Aberdeen

Property Care Services

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Branch Address

Rentokil Property Care
Units 5 & 6 Harlaw Way, Harlaw Ind Est,
Inverurie
Aberdeenshire
AB51 4SG
01224 433086

Call to book a survey on 01224 433086

Aberdeen & Inverness

About the Branch

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.

Contact Us

Areas We Cover across North East Scotland

  • Dundee
  • Aberdeen
  • Perth
  • Montrose
  • Inverness
  • Peterhead
  • Stonehaven
  • Elgin
  • Inverurie
  • Aberlour
  • Forfar
  • Fraserburgh
  • Nairn
  • Wick
  • Thurso
  • Tain

Branch Manager

Mark Kirk - Branch Manager - Rentokil Property Care

Mark Kirk

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.

Name: Mark Kirk
Job Title: Branch Manager
Qualifications: CSRT and CSSW

Differences between Dry and Wet Rot

The vital difference between dry rot and wet rot is the amount of moisture needed within the timber to allow growth. The term ‘Dry Rot’ would suggest no moisture, but in fact a minimum moisture content of about 20% is needed for dry rot to flourish. It’s often found in hidden voids such as the underside of wooden floors, beneath stairs & roof trusses – as it likes warm, damp unventilated areas. Wet rot is limited to very damp wood or plaster with a moisture content of at least 50% and will remain confined to that wet area. The high moisture content required for wet rot is often a result of defective plumbing, gutters or downpipes. We offer professional diagnosis of the type of rot affecting a property, and will tailor a solution to protect it from further damage. All our rot treatments carry a 30 year guarantee.

What is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing is a general term covering several different methods used to keep excess moisture out of a building. Damp proofing treatments help to prevent water being absorbed through walls or floors and entering interior spaces of a property. If damp were to pass through the fabric of walls or floors it could lead to structural damage and timber decay (such as dry or wet rot) within the building. We provide an extensive inspection by a qualified surveyor who will diagnose the extent and type of dampness - providing recommendations on the most effective ways to treat the damp problem affecting a property.

Expertise in Aberdeen, Inverness & across Central & North East Scotland

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.

Why Woodworm is a problem

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.

The parks and gardens across Aberdeen (all 45 of them) including Hazelhead Park, Seaton Park and Union Terrace Gardens can offer wood-boring beetles a safe haven. Many gardens, garages and lofts across the Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee and North East Scotland could also unknowingly, shelter common furniture beetles, whose larvae (woodworm) can cause serious damage to wooden timbers if left untreated.

Certificated Surveyors in Remedial Treatment

Our professional team are Certificated Surveyors in Remedial Treatment (CSRT) and have the knowledge, expertise and resources to deal with any property care issues. Quality, specialist technicians are on hand from Aberdeen to Fort William, Dundee, Perth and beyond to respond quickly to help keep your home free from woodworm, rot and damp. With over 60 years of experience in treating rising damp, fungal decay and woodworm, all our treatments for these issues carry a 30 year peace of mind guarantee.

Surveyors

Kenny Stewart  - Damp, Woodworm & Rot Surveyor

Kenny Stewart

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.

Name: Kenny Stewart
Job Title: Surveyor

Customer Reviews


Rising Damp Treatment

"It was all very thought out and the guys were very professional and it was a good price."
  Rating 10/10
- Auchterarder