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.
Areas We Cover across West Scotland
The Glasgow & Lanarkshire 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.
Local expertise throughout Lanarkshire, Argyll & Bute
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.
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.
Why Woodworm is a problem
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.
Lofts, cellars, wooden sheds and garages in Argyll, Motherwell, Paisley, Clydebank and across West Scotland could potentially be home to common furniture beetles, which are the most widely spread wood-boring beetles in Scotland. The young grubs (or larvae) of these beetles are known as woodworm. They can do a great deal of damage if they enter a property, damaging wooden beams, floors and furniture as they burrow deep into the wood, slowly eating through it over time.
Certificated Surveyors in Remedial Treatment
Our team are professional Certificated Surveyors in Remedial Treatment (CSRT) and have the knowledge, expertise and resources to deal with any property care problems. Quality, specialist technicians are on hand in and around Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Argyll and Bute to respond quickly to help keep your home free from woodworm, rot and damp. We have over 60 years of practical expertise in treating rising damp, fungal decay and woodworm, with all our treatments for these issues carrying a 30 year, peace of mind guarantee.
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.
Name:Kenny Stewart Job Title: Surveyor
Ms Logan - Greenock 27th February 2015
"We were happy. We were quite satisfied they turned up in a remote area."