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Damp Proofing, Rot & Woodworm Treatments in Exeter

We regularly deal with the most common of property care issues found in Exeter including woodworm, rising damp, condensation and wet or dry rot. Backed by the resources of a national company, we provide quality property care services, tailored to the needs of our customers from residential homes to a wide variety of businesses, large and small.

Our Woodworm, Rot and Damp Treatments

    • Damp proofing treatment - helps to prevent water being absorbed through walls or floors into the interior of a property. Our extensive inspections are by qualified and experienced surveyors. Who will diagnose the extent and type of dampness - providing recommendations for the most effective treatments to solve the damp issue affecting your property.
    • Wet or dry rot treatment - helps to eliminate wood destroying fungus that can weaken and damages structural timbers. We offer professional diagnosis of the type of rot affecting the building, and will tailor a solution to protect your property from further damage. All our rot treatments carry a 30 year guarantee.
    • Woodworm treatment - helps to control woodboring beetles and their larvae in infected timbers. Our qualified surveyors will complete a comprehensive woodworm survey accessing the extent of any infestation, the species of woodworm involved and recommend targeted, effective treatment to eliminate the pest before it can spread any further.
    • Basement waterproofing & tanking - helps to transform damp basements, cellars and vaults into dry habitable spaces. Our experienced and qualified surveyors will carry out an inspection survey of your subterranean area and discuss your requirements for this space. They will then recommend suitable options and design a waterproofing system specifically to meet your requirements.
    • Condensation solutions - help to ventilate any kind of property whether apartment, bungalow or house. Replacing the moisture laden air with fresh, filtered air and maintaining humidity levels to reduce or eliminate surface condensation - the main cause of mould growth.

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Areas We Cover across Exeter

Rentokil Property Care covers:
  • Exeter
  • Exmouth
  • Newton Abbot
  • Sidmouth
  • Tiverton
  • Honiton
  • Crediton
  • Exminster
  • Lympstone
  • Huxham
  • Dawlish
  • Ashcombe
  • Dunsford
  • Tedbury St. Mary
  • Teignmouth


Exeter & surrounding area

Sat on the banks of the River Exe, Exeter is Devon’s cathedral city with a history that stretches back beyond the 11th century cathedral and Tudor buildings to Roman occupation. Known as Escanceaster to the Saxons (river full of fish) this historic city suffered in 1942, as part of WW II Baedeker Blitz. 40 acres of the city, adjacent to the central high street and Sidwell Street, were flattened by incendiary bombing. Some historic buildings in the heart of the city were destroyed and others, including the Cathedral, were damaged. Large areas of the city centre were then rebuilt in the 1950s and 1960s. Refurbishment and urban redevelopment continues with the city basin being included as part of a £24 million redevelopment scheme. Properties of any age or size can become susceptible to pest problems such as woodworm or issues with condensation.

Exeter has a long history of flooding, which is nearly as old as its cathedral. In the 1960s and 70s after devastating flooding affected more than 1,000 properties flood defences were built. Recent studies by the Environmental Agency have shown with more extreme flood conditions (such as Storm Frank in 2015, which not only affected Exeter but surrounding areas such as Honiton, Hemyock and Culmstock) the current defences would not be able to protect vulnerable parts of the city. The new Exeter flood defence scheme project will reduce flood risk to more than 3,000 homes and businesses in Exeter by 2018. Excess damp from flooding or prolonged heavy rains can enter through the fabric of a property, potentially leading to structural damage and timber decay from penetrating or rising damp. Whilst problems such as dry rot may occur months after the wet event in voids or under floorboards which are out of everyday sight.


Josh Murkin - Damp, Woodworm & Rot Surveyor

Josh Murkin

I enjoy working for Rentokil Property Care as a Surveyor, using my Building Surveyor's degree gained from Greenwich University. The major cities and towns I cover are Exeter, Barnstaple, Taunton, Wellington offering solutions to timber and damp problems in buildings

Name: Josh Murkin
Job Title: Surveyor
Qualifications: BSc
Philip King - Damp, Woodworm & Rot Surveyor

Philip King

I have worked for Rentokil Property Care for 21 years as a building surveyor. I have covered Devon and Cornwall for the last 14 years and am familiar with all types of local building construction.

Name: Philip King
Job Title: Surveyor
Qualifications: CSRT and CSSW
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