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We look after property care customers from Bakewell, Alfreston, Mansfield and Newark to Loughborough, Coalville and all communities, big and small, in between. Working all over Nottingham and Derbyshire, we have many years of property care experience, helping to resolve a wide variety of property problems - such as woodworm, rising damp or wet and dry rot issues.
We take pride in the relationships and trust we have built with our clients, ranging from owners of period and historical buildings to those with refurbished properties and modern homes. The diversity of our customers from rural, urban and suburban homes through to universities and business sites, shows our ability to deliver quality, local solutions to any property care issues – all with the support and resources of a national company.
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.
The historic cathedral cities of Nottingham and Derby with their bustling medieval centres and Victorian red brick mills and warehouses (refurbished to provide modern apartments and offices) are a great contrast to the quiet market towns in the Peak District National Park or villages like Wellow and Laxton nestled around ancient Sherwood Forest. From the Derbyshire Peaks and Vales of Sherwood Forest to the industrial heritage of Coalville there are urban, suburban, industrial and rural properties of varying ages, sizes and histories. All of which can become exposed to the potential risks of damage caused by fungal decay (wet or dry rot), wood-boring insects and rising or penetrating damp.
Flooding has also caused problems in areas of the East Midlands. Nottingham, in particular West Bridgford and Bulwell suffered flash flooding from torrential rain storms in 2014. Some locations in Derby and Markeaton also found themselves overwhelmed with surface water flooding in recent years. Several months after the flood waters have receded damp may not be visible, yet moisture levels in timbers (particularly in hidden voids and cavities) can remain high enough for damage and decay to occur through wet or dry rot.
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.
I cover the East Midlands area. I'm passionate about what Rentokil do and i'm proud to work for the best company in the industy.