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The Aberdeenshire branch of Rentokil Property Care operates across Central and North East Scotland. A network of local professionals reaching from Port of Perth to John O’Groats, through the eastern Scottish cities of Aberdeen, Dundee and Inverness. Offering customers the benefits of local experts, supported by our national network.
We are proud of the relationships that have been built with clients in our area, which range from residential customers, through to business sites and universities with a variety of properties from modern homes to historic and period properties.
Our aim is to always deliver the highest quality local property care services with the support and resources of a national company. We are fully equipped to deal with the most common of problems that can cause property damage, such as rising damp and penetrating damp, wood-boring beetles and dry and wet rot. Repairing rot damage, damp proofing and treating woodworm within the structure of a building is second nature to us.
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.
Known to Victorian’s as the ‘Silver City’ much of Aberdeen’s original Victorian properties are built from local granite. This hard grey stone is one of the most durable available and helps to explain why the city's old buildings look brand-new when they have been freshly cleaned and the cement has been re-pointed. Whilst Marischal College on Broad Street, remains the second largest granite building in the world, many others in Aberdeen have been converted over time into apartments.
Even these sturdy stone properties in a ‘Granite City’ like Aberdeen, Dundee and other coastal towns of North East Scotland, such as Peterhead, Arbroath, Fraserburgh and Stonehaven can become susceptible to damp and associated rot problems. As the oceanic climate and prevailing coastal winds provide plenty of excess moisture that can eventually be absorbed through the fabric of buildings leading to timber decay.
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 have a good knowledge of building construction and the necessary experience to identify and resolve problems relating to our customers dampness and timber problems within the Scotland.