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Rentokil launches new Damp Rod system

11 February 2014

Rentokil Property Care has announced the launch of a solution for treating rising damp, which removes the need to inject a liquid carrier to form a chemical damp proof course

The Rentokil Damp Rod system is based on a high-strength, liquid free, damp proofing formulation that is inserted directly into holes in property walls, without the need for an injection pump.

Rising damp in buildings occurs when water from the ground rises up through bricks and mortar via capillary action.  If left untreated, this can cause damage to internal finishes such as plaster and paintwork as well as potentially leading to decay of timbers. 

Rentokil’s new Damp Rod system offers a solution to rising damp which is both less messy and less disruptive than traditional methods.  The rods eliminate the need to inject large amounts of fluid into an already wet wall, which means faster drying times, allowing re-plastering and re-decoration to be undertaken more quickly. In addition, the risk of fluid spillages, which can damage carpets, wooden floors and patios, has been eliminated. For added peace-of-mind for property owners, Rentokil’s Damp Rod treatment comes with a 30-year guarantee which can be passed on to the new owners, when a property changes hands.

Berwyn Evans, UK Product Manager, Rentokil Property Care, comments: “Rentokil is renowned for innovation across its service-offering and this treatment is no exception. Delivering a quicker turnaround of properties, less mess and a 30-year guarantee, the Rentokil Damp Rod system offers an alternative for the thousands of homeowners affected by rising damp every year. Improved turnaround times also mean this method of damp proofing is likely to appeal to property developers as well.”

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