Nottingham & Derby

Property Care Services

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Local Branch

Rentokil Property Care
5 Rising Lea Business Park
Derby Road, Risley
DE72 3SS
01332 895367

Nottingham & Derby

About the Branch

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.

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Areas We Cover across the East Midlands

The Nottingham & Derby branch of Rentokil Property Care covers:
  • Nottingham
  • Alfreston
  • Mansfield
  • Coalville
  • Derby
  • Bingham
  • Newark-on-Trent
  • Grantham
  • Burton upon Trent
  • Long Eaton
  • Hucknall
  • Woodborough
  • Long Whatton
  • Beeston
  • West Bridgford

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.

Our expertise in Nottingham, Derby & East Midlands

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.

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.

Nottingham's open spaces such as the Arboretum and Highfields Park can offer potential harbourages to wood-boring beetles. As can the garden sheds, garages and lofts throughout Derby, Mansfield, West Bridgford, Hucknall and other areas in the East Midlands. The larvae (woodworm) of these beetles, if left untreated can cause serious damage to wooden beams, floors and wooden furniture in a property.

Certificated Surveyors in Remedial Treatment

Any damage caused by rot or damp problems are not always immediately noticeable. So it is important to act fast, as the quicker the issue is identified – the quicker effective treatment can be implemented before more serious damage can occur to your property. Our property care specialists are Certificated Surveyors in in Remedial Treatment (CSRT) and have the knowledge, expertise and resources to identify the causes, and offer effective solutions to help keep your home free from woodworm, rot and damp. With over 60 years of experience in resolving these issues our treatments for rising damp, fungal decay and woodworm all carry a 30 year guarantee for your peace of mind.


Anthony Marshall - Damp, Woodworm & Rot Surveyor

Anthony Marshall

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.

Name: Anthony Marshall
Job Title: Surveyor
Qualifications: CSRT

Customer Reviews

Woodworm Treatment

"On time, Considerate, Friendly, did everything he should and did not make her feel uncomfortable in her home while he was there. Did a brilliant job"
  Rating 10/10
- Sutton in Ashford

Rising Damp Treatment

"Happy with the service, everything was fine."
  Rating 9/10
- Nottingham