A WDO inspection is often referred to as a termite inspection. A mortgage lender often requires this type of inspection before purchasing a home. WDO stands for wood destroying organisms. WDO inspections look for signs of past or current termite infestations. They also look for signs of past termite treatments as well as wood damage due to termites or wood eating beetles. A WDO inspection is performed for your benefit to make sure that you are investing in a sound home. Even though the bank requires it, it is a smart thing to do before spending lots of money on a property that could potentially have huge issues due to termite and beetle damage.
A WDO inspection should include an inspection of the exterior and interior of the home. The inspection should take about an hour but will depend greatly by the size of the home. The inspection should not be rushed, as it is important to do a complete and thorough inspection. The inspector will look for any signs of termite or beetle presence and will also look for potential problem areas for future infestations. An emphasis will be placed on the basement, garage, windows, and doors.
If the inspection finds evidence of current or past termite or beetle infestation, then the inspector will usually include recommendations for treatment, and estimates for such treatments.
Here at The Other Side Lawn & Ornamental Pest Control Inc., we are very experienced and well qualified to perform WDO inspections. Give us a call if you need a WDO inspection.