East London

Property Care Services

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Local Branch

Rentokil Property Care

East London

020 8003 3516

East London

About the Branch

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.

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Areas We Cover across East London

The East London branch of Rentokil Property Care covers:
  • Stratford
  • Waltham Forest
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Poplar
  • Mile End
  • Whitechapel
  • Bethnal Green
  • Bow
  • Canary Wharf
  • West Ham
  • Walthamstow
  • Hackney
  • Canning Town
  • Stepney

Branch Manager

Peter Brett - Branch Manager - Rentokil Property Care

Peter Brett

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.

Name: Peter Brett
Job Title: Branch Manager
Qualifications: CSSW

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 across Hampstead, Waltham Forest, Barking and Dagenham

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.

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.

Why Woodworm is a problem

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.

Parks and open spaces across East London (like Springfield Park in Hackney or Three Mills Green in Stratford), could offer harbourage to wood-boring beetles. Lofts, cellars, garages and garden sheds in Stepney, White Chapel, Bow and Hackney could also unknowingly, shelter powder post or common furniture beetles. The larvae (woodworm) of these insects can cause serious damage to wooden timbers in properties if left untreated. However our skilled, experts know how to identify and effective treat any woodworm problems.

Certificated Surveyors in Remedial Treatment

Our team are professional Certificated Surveyors in Remedial Treatment (CSRT) and have the knowledge, expertise and resources to deal with any property care problems. Specialist technicians are on hand across East London to respond quickly to help keep your home free from woodworm, rot and damp. We have over 60 years of practical expertise in treating rising damp, fungal decay and woodworm, with all our treatments for these issues carrying a 30 year, peace of mind guarantee.