Edinburgh

Property Care Services

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Branch Address

Rentokil Property Care
7 Bankhead, Crosway North
Sighthill Industrial Estate
Edinburgh
EH11 4EE
0131 516 9854

Call to book a survey on 0131 516 9854

Edinburgh & East Scotland

About the Branch

In Edinburgh, Falkirk, Clacks, the Scottish Borders and The Lothian’s we are dedicated property care experts. There are few damp, rot and woodworm problems that we have not seen and resolved before, over our 60 years of professional experience.

We are proud of the relationships we have built with our customers in the Edinburgh and surrounding area, ranging from residential clients in urban and suburban locations, through to offices, business sites and universities. Their properties are just as diverse – from historical and period properties to modern and refurbished homes. Our aim is to consistently deliver the highest quality local damp proofing and property care solutions with the support and resources of a national company.

 

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Areas We Cover across Edinburgh & East Scotland

The Edinburgh branch of Rentokil Property Care
  • Edinburgh
  • Falkirk
  • Livingston
  • Musselburgh
  • Peebles
  • Dunbar
  • West Calder
  • Dalkeith
  • Scottish Borders
  • Galashields
  • Hawick
  • West Linton
  • Dunblane
  • Denny
  • Queensferry

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

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.

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.

Our expertise in Edinburgh, The Lothian’s and beyond

There is a unique character to Edinburgh, with its Old Town of medieval streets (or wynds) and the planned Georgian New Town with its elegant neoclassical buildings giving Scotland’s capital city a diverse array of properties covering many decades.

Edinburgh's position between the coast and hills, it is known as "the windy city", with the prevailing south westerly winds, giving rise to rainfall distributed evenly throughout the year. Vigorous Atlantic depressions, (called European windstorms) can affect the city between October and May, as well as other coastal locations such as Musselburgh, Dunbar and North Queensferry - bringing with them heavy rain, which can be absorbed through walls or floors into the very fabric of buildings. This has the potential to lead to timber decay through dry or wet rot, or problems with rising damp.

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.

Edinburgh's green parks and open spaces like Holyrood Park, Princes Street Gardens, Regent Gardens and The Meadows, can unknowingly offer safe havens to wood-boring beetles, along with numerous lofts, garages, sheds and cellars throughout Edinburgh, Falkirk, Livingston and The Lothian's. Common furniture beetles, are the most widely spread wood-boring beetles in Scotland and their larvae (woodworm) can do a great deal of damage if they enter a property, damaging wooden beams, floors and furniture as they burrow deep into the wood, slowly eating through it over several years. However our skilled, local experts know how to identify and effectively treat any woodworm problems.

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 Dalkeith to Peebles, Livingston, Dunbar 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