5 Questions to Ask Your Crawlspace Contractor
When you need to hire a crawlspace contractor, you want someone you can trust, who is reliable, who is knowledgeable, and who has a proven track record. In short, you want someone who will get in and get the job done quickly, efficiently, and effectively.
Crawlspace encapsulation, crawlspace vapor barrier, and other types of crawlspace repair require specialized knowledge and skills. But any work in your crawlspace is important because of the potential for mold to grow there which can affect the health and wellness of your entire family. Don’t trust your home to just anyone.
What are your certifications?
Licensing and insurance that is appropriate for the state shows that the contractor you are hiring is credible, trustworthy, capable, and has the knowledge necessary to get the job done. So, when you are looking for a contractor, you want to make sure that they have the appropriate licensing and insurance.
Do you offer warranties on your work?
If your contractor does not offer a warranty on their work, that should raise a red flag. A warranty shows that the contractor will stand by their work so if you are talking to a contractor who does not offer a warranty on the crawlspace work they do it should alert you to the quality of work they offer or their dependability and trustworthiness.
Do you offer financing?
Some types of crawlspace repair can be expensive, so budget friendly solutions and financing are important. Even if you don’t personally need financing for the work being done, a company that offers financing does tend to be more stable.
How are you going to solve my crawlspace problem?
When you hire a contractor to solve your crawlspace problem you want to make sure that they are competent and will do all the work necessary to make the repair complete. This means taking definitive steps to:
- Fix areas that are seeping or leaking water
- Install crawlspace vents and/or a crawlspace fan to keep the area dry
- Seal the crawl space so that outside elements can’t affect it
- Use a crawlspace dehumidifier to condition the air and remove moisture
- Reinforce the support systems
- Install or repair the crawlspace access door
- Insulate the crawlspace properly.
What materials and chemicals do you use?
You have a right to know what materials and chemicals will be used in your home. This is a right given to you by law and allows you to ensure the safety and health of your family by allowing you to protect your home and family from any chemicals or materials that may be harmful or that they may be sensitive to, so ask. If your contractor refuses to disclose this information to you or if they try to dodge the question, that should raise a red flag. Find another contractor.
Contact McDuffie Pest Control
If you need a crawlspace contractor you can trust, contact McDuffie Pest Control today. We are licensed, bonded, and have the training, knowledge, and skills to address your crawlspace problems with professionalism and expertise. Schedule a consultation today and we’ll work with you to create a plan for making the necessary repairs and making your home a safe and healthy environment for you, your family, and pets.
Call today. We’re here to help.