Wood rot can happen to any part of the house that is made from timber and that has been exposed to the fungi that cause the damage. Wood rot happens after a certain exposure to air and moisture, which are essential to the growth of the rot-causing fungi.
Wood rot is quite difficult to control because once you see the wood rotting, the damage is irreversible. The only thing you can do is to prevent further damage by controlling the pests that eat the wood. Some rotting wood can still be saved if the damage is not yet complete.
At the first indication of wood rot, you have to act fast before the pest reaches infestation level that can carry out big structural damage to the house.
Preventing Wood Rot
The spores that carry the fungi will get to the wood no matter what. So if you are working to prevent fungal wood rot, the best thing to do is to keep the wood from moisture. Fungal growth is activated by moisture, so if you keep the wooden parts of the house dry, they can be protected from such infestation.
If there is already evidence of wood rot caused by fungi, make sure to address the problem right away. Repair the rotting wood as soon as possible.
Repairing Wood Rot
If wood rot is already happening in the house, check if the wood can still be salvaged. The rotting part needs to be removed. If the damage is big enough, such as the entire window sill, there is no choice but to replace the wood.
After removing the rotten part of the wood, apply a wood hardener, which penetrates into the wood fibre to give it added structural strength.
Professional Pest Control
If there is already an uncontrollable infestation going on, or if you simply do want a thorough and highly effective method to get rid of the fungi, you should consider seeking the help of the best pest control company.
Bob Gunn Termite Solutions can provide the service you need for wood rot problems. Our inspectors are highly skilled in identifying all sorts of wood rot and insect damage to properties.
We will have to evaluate the types of wood that are exposed or are potentially in danger of fungal attacks. Once the problem has been identified and evaluated, we will then formulate the most appropriate solution.
Find out more about our company’s pest control services today.