How to Choose a Competent and Reliable Termite Damage Company
Finding termites in your home can be such a burden, but it doesn’t have to be the same with finding the right pest damage service. Still, because termite damage chemicals are highly toxic to humans, animals and the environment, you need to choose a company that can provide the treatment as safely as possible.
Below are considerations you should make before choosing a pest damage company.
Licensing and Certification
First of all, pick a termite damage company that meets your state’s licensing requirements and is certified. Note that licensing requirements can vary from one state to another. Also, the company you hire must have a termite damage-specific license, because not all pest damage services have a license to work on termites.
However, don’t just take a company’s word for it when they say they are licensed and certified. You have to do your own research regarding this. Ask for their license number and certification details and contact your secretary of state and the certification issuer to verify.
It’s also good to talk to the company’s previous clients and listen to what they have to say, specifically on satisfied they were with the service and whether or not there were recurrences.
On top of a license and certifications, you need your termite damage company to be insured, and you should verify such coverage too. This step is absolutely crucial when you’re talking about termite damage. Homeowners’ insurance usually excludes termite treatment or repairs, so you’re basically on your own when it comes to protecting your property. Warranties that come with a damage clause are also quite rare. Before you sign a contract with a damage clause, you need to understand what it covers exactly. If you find a warranty program too much for your budget, at least get an annual termite inspection.
Ask your prospective company how they plan to handle your termite problem. Will they use traps or baits? What particular chemicals? Have them present their plan to you in writing for your reference. Do that with every pest damage damage company you’re considering and make comparisons.
The Fine Print
In various areas around the country, pest damage services are split into general pest damage and termite damage. Your contract must cover the service you’re seeking. Take time to read the contract carefully and understand all the details. Most certainly, you should have a written contract as this will serve as your protection.
Finally, if you don’t feel at ease with a certain company, you should reconsider working with them. Keep in mind that this is going to be an ongoing process. Pest damage technicians often visit your home on a regular basis, so you have to be totally comfy with the idea.