Milton Keynes & Northampton

Property Care Services

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Local Branch

Rentokil Property Care
Unit 5 Orbital Centre
Southend Road
Woodford Green (admin address)
01908 886944

Milton Keynes and Northampton

About the Branch

Covering the region around Milton Keynes and Northampton, our branch has a highly experienced team, many of whom have worked with the company for a number of years. In that time, our property care experts have gained a wealth of knowledge to ensure they can offer effective solutions for rising damp, woodworm and wet or dry rot for your home or business premises. Within this area we provide a quick and effective response to homes and businesses within town centres such as Wellingborough, Bletchley, St Neots and Towcester as well as rural villages and communities within the surrounding area.

Our knowledge and experience is complemented by a range of services, innovative products and the latest technology which means we offer customers solutions to their property problems based on their individual requirements. Our aim is to always deliver the highest quality local property care services with the support and resources of a national company.

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Areas We Cover in Milton Keynes & Northamptonshire

The Milton Keynes and Northampton branch of Rentokil Property Care covers:
  • Wellingborough
  • Northampton
  • Milton Keynes
  • Bletchley
  • Milton Malsor
  • Oakley
  • Denton
  • St Neots
  • Huntingdon
  • Rushden
  • Harpole
  • Towcester
  • Potterspury
  • Emberton
  • Turvey
  • Yardley Hastings

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

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.

Targeted property care solutions across Northampton & Milton Keynes

Designated as a new town in 1967 Milton Keynes incorporated the existing towns of Bletchley, Wolverton and Stony Stratford along with fifteen villages and farmland in between. Its name came from the existing village of Milton Keynes, a few miles east of the ‘new town’. The largest and last of the 1960’s British ‘new towns’, Milton Keynes has stood the test of time, and has proved flexible and adaptable in its post 60’s homes and business properties. In contrast Medieval Northampton had many churches and the University of Northampton, which were all enclosed by the town walls. A large network of medieval tunnels remains under the centre of Northampton around All Saint's Church; their purpose remains disputed. 18th and 19th century development saw much of the town rebuilt in Victorian splendour. New town status in 1968 and the M1 brought Northampton into a commuter town for London with associated modern housing.

Any property can be exposed to the risks of damage from woodworm, rot and damp, whatever its age, size or history however these kinds of problems are not always immediately obvious. In many cases it can take months or years before an issue is brought to light.

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.

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.

The regions many parks and gardens, such as Victoria Park in Northampton and Campbell Park in Milton Keynes could offer harbourage to wood-boring beetles. As could lofts, cellars, garages and garden sheds across Bletchley, Oakley, Harpole and Newport Pagnell. They could unknowingly, shelter powder post or common furniture beetles. The woodworm (or larvae) of these insects can cause serious damage to wooden timbers in properties if left untreated. Our skilled, experts know how to identify and effective treat any woodworm problems.

Certificated Surveyors in Remedial Treatment

Our Property Care specialists hold the Certificated Surveyors in Remedial Treatment (CSRT) accreditation and have the expertise and experience to identify the causes, and offer solutions for woodworm, damp and rot issues. We are compassionate and understand the nuisance and distress that issues such as rising damp, woodworm or dry rot can cause you and also the risks they can pose to your property. Our effective treatments offer minimal disruption to your property and family, with the peace of mind of 30 year guarantees on our rising damp, fungal decay and woodworm treatments.


Steve Hills - Damp, Woodworm & Rot Surveyor

Steve Hills

I joined Rentokil in 1981 as a technician, eventually progressing to a surveyor covering the Bedfordshire , Buckinghamshire and Northampton areas. I am proud to work for the best property care company in the UK.

Name: Steve Hills
Job Title: Surveyor
Qualifications: CRRT and CSSW