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Rentokil Property Care
Ebony House
Castlegate Way
02476 998683

Coventry Property Care

About the Branch

Rentokil Property Care operate throughout Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Coventry and across to Hereford. We can offer a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience across many areas of property care, such as damp proofing, identifying and treating damage caused by wood-boring beetles and resolving wet or dry rot problems. This knowledge and experience is complemented by a range of services, innovative products and the latest technology, so that we can offer customers property care solutions based on their individual needs, supported by the resources of a national company.

Throughout the Midlands we work with customers who have property care issues in a wide variety of dwellings, from historical and period properties such as timber framed medieval buildings all the way through to 19th century Victorian, early 20th century, post war and new build homes.

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Areas We Cover in Worcestershire, Hereford & Coventry

The Coventry, Worcester and Hereford branch of Rentokil Property Care covers:
  • Worcester
  • Coventry
  • Redditch
  • Warwick
  • Royal Leamington Spa
  • Alcester
  • Hereford
  • Great Malvern
  • Ledbury
  • Evesham
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Leominster
  • Kenilworth
  • Droitwich Spa
  • Bromsgrove
  • Inkberrow

Branch Manager

Mark Kirk - Branch Manager - Rentokil Property Care

Mark Kirk

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

Differences between Dry and Wet Rot

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.

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.

Local expertise for Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Coventry and Hereford

Herefordshire and Worcestershire experience a maritime climate, with limited seasonal temperature ranges, but heavy winter rains can be extreme. Surplus moisture has the potential to be absorbed through walls or floors into the fabric of buildings. This can lead to timber decay generating wet or dry rot or problems with rising damp.

Flooding can also be an issue in areas - such as in Worcester during torrential rains of 2007 when the River Severn burst its banks. Tewkesbury, Hereford and Ross-on-Wye are also susceptible to areas of flooding from the rivers Severn and Wye respectively. Several months after flood waters have receded, dampness may not be visible, yet moisture levels in timbers (particularly in hidden voids and cavities) may still be high enough for timber decay to occur, caused by wet or dry rot.

Coventry is an ancient city that predates Birmingham, whilst Hereford and Worcester also have long histories stretching from the Middle Ages, through the Victorian era to the present day. The architecture and building heritage across the region is quite rich and varied. 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. 

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.

The parks and gardens throughout Coventry can offer offer wood-boring beetles a safe haven. Many garages, garden sheds and lofts across the Worcester, Hereford, Tewkesbury or Ross-on-Wye could also unknowingly, shelter common furniture beetles, whose larvae (woodworm) can cause serious damage to wooden timbers if left untreated.

Certificated Surveyors in Remedial Treatment

Our professional team are Certificated Surveyors in Remedial Treatment (CSRT) and have the knowledge, expertise and resources to deal with any property care issues. Quality, specialist technicians can respond quickly to help keep your home free from woodworm, rot and damp. With over 60 years of experience in treating rising damp, fungal decay and woodworm, all our treatments for these problems carry a 30 year peace of mind guarantee.

Customer Reviews

Woodworm Treatment

"Surveyor Anthony was very helpful and cooperative, pleasant and helpful, The Tech who came to do the work was also pleasant and helpful"
  Rating 10/10
- Nuneaton

Rising Damp Treatment

"Quote received and was excellent, Really easy to read, It included photos and explained it all, Very Professional, Very helpful"
  Rating 10/10
- Coventry

Woodworm Treatment

"Guy who came very caring , Put everything back as it should be, He was polite and nice."
  Rating 10/10
- Bilston

Woodworm Treatment

"Guys who came very well trained, Friendly, Polite Smart Explained everything, Efficent, Very happy with work"
  Rating 10/10
- Elmbridge

Woodworm Treatment

"Guy did job throughly, have received the p/work for 30 year guarentee. So far so good was very cooperative and all went smoothly"
  Rating 10/10
- Wolverhampton

Woodworm Treatment

"Very Happy, Thank you."
  Rating 10/10
- Malvern

Woodworm Treatment

"Very good service. I will be using you again soon."
  Rating 9/10
- Stratford Upon Avon

Woodworm Treatment

"Never had a problem. Always informative and service is good."
  Rating 10/10
- Worcester