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.
Very 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, that 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 homeowners 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 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. 206.431.6833
Attic and Crawlspace Restoration
Your critter is gone but what about the droppings left in your attic or crawlspace? Is there damage to your insulation that can lead to foul odors or even mold? Not only is this unpleasant but it can also become a health hazard if it is not properly taken care of. Soiled insulation can sit against support beams or drywall and cause rot and degredation to the structural integrity of your home. Let our attic and crawlspace professionals replace that soiled/ineffective insulation with new insulation. We have the proper equipment necessary to remove damaged and/or contaminated insulation. Our specialists can also 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. Crawlspaces and attics are two of the easiest places in a home to insulate, especially if you prefer to simply add more insulation to the existing insulation. If you think your attic or crawlspace could use a makeover, give us a call to schedule for a consultation. 206.317.5048
Have you ever noticed a weird smell in your home that is definitely not the trash or your teenager's bedroom? That 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. 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. After removing the animal(s) and their mess, we have special deodorizers, disinfectants, neutralizers and air purifiers to make that nasty smell go away. Call 206.431.6833 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!