Timberwise South West
Property Care Services in the South West
Timberwise have over 50 years of experience in providing treatments for properties in the South West suffering from damp and timber issues. We have a number of offices in the South West and provide our property care services for both commercial and domestic customers.
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South West Area
The South West region is mainly a rural area which has a coastline that is both alongside the English Channel and Bristol Channel. The population for the whole area is over 5 million and the main counties for the region are Cornwall, Bristol, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.
The South West region is climate is known as an oceanic climate with the region experiencing warm summers and cooler winters. Rainfall is common all year round but the heaviest precipitation tends to occur in the months during the winter. The Annual rainfall is about 1,000 millimetres with 2,000 millimetres occurring the areas of higher ground. It is the second windest area in the United Kingdom only behind North East. Rainfall is more apparent in the areas that are more inland compared to the coastal areas.
South West’s Local Damp and Timber Specialists
Treatment for Damp Problems At Your Property in the South West
Where there is harsh rainfall mainland areas of the South West this is where dampness can occur in your property. There are 3 types of damp that can have an impact on your property and these are penetrating damp, rising damp and condensation.
Condensation is most common of all the damp issues and is affecting a number of properties in the South West area. The common cause of condensation is poor ventilation throughout the property. This type of damp can occur in both old and new buildings and should be treated as early as possible. The common signs that you may have condensation in your home is a damp musty smell, black spot mould and water droplets on windows and window sills.
Rising damp is less frequent from the damp problems, it usually occurs when the property does not have a damp proof course in place. There are a number of treatments for getting rid of rising damp from your property and at Timberwise we provide Electro Osmosis Damp Proofing, Dri Wise Injection and a Damp Proof Course.
Penetrating damp is caused by poor maintenance in the property such as blocked gutters or damaged rainwater goods. The signs that penetrating damp could be having an impact on your property are timber damage, black spot mould, watermarks on the walls. If penetrating damp is left untreated and is affecting timber then wet rot and dry rot could be an outcome of this.
Woodworm Problems in Your Property
Woodworm is another area of concern for property owners in the South West. Woodworm can occur when the timber is affected by dampness and can be difficult as they are only visible towards the end of their lifecycle. There are a number of different types of woodworm that can cause damage to your home in the South West. The most common of all the beetles is the common furniture beetle and the beetle that causes the most damage is the Death Watch Beetle.
At Timberwise, we always recommend you contact a qualified surveyor to carry out a full inspection at the property. This would allow the South West surveyor to correctly identify the woodworm beetle and provide effective treatment for that given wood boring insect.
Get In Touch With Our South West Team
Having damp and timber issues affecting your property can be a stressful time for any homeowner. By contacting one of our specialists at Timberwise, we will make the process as stress-free as possible with expert advice provided to you from the initial phone call to the works being carried out by our technicians.