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Our dedicated team are passionate about property care and proud of the quality of service they provide to our customers in North London, Park Royal, Watford and surrounding areas. We have many years of experience, local knowledge and an in depth understanding of the property care problems that can affect customers in their homes and businesses. Supported by the resources of a national company, we can deliver quality, innovative, solutions whenever and wherever you need it.
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.
Watford originated as a string of houses located on the first dry ground above the marshy edges of the River Colne. It was the early 1800s, which saw the greatest and most rapid changes to the town and by the early 1900s Watford was an established industrial centre. The 19th century also saw a rapid expansion in housing as people moved to the town for work. Most of the streets in the town centre were laid out in the second half of the 19th century.
Barnet covers a group of hills on the northern edge of the London Basin and has two Grade I Listed buildings: the Church of St Jude, the parish church of Hampstead Garden Suburb. Church Farmhouse Museum on Greyhound Hill in Hendon is a grade II* listed 17th-century farmhouse. Friern Hospital was a large Victorian psychiatric hospital in Barnet, which has now been converted into modern flats.
Harrow is an area of contrast, with high levels of affluence in spots such as Harrow-on-the-Hill, and Stanmore and levels of deprivation in areas like as Wealdstone. Harrow is focusing regeneration on Wealdstone and South Harrow and many new 'key service workers'-type flats are springing up. There has been an increase in property redevelopment of existing Edwardian and 1920s to 1940s housing stock, which in turn is attracting new residents looking for a clean, safe, and relatively green environment to live in, close to central London.
Homes of any age, size or style can be at risk of damage from woodworm, rot and damp. These kinds of problems tend be more noticeable in older properties, such as Georgian, Victorian and early 20 Century buildings or those that have been repurposed or refurbished over time. Unfortunately, the damage that can be caused is not always immediately obvious.
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 have been working for Rentokil Property Care as a Surveyor for the last 20 years. The knowledge , qualifications and experience allows me to provide a quality survey which is crucial in proper diagnosis of any potential issues.