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Tips for Choosing a Good Termite Damage Service
Knowing you have termites within your property can mean trouble, but finding the right company to deal with it need not be. Still, with the high toxicity of chemicals used to eliminate termites, you have to choose a company that will provide treatment following the strictest safety protocols.
Here are considerations for you to make when choosing a pest damage service:
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 need to do your own research on this. Ask your prospective company for their license numbers and certification details and verify the information with your secretary of state and the certification issuer.
It’s also wise to speak to some of their past clients to know how happy they were with the results, and whether or not the problem recurred.
Besides a license and certifications, your termite damage company should also have insurance, and you need to verify this too. This step is absolutely crucial when you’re talking about termite damage. Homeowners’ insurance does not always include termite treatment or repairs, so you need to be act on your own. A damage clause in warranties is also not very common. Before you sign a contract that has a damage clause, first understand its exact coverage. If you find a warranty program too much for your budget, at least get an annual termite inspection.
Ask the prospective company what exactly they plan to do to eradicate your termite problem. Will they use traps or baits? What chemicals? Make sure they present their plan to you in written form 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. Go through the contract ever so carefully, making sure that every single detail is understood. Most definitely, you should have a written contract because this will protect you against an unscrupulous company.
Your Gut Feel
Finally, if you don’t feel at ease with a company, you may not want to work with them. Note that will not be a one-shot transaction. Pest damage technicians usually visit your house from time to time, so it’s crucial that you are comfy with this idea.