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Essex Rentokil property care has a network of professionals looking after Brentwood, Chelmsford, Colchester, Braintree, Basildon, Southend-on-Sea, Romford and Clacton-on-Sea. We offer our customers the benefits of over 60 years of knowledge and expertise, supported by the resources of a national company.
We are proud of the relationships we have formed with many clients across the region, ranging from residential clients in urban and suburban locations, through to offices and business sites to modern and refurbished properties in highly populated city centres. We deal with all of the common issues (such as wet and dry rot, damp problems and wood-boring beetles) on a regular basis.
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.
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.
Over 14,000 buildings have listed status across Essex and around 1000 of those are recognised as Grade I or II importance. The buildings range from the 7th century Saxon church of St Peter-on-the-Wall, to the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club which was the United Kingdom's entry in the "International Exhibition of Modern Architecture" held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1932.
The county includes urban areas such as the Lakeside Shopping Centre, London Stansted Airport and the new towns of Basildon and Harlow, as well as rural towns, villages and hamlets largely built in the traditional materials of timber and brick, with clay tile or thatched roofs. Buildings of any age, style, period or size can be exposed to the risks of wood boring insects, wood rotting fungi or rising damp. These types of problems can affect the structure of the property and tend be more prevalent in older buildings, or those that have been refurbished or redeveloped over time. Problems of this nature are not always immediately obvious, and in many cases can take months or years before an issue is brought to light.
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 worked at Rentokil, in total for two and a half years. Working for Rentokil is a great opportunity as it's a great company to work for. My aim is to provide the customer with great customer service.