North Wales

North Wales

Call to Book a Survey 01248 847940  or Contact Us

Local Branch

Rentokil Property Care
Old Boston Trading Est
Penny Lane, St. Helens
Haydock, Merseyside
WA11 9ST
01248 847940

Call to book a survey on 01248 847940

North Wales Property Care

About the Branch

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.

Contact Us

Areas We Cover throughout Gogledd Cymru

The North Wales branch of Rentokil Property Care
  • Anglesey
  • Bangor
  • Colwyn Bay
  • Rhyl
  • Prestatyn
  • Deesdie
  • Caernarfon
  • Wrexham
  • Gwynedd
  • Llay
  • Corwen
  • Mold
  • Holyhead
  • Llandudno

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.

Property Care with local knowledge

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.

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.

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 open spaces of North Wales, such as Trinity Park and Bodnant Gardens in Llandudno, could offer harbourage to wood-boring beetles. Garages, garden sheds and lofts across Anglesey, Wrexham, Holyhead and Rhyl could also unknowingly, shelter powder post or common furniture beetles. The larvae (woodworm) of these insects can cause serious damage to wooden timbers if left untreated. However our skilled, experts know how to identify and effective treat any woodworm problems.

Certificated Surveyors in Remedial Treatment

Our Property Care specialists hold the Certificated Surveyors in Remedial Treatment (CSRT) accreditation and have the expertise and experience to identify the causes, and offer solutions for woodworm, damp & rot issues. Our effective treatments offer minimal disruption to your property and family, with the peace of mind of 30 year guarantees on our rising damp, fungal decay and woodworm treatments.

Customer Reviews

Tanking / Waterproofing (Penetrating Damp)

"Turned up when they were meant to and did what they were meant to."
  Rating 9/10
- Llandudno

Woodworm Treatment

"Chap who came was very good, got on like house on fire, very impressed."
  Rating 9/10
- Porthmadog