Property Care Branches
As proud PCA members you can be sure all work carried out is of the highest quality
For 60+ years we have protected properties across the UK from woodworm, damp and rot
Rated Excellent on TRUSTPILOT Committed to customer service
Our dedicated team of specialists work across the Birmingham area and with over 60 year of experience in dealing with problems such as damp, waterproofing, wet and dry rot in a wide range of properties there are very few problems that we haven’t dealt with before.
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. We are proud of the long term relationships we have built with our clients in the West Midlands, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth and Birmingham areas. These customers range from owners of period and historical properties to those with refurbished and modern homes.
Our aim is to consistently deliver the highest quality local damp proofing and property care solutions 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.
Birmingham boasts an array of period Victorian and Georgian buildings like those surrounding the Jewellery Quarter, historic Jacobean splendour of places such as Aston Hall, Birmingham's oldest church - St. Martin in the Bull Ring and an array of cultural, arts and heritage sites. It’s long history and continual redevelopment has led to a varied mix of properties spanning many decades. Any of these buildings (new or old) could potentially be affected by timber decay through damp or rot problems.
Birmingham and the West Midlands maritime climate brings heavy precipitation, particularly in milder winters. The north-westerly air streams, forcing their way through the Cheshire Gap, can lead to properties in the area suffering from the effects of excess moisture associated with heavy winter rain and melting snow. Birmingham is one of England's snowiest cities, due to its inland location and high elevation. When dampness is absorbed into the fabric of a property (through floors or walls) it can lead to problems with rising damp and 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.