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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.
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.
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
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.