Property Care Branches
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For over 60 years we have protected properties across the UK from woodworm, damp & rot
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Covering the region around Milton Keynes and Northampton, our branch has a highly experienced team, many of whom have worked with the company for a number of years. In that time, our property care experts have gained a wealth of knowledge to ensure they can offer effective solutions for rising damp, woodworm and wet or dry rot for your home or business premises. Within this area we provide a quick and effective response to homes and businesses within town centres such as Wellingborough, Bletchley, St Neots and Towcester as well as rural villages and communities within the surrounding area.
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. Our aim is to always deliver the highest quality local property care services 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.
Designated as a new town in 1967 Milton Keynes incorporated the existing towns of Bletchley, Wolverton and Stony Stratford along with fifteen villages and farmland in between. Its name came from the existing village of Milton Keynes, a few miles east of the ‘new town’. The largest and last of the 1960’s British ‘new towns’, Milton Keynes has stood the test of time, and has proved flexible and adaptable in its post 60’s homes and business properties. In contrast Medieval Northampton had many churches and the University of Northampton, which were all enclosed by the town walls. A large network of medieval tunnels remains under the centre of Northampton around All Saint's Church; their purpose remains disputed. 18th and 19th century development saw much of the town rebuilt in Victorian splendour. New town status in 1968 and the M1 brought Northampton into a commuter town for London with associated modern housing.
Any property can be exposed to the risks of damage from woodworm, rot and damp, whatever its age, size or history however these kinds of problems are not always immediately obvious. In many cases it 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 joined Rentokil in 1981 as a technician, eventually progressing to a surveyor covering the Bedfordshire , Buckinghamshire and Northampton areas. I am proud to work for the best property care company in the UK.