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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.
The Sussex coast is a varied mix of coastal communities and lively cities set alongside rural towns. Sussex's building materials reflect its geology, of flint on and near the South Downs and sandstone in the Weald. The area was greatly modified by sea bathing for health which became fashionable among the wealthy in the late 18th century. Resorts such as Brighton, Hastings, Worthing, and Bognor developed along the coast, full of Georgian and Victorian architecture. Our skilled experts working around Worthing, Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton know how pests like woodworm behave and how rising damp or dry rot can affect these and more modern types of properties. This enables us to quickly and effectively resolve problems within homes and businesses across the area.
The climate of coastal Sussex is strongly influenced by the sea, which, because of its tendency to warm up slower than land, results in cooler temperatures than inland in the summer. Rainfall during the summer months is mainly from thunderstorms; from January to March heavier rainfall is due to prevailing south-westerly frontal systems drawn in from the Atlantic. If excess moisture from this climate is eventually absorbed through the walls or floors of a property into the fabric of the building, this can lead to timber decay through rising damp or rot problems.
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've worked for Rentokil Property Care for just over two years having previously spent four years studying Building Surveying at University. My focus is on providing the highest levels of expertise and professionalism for all of my clients.