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Our expert technicians and surveyors have a wealth of knowledge and experience in property care. They deal on a daily basis, across the West of Scotland, with the most common issues that can cause structural damage to your property, such as rot, damp and woodworm.
Our aim is to consistently deliver the highest quality local property care - damp proofing, wet and dry rot treatments and woodworm solutions, backed with the resources and support 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.
Owing to its westerly location and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, Glasgow and Lanarkshire are some of Scotland's milder areas, along with coastal areas like Ayr, Irvine, Kilmarnock, West Kilbride and Largs. Generally the weather is unsettled and erratic, with cool autumns and increased precipitation whilst summers are overcast and humid. This offers plenty of excess moisture that may eventually be absorbed through walls or floors into the structure of a property, which can lead to issues with timber decay and damp.
Maryhill, Bearsden, Dunbartonshire and other areas of Glasgow consist of traditional red or blond sandstone tenements, most of which have been refurbished over time and a significant proportion of properties in North Glasgow are high-rise tower blocks. All of which (new, old or refurbished) could potentially be affected by timber decay through wet or dry rot problems, woodworm or rising damp.
Woodworm is the generic 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 a good knowledge of building construction and the necessary experience to identify and resolve problems relating to our customers dampness and timber problems within the Scotland.