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We are diverse and passionate property care specialists, looking after East London. We combine understanding of the local area and the property care issues within it. This allows us to deliver quality service with compassion and understanding of the nuisance and distress having issues such as wood-boring insects, rising damp or dry rot can cause you.
Working all over East London, from Stratford, Bow and Waltham Forest to Whitechapel, Canary Wharf and surrounding areas to solve any property care problem, however large or small. Our aim is to consistently deliver the highest quality property care services - damp proofing, wet and dry rot treatments and woodworm solutions, backed with the resources and support of a national company.
I have worn the Rentokil shirt for 31 years, originally for seven years as a surveyor and then in various management roles. During that time I have always aimed to provide the highest level of service and best advice to provide the best and most economic solutions to our customers.
The eastern section of London city was known as “That Part beyond the Tower” until 1720, later in 1950s, it was named East London. This place flourished from the Tudor period, and remained a popular resort for Londoners until the end of the Georgian era, when the suburb of London began to be completely built up. Extensive post-war redevelopment has replaced much of the housing stock, but the Georgian housing and Victorian terraces that remain have become popular refurbishments.
East London remains an area of regeneration, such as the London Docklands and sections of East London that are within the Thames Gateway like the redevelopment in Stratford associated with the 2012 Summer Olympics. Buildings like these, 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 properties, or those that have been refurbished or redeveloped over time.
Woodworm is the generic name for 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.