Spanning Wakefield, Huddersfield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Sheffield and Doncaster our dedicated team are always on hand to efficiently deal with any rot, damp or woodworm issues you might be experiencing. Our local knowledge and experience in property care, along with our innovative products and services, all supported by the resources of a national company means that we ensure your home or business premises are swiftly treated and restored from the damage caused by issues such as rising damp, wood-boring beetles and wet or dry rot
Areas We Cover within South & West Yorkshire
The South and West Yorkshire 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
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.
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.
Expertise across Ackworth, Dewsbury, Penistone and beyond
South & West Yorkshire has a generally maritime climate, lacking in extremes. The Pennines to the west can create a cool and damp environment, but they also provide some shelter from the prevailing and forceful westerly winds, casting a slight "rain shadow" across some of the area. Excess moisture from persistently damp environments can eventually be absorbed through walls and floors into the fabric of a property. The problems caused by this are not always immediately obvious. In many cases it can take several months or years before rot or damp problems become visible.
Within the region, including areas such as Wakefield, Worksop and Dewsbury, there are many period and historic listed buildings, as well as a vast array of styles and ages of homes. Our knowledge, experience and innovative solutions are vital in understanding how to rid these premises of any property care issues, such as woodworm, damp or dry rot, with as little disruption as possible. We ensure that your family and pets are kept safe during any treatment and provide advice to help prevent any future problems.
Why Woodworm is a problem
Woodworm is the common name for larvae of wood-boring beetles. Adult beetles lay eggs in cracks in wood and the larvae (woodworm) burrow deep into the wood to 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.
Parks and open spaces across South & West Yorkshire (like Earlsheaton Park in Dewsbury or Elscar Park in Barnsley), could offer harbourage to wood-boring beetles. Lofts, cellars, garages and garden sheds in Hepworth, Castleford, Pontefract and Wakefield could also unknowingly, shelter powder post or common furniture beetles. The larvae (woodworm) of these insects can cause serious damage to wooden timbers in properties if left untreated. However our skilled, experts know how to identify and effective treat any woodworm problems.
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. Specialist technicians are on hand across Yorkshire 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've worked for Rentokil for the last eleven years and have been overseeing a major local authority contract. We provide a cost effective solution for all of our customer's property care problems.
Name:Steve Todd Job Title: Surveyor
I provide all my customers with the best possible customer service, ensuring that the customer is happy with the quality of work from start to finish.
Name:Lee Mitchell Job Title: Surveyor
Rising Damp Treatment
"We have used you before and we would call you again. The people that come are so thorough, absoultely fantastic and I tell everyone about you. You are really good."