Termites are one of the most destructive pests we have here in Alabama, causing millions of dollars in damage to homes every year. To protect your home from termite damage, it is essential to have termite coverage from a reputable pest control company. A termite bond is a contract between a homeowner and a pest control company where the company agrees to inspect and treat the property for termites and, in some instances, to repair any termite-related damage.
Why are termite bonds important in Alabama?
Protection against damage: Termites are notorious for causing extensive damage to homes, especially in Alabama where they are prevalent. A termite bond provides protection against the cost of repairs and the hassle of dealing with termite damage.
Regular inspections: With a termite bond, your home will receive regular inspections to detect and prevent termite infestations. This proactive approach helps to catch problems early, before they become major issues.
Peace of mind: Having a termite bond gives homeowners peace of mind, knowing that their home is protected against termites and the damage they cause. You can relax and enjoy your home, knowing that a professional is taking care of the termite problem.
Cost savings: Treating a termite infestation can be expensive, especially if it has been left untreated for a long time. A termite bond can save homeowners money in the long run by providing regular inspections and treatment to prevent damage from occurring.
Are there different types of termite bonds?
Yes, there are typically two different types of termite bonds you will find offered by most pest control companies. The most common nowadays is the Retreatment Bond. It is sometimes called a Non-Repair Bond, or many different variations of the two depending on the company.
The second and less common termite bond is the Repair Bond. Just as you may have predicted, this bond offers the same coverage as the Non-Repair bond but with the added benefit of damage repair costs falling to the service provider. In other words, it's on the pest control company to foot the bill for repairs.
No matter the name, they all have the same basic function. Your property will be treated and protected from termite infestation. If termites are able to enter the covered structure(s), your termite service provider will perform the necessary treatments to ensure complete termite eradication. The responsibility to repair any damage done to the structure will fall to the property owner.
You may ask, if a Repair Bond is a thing, why isn't it the most common type of bond?
The Repair Bond was the standard for coverage for many years but that began to shift around the early 2000's. More and more pest control companies were facing civil lawsuits from termite damage claims on top of the insurance claim payments. This forced the prices of Repair Bonds to much higher levels and made way for the lower cost Retreatment Bond. Although some companies, Pest Control Experts included, offer both types of termite bonds.
Keep in mind, if a termite prevention treatment is successful, you will never have to deal with the repair coverage portion of a termite bond. Having trust in the company that provides your property with termite protection is crucial. Also, if a pest control company has one too many insurance claims, they won't be around very long. Look for companies that stand the test of time. Ten or more years in business is an excellent marker.
In conclusion, termite bonds in Alabama are a must-have for homeowners. They provide protection against damage, regular inspections, peace of mind, and cost savings. If you reside in the great state of Alabama and need termite protection for your home or business, don’t wait until it’s too late; protect your home today with a termite bond. Hit the button below to schedule a FREE property inspection!