Why Lack of Waterproofing Accounts for the Majority of Building Defects Complaints

Why Lack of Waterproofing Accounts for t...

Throughout our entire stay in our homes we are usually unaware, or unfazed for better a word, to the constant barrage of water that attempts to seep into the structures that protect us. Moisture attacks us from everywhere both from the ground outside, above the roof and even within our house itself. The reason why so much cases of water damage are reported is due to the fact that most solid building materials are extremely porous so with no waterproofing put in place we leave ourselves vulnerable to the effects of moisture infiltration. Many modern homes will have...
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...
How to Treat Condensation and Mould Growth in your House

How to Treat Condensation and Mould Grow...

Mould is an extremely threatening infestation that can destroy a house if not treated correctly. It stems from trapped condensation within surfaces which attracts a wood eating fungus, among other things. There are many ways to prevent its occurrence which I will discuss further below. Before that, I will present you with the facts behind its existence and why it occurs. It is vital to understand the elements behind mould so that you can prevent its formation in the first place rather than having to seek out professional help. Science behind Mould Infestation Mould comes...
How to Remove Mould from Walls

How to Remove Mould from Walls

Mould is a fungus that grows on wet surfaces in buildings, mainly present in houses where excessive condensation is present. In its simplest explanation, this is due to there being more water vapour present than the air can hold. The main areas which attract this are rooms that are cold or have numerous appliances with poor ventilation, both of which lead to sustained condensation. This leads to damp walls, ceilings and even clothing, depending on where they are stored. There are both natural and chemical ways to deal with it which I will discuss further below. Removal...