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We are a dedicated professional property care team, working throughout East Anglia. The mix of expertise and local knowledge ensures a quality service for our customers throughout Ipswich, Cambridge, Lowestoft, Bury St. Edmunds, Saffron Walden, Thetford, Felixstowe and beyond.
We regularly deal with the most common property care issues such as rot, damp and woodworm. Backed by the resources of a national company, we provide quality property care services, tailored to the needs of our customers, from residential and housing associations to universities, hospitals and a variety of other businesses.
I have just completed 20 years with Rentokil, the last 10 as a Branch Manager, and there's not much in the realm of damp and decay I have not encountered! I have always taken pride in delivering the finest customer service whilst providing value for money.
East Anglia has a mix of coastal towns and cities, from Southwold and its historic pier to the thriving port of Felixstowe. Urban areas include Norwich and Ipswich, smaller towns and cities include Bury St Edmunds, Ely, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth. Much of the area is still rural in nature with villages surrounded by agricultural land. Parts of East Anglia are characterised by the flatness of the land, consisting of fenland and reclaimed marshland. Water plays a significant role in the fenland and broadland landscapes, the area is among the driest in the United Kingdom, yet low-lying land and easily eroded cliffs in areas such as Felixstowe, Lowestoft and King’s Lynn, make them vulnerable to the sea and coastal flooding.
Many months after flood waters have receded, damp may not be visible in a property, yet moisture levels in timbers may remain high enough to sustain wet or dry rot. This can lead to structural damage through timber decay.
Ipswich is one of England's oldest towns and took shape in Anglo-Saxon times (7th–8th centuries) around Ipswich dock. Parts of the ancient road plan still survive in its modern streets. Norwich has a wealth of historical architecture, with the medieval period represented by the 11th-century Norwich Cathedral and 12th-century castle. Most of the medieval buildings are in the city centre, examples of medieval architecture include Dragon Hall, built in about 1430, and The Guildhall, built 1407–1413. The 19th century saw an explosion in Norwich's size and much of its housing stock, as well as commercial building in the city centre is a mix of Georgian and Victorian. Elm Hill is a historic cobbled lane in Norwich with many buildings dating back to the Tudor period.
Buildings of any age, style, period or size can be exposed to the risks of wood boring insects, wood rotting fungi or rising damp. These types of problems can affect the structure of the property and tend be more prevalent in older buildings, such as Medieval, Victorian and early 20th Century dwellings or those that have been refurbished or re purposed over time. Unfortunately, the damage caused by these problems is not always immediately obvious.
Woodworm is the every-day name for hungry larvae of wood-boring beetles. Adults lay eggs in cracks in wood and the larvae (woodworm) burrow deep into it and feed, making a maze of tunnels over several years. They will happily eat away at wooden floors, furniture and timbers and if left untreated, can seriously weakens wooden beams in a property which can lead to structural failure of the timbers.
Spotting the early signs of woodworm is important; allowing a qualified surveyor to complete a woodworm survey assessing the extent of any problem, the type of woodworm involved and recommending the most effective, targeted treatment to eliminate the pest before it can spread any further through the property.
I've worked for the company for 9 years. Rentokil is a long standing and recognised company and it is a pleasure working for them. We offer the highest quality of work to all of our customers.