It is easy to confuse subterranean termite damage with dry rot (a kind of wood rot) since they look similar. However, there is a big difference between the two, especially when it comes to what causes either of them. In any case, both conditions can be addressed with our termite and wood rot treatment services.
Wood rot is caused by fungi
Wood rot, particularly dry rot, is caused by the fungus Serpula lacrymans. It targets and consumes the components of the wood that give it strength and stiffness. Any kind of timber or wood that is damp and has not undergone wood rot prevention treatment is fair game for the said fungus. Timber that has a moisture content in excess of 20% is particularly attractive.
Termite damage, on the other hand, is the direct result of these subterranean insects feeding on the cellulose-rich wood. Like wood rot, subterranean termites can cause serious damage to any structure. In some cases, homeowners who have not initiated termite prevention treatment didn’t realise the extent of the termite infestation until it was too late.
Don’t let anything like that happen to your home or office. While prevention remains your best option, you can still do something about infested wood. And FA Mitchell can help you in that regard.
Our termite and wood rot treatment services
Because FA Mitchell, we know plywood. We are the premier wholesale plywood supplier to Sydney, NSW and the rest of Australia. We not only sell the best plywood, but we’ll help you keep it at its best with our termite and wood rot treatment services.
Our treatment kills rot in wood and prevents its recurrence. In most cases, we are able to use the relatively safe borates (borax-boric acid mixtures), which have a great track record of preventing rot in new wood and killing rot organisms and wood-destroying insects in infested wood. And whether it’s ply flooring or plywood ceilings, exterior plywood or decorative interior plywood panels, regular plywood cladding or acoustic plywood wall panels, interior or outdoor marine plywood flooring, we can apply the treatment wherever your plywood is installed.
We offer our termite and wood rot treatment services throughout Australia from our Sydney warehouse and wood cutting facility. Use the details below to get in touch with the termite/rot treatment experts at FA Mitchell to ensure that you get the right service at the right price.