Animal Damage Repair and Your Homeowners Insurance

Animal Damage Repair and Your Homeowners Insurance

At Critter Control of Seattle, we offer full services for all of your wildlife needs. Not only do we offer services to remove the problematic wildlife, but we also offer repair and exclusion services as well.

Damaged Insulation in Seatte BasementVery few homeowners are aware that their homeowner's insurance policy may cover the costs of repairing damage caused by wild animals, but we feel obligated to inform our customers that there is a pretty good chance that damage to your home will be covered if it is caused by a wild animal.

If you are having a problem with rodents, you will have to check your insurance policy, because many policies do exclude rodent damage. If you have damage caused by squirrels, some insurance companies may tell you that this is rodent damage; however, most states identify squirrels as game animals which means your policy could be successfully argued. In addition to repairing the structural damage caused by wild animals, your homeowner's insurance may also provide partial or full coverage for the removal and replacement of soiled or contaminated insulation, as well as water damage to your insured personal property, which results from leaks caused by wildlife.

When there is wildlife living in your home, an animal dies in your home, or any other wildlife problem that has caused lingering unpleasant or offensive odors in your home, your homeowner's insurance may also cover the deodorizing of your home and dry cleaning of your clothes.

According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, 84.2% of all U.S. homeowners have an HO-3 type policy. This is the type of policy that will most likely pay for the repair of any damages caused by wildlife animals other than rodents.

Please feel free to have your insurance agent contact us. We will be glad to work with him or her for your benefit. 253.343.0412

Attic and Crawlspace Restoration

Attic and Crawlspace Restoration in Seattle

Your critter is gone, but what about the droppings left in your attic or crawlspace? Damage to your insulation can lead to foul odors and mold. Not only is this unpleasant, but it can also become a health hazard if it is not properly taken care of.

Side Effects of Soiled InsulationCrawl Space ready for Insulation in Seattle

Soiled insulation can sit against support beams or drywall and cause rot and degradation to the structural integrity of your home. Soiled insulation can also be a health hazard as it holds dangerous materials left over from animals. Animal droppings leave behind chemicals that are dangerous when breathed or touched.

Benefits of Replacing Insulation

Replacing your insulation can keep your home safe, improve your air quality, and improve your home’s energy efficiency. Replacing the insulation will also rid the space of any odors or mold trapped in the insulation.

We have the proper equipment necessary for attic insulation removal. 

Our specialists can prepare a quote for most major insurance companies to get your attic back into shape in no time. A properly insulated attic or crawlspace will pay for itself in energy savings. 

Let us give your attic and crawlspace a professional makeover with new insulation. Give Critter Control of Seattle a call to schedule a consultation. 253.343.0412


Odor Control/Remediation

Seattle Technician in Hazmat Suit Holding Animal CarcassOdor Control/Remediation in Seattle

Unpleasant odors in your home can come from many sources, but if you can’t quite find the culprit, there could be an animal in your home. The smell could be caused by a wild animal directly (dead or alive) or indirectly (urine, feces, nesting material, etc.). Animals can leave odors long after they are gone. 

When we come to your home, we will identify the source of the odor and proceed to eliminate it. We will clean the surfaces and eliminate the odor for good with our special deodorizers, disinfectants, neutralizers, and air purifiers.

How do you find the cause of wildlife odors in your home?

The easiest way to find the cause of wildlife animals in your Seattle home is to follow your nose. Common places for deceased animals include your walls, vents, and attic. 

It is important to act quickly with animal odors because animal waste can seep into the surrounding structure and stay for long periods of time. Insulation and drywall are the most commonly affected materials, and they even have to be replaced in some cases. 

How do you remove dead wildlife from your walls?

If an animal dies in your attic or vents, they are usually easy to remove. However, if an animal dies in your walls, you may not know where to begin to get it out. The experts at Critter Control of Seattle know how to cut open your drywall to remove the deceased animal while making as little damage as possible. We will then repair any holes we had to make to remove the animal and disinfect the space with our commercial-grade disinfectants and odor removers. 

Call 253.343.0412 today for more information on solving all your wildlife problems.

Leif is pretty proud of himself for finding the culprit of the smell it seems others couldn't find!

Carcass/Dead Animal Removal