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Rentokil Property Care in North Wales operates throughout Gwynedd from Anglesey, Wrexham and Caernarfon to Bangor, Snowdonia and the surrounding areas. Our technician and surveyors have a wealth of experience and expertise in property care. On a daily basis they deal with issues of structural damage that can be caused by woodworm, wet or dry rot and damp problems.
We pride ourselves on exceeding our client’s expectations and on making sure that our customers receive the best advice and treatments in the business. All of which is backed by 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.
Throughout our northernmost region we have the full range of property care issues you would expect from the market town, coastal and rural locations. We deal with all of the usual woodworm, fungal decay and damp proofing issues on a regular basis as well as the additional problems associated with cementitious tanking and timber resin repairs. We help customers with a wide range of homes and business premises, from owners of historical and period properties to those with refurbished and modern buildings.
North Wales is centred on Wrexham, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Caernarfon and Bangor. The hilly nature of the terrain across this area and the proximity to the Atlantic, with its forceful depressions means heavy, persistent rainfall and gales are common place. The slopes of Snowdon have one of the wettest climates in Great Britain. If excess moisture from these conditions is eventually absorbed through the walls or floors of a property into the fabric of the building, it can lead to timber decay through rising damp or rot problems.
Periods of prolonged rainfall in North Wales can lead to widespread flooding. Notable examples are October 1987, when up to 36 hours of rain resulted in totals of over 100 mm and severe flooding. Following an exceptionally wet autumn (with over twice the normal rainfall), November 2000 saw severe flooding from the River Dee in North Wales, particularly badly affected were Bala, Rossett and Wrexham. Flooding and landslides also occurred in early February 2004, the area around Llanwrst in the Conwy valley being hit hard.
Months after flood waters have receded and damp may no longer be visible, moisture levels may still be high enough for wood decay to occur in timbers. This has the potential to lead to damage through wet or dry rot in a property.
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.