Archive for January, 2013

Bulwark Exterminating-Austin Receives Angie’s List Award

Posted by on Friday, 18 January, 2013

Angie’s List Super Service Award Given To Bulwark Exterminating

Bulwark Pest Control’s Austin, Texas branch recently got some very exciting news. Angie’s List has awarded the pest control company their prestigious Super Service Award. The award is given to specific companies that demonstrate outstanding customer service during the previous year; receiving top customer reviews on Angie’s List. Recipients are essentially voted in by their own customer’s reviews. This impressive award is only given to the top five percent of companies represented on Angie’s List.

Angie’s List: The Importance Of Customer Reviews

On top of leveling the playing field among pest control companies, the internet has given the consumer more power, making them even more influential. A pest control company’s great service, or poor service for that matter, has made it possible for our customers to let the entire world know about it.

The vast majority (81%) of all people use consumer reviews in their purchase decisions; and 92% have more confidence in information found online than they do in anything they may hear from any other source. These statements just touch the surface of how the public makes consumer decisions and how that process is rapidly evolving.

Bulwark Pest Control’s Customer Reviews On Angie’s List

The technician arrived promptly, and I like that the company was able to fit my schedule (5 – 7 pm). I was told exactly what was being done for the money and what would happen on a regular basis every other month. Both inside and outside were treated, and an explanation was given about every service performed. He treated all electrical outlets, each room, and the outside of the home and yard. He pointed out any problems and treated for those as well. He was in and out in under an hour. Very professional, very thorough, very friendly. The billing was fully explained as well as future treatment schedule and charges. Price was great for the service provided.

Overall Grade: A

- Pamela G.
Round Rock, TX

They are always on time and professional!!

Overall Grade: A

- Carol B.
Austin, TX

I actually have a bimonthly contract with Bulwark. The service they provide has controlled pests very well. They are always on time and prepared to complete the work. Bulwark Exterminating has proven to be professional. They are clear with their service scheduling and with the types of pesticides being applied and where these are applied. Overall they have been a very good service provider and their pricing is reasonable.

Overall Grade: A

- Becky P.
Cedar Park, TX

A prompt response plus full explanation of process to get rid of pests led me to purchase additional services from this company. I’ve been very impressed with each point of service. They are very professional, sending emails from person who will appear at my house and leaving receipts indicating they have been there and what service they provided. A prompt call from owner of business followed by additional treatments every 2-3 months for a year. Well worth price.

Overall Grade: A

- Beverly T.
Austin, TX

To read all of Bulwark Pest Control- Austin, TX reviews on Angie’s List, click the link below:

Pest Control Austin, TX

Bulwark Exterminating
209 East Ben White Boulevard
Austin, TX
(512) 291-1200

Why Now’s the Perfect Time to Seek Austin Pool Repair

Posted by on Friday, 4 January, 2013


If you live in Austin, Texas, you may not want to put the shorts into storage just yet. In early November, you’re usually more worried about how you’re going to prepare your turkey rather than staying cool, but this is not the case in Austin. Weather forecasters, for the week of November 5th, reported that temperatures would reach the high 80s. That Sunday saw a high temperature of 87 degrees, which should give pool owners a reminder of the importance of maintaining their pools. While the season for playing Marco Polo and floating the day away are closing, these temperatures indicate that summer is not ready to go just yet.


Maintaining Your Pool

So how does one go about maintaining and repairing their pool to ensure it’s ready to go when they need it? The most important thing to understand is that it’s going to happen eventually for every pool owner. Parts get worn down with frequent use, and if you live in Austin, you know that the summers can get hot. Pools are a perfect way to cool down on a hot day, so you’re bound to run into trouble eventually. Oftentimes, it is only a small issue where a part is old or breaks down. However, if you aren’t mindful of these issues and let them go by the wayside, you might find yourself in a much bigger heap of trouble.

Pool Repair

When you find that your pool isn’t up to par, you’ll need to seek Austin pool repair. Technicians from a reputable company can assess what exactly is wrong with your pool and recommend repairs that should put your pool in top working order. Common issues with pools include problems with the filtration system, the heater, pool pumps and motors, pool pump valves and pressure gauges as well as malfunctioning pool baskets, floating chlorinators, vacuums and skimming poles. These issues can quickly be corrected by the right pool service company.

So how does one find the right Austin pool repair company? Given the internet, it’s never been easier. Websites like Yelp will give you a myriad of reviews that will offer users’ experiences with the pool company. The Better Business Bureau can indicate problems and complaints with the company as well. Word of mouth is a good source too. Ask your friends, family and neighbors who own pools about who they sought to have their pool repaired and maintained and find out whether or not that company is worthwhile. The recent weather in Austin is indicative of the fact that summer will come sooner than you realize. Be prepared for it by having your pool ready to go.

Ashely Wilson is a part of a team of writers who have contributed to hundreds of blogs and news sites. Follow her @AshelyMarie1985 to see what else she has to say!