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Xylophagous fungi

Xylophagous fungiWood Fungus Removal Company

We solve all the problems caused by wood fungi

We solve all the problems caused by wood fungi

With xylophage fungi we meet again with a silent enemy that attacks our wood, but as we have seen previously in termites and woodworm, we have a solution for it.

The problem

Xylophage fungi are organisms that rot and germinate inside wood. They attack our furniture and / or structures through penetration and by releasing enzymes that are responsible for degrading the components that make up the wood, causing serious damage and sometimes almost total destruction. < / p>

There are 3 types of rots that we can find:

Wood rot by fungus
Wood rot by fungus

Soft rot:

This rot is caused by the decomposition of cellulose and hemicelluloses in the woods. This fungus boasts that it does not need more than 20% or less moisture to survive, with extremely fast capacity with very damaging rot. This is one of the most damaging to wood structures, since in less than 6 months it is capable of deteriorating the resistance of wood by up to 50%.

White rot by fungus
White rot by fungus

White rot:

This type of rot is mainly caused by xylophagous fungi such as ascomycetes and aeuteromycetes. This rot usually occurs in conditions of high humidity, in the lower part of the trees in direct contact with the ground.

Gray rot by fungus
Gray rot by fungus

Gray rot:

This type of rot is mainly caused by xylophagous fungi such as ascomycetes and aeuteromycetes. This rot usually occurs in conditions of high humidity, in the lower part of the trees in direct contact with the ground.

Treatments against xylophage fungi

At Illes Control we are a company specialized in wood treatment.
To correctly carry out the treatment, it is necessary to make a visit to the affected place to diagnose the situation and to be able to estimate the budget, type of treatment and action to be carried out on the wood to be treated.
In this case and for these types of xylophage fungi, we have a very advanced and cutting-edge technique in the Balearic Islands, completely eliminating the moisture present and therefore the reproductive capacity of the aforementioned fungi. previously:

  • Preparation of surfaces. There will be It is necessary to remove the wood that has already been degraded and prepare the rest for the application of the protective product (remove finishes that may prevent the product from penetrating the wood).
  • Treatment of adjacent elements. There will be to evaluate elements adjacent to the wood, such as floors or walls, to verify if here Fungi are also developing, and kill them.
  • Wood treatment. It is recommended to follow the specifications of the chosen treatment. This can be applied by implants, bandages, linings or injection.

Illes Control will certify The treatments and the state of the woods after their treatment.