Rentokil Property Care Unit 5 Bromford Central Bromford Lane Birmingham B8 2SE 0121 667 4882
Birmingham Property Care
About the Branch
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.
Areas We Cover across Birmingham & West Midlands
The Birmingham, Solihull and West Midlands branch of Rentokil Property Care covers:
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.
Name:Mark Kirk Job Title: Branch Manager Qualifications: CSRT and CSSW
What is Damp Proofing?
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.
The vital difference between dry rot and wet rot is the amount of moisture needed within the timber to allow growth. The term ‘Dry Rot’ would suggest no moisture, but in fact a minimum moisture content of about 20% is needed for dry rot to flourish. It’s often found in hidden voids such as the underside of wooden floors, beneath stairs & roof trusses – as it likes warm, damp unventilated areas. Wet rot is limited to very damp wood or plaster with a moisture content of at least 50% and will remain confined to that wet area. The high moisture content required for wet rot is often a result of defective plumbing, gutters or downpipes. We offer professional diagnosis of the type of rot affecting a property, and will tailor a solution to protect it from further damage. All our rot treatments carry a 30 year guarantee.
Local expertise in Birmingham & the West Midlands
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.
Why Woodworm is a problem
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.
Birmingham can boast more parks than most other European cities - 571 in fact, such as the Botanic Gardens, Sutton and Eastside City park. These can offer potential harbourages to wood-boring beetles. As can the garden sheds, garages and lofts throughout Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, West Bromwich, Tamworth and other areas in the West Midlands. The larvae (woodworm) of these beetles, if left untreated can cause serious damage to wooden beams, floors and wooden furniture in a property.
Certificated Surveyors in Remedial Treatment
Damage to buildings caused by problems like woodworm, rot or damp are often not immediately visible. Our professional team of Certificated Surveyors in Remedial Treatment (CSRT) have the knowledge, expertise and resources to deal with any property care issues. Quality, specialist technicians are on hand from Tamworth to Dudley, Bromsgrove, Redditch and beyond to respond quickly to help keep your home free from woodworm, rot and damp. With over 60 years of experience in effectively resolving these issues our treatments for rising damp, fungal decay and woodworm all carry a 30 year guarantee for your peace of mind.