Whether you are buying or selling a home, a Wood Destroying Insect (WDI)/ Wood Destroying Organism (WDO) inspection is crucial to understanding the health of the home. While a WDI/ WDO inspection may feel like one more step in an already complicated process, they are an important step in evaluating the overall condition of a home. As a buyer, the inspection can help you avoid any unpleasant surprises and costly repairs, and to make certain you are not overspending on a home suffering from a termite or wood-destroying insect infestation. As a seller, the inspection can provide your buyer peace of mind and help to finalize the transaction.
WDI/ WDO inspections are required by lenders when purchasing a home in Maryland. Many homes have no evidence of wood destroying pests. From a lender standpoint, they want to be certain they are financing homes that are not at risk of deterioration from wood destroying insects. These inspections are typically recorded by most lenders before a real estate transaction can be complete. Evidence of infestation does not have to throw a real estate transaction into turmoil. If damage is found during the inspection, and subsequently treated and repaired, lenders will typically move forward with approving the loan.
A WDI/ WDO inspection will let you know if there is visible evidence of wood-destroying insects inside or outside of your home. During the inspection, a professional inspector will assess all accessible parts of your home for any indication of wood-destroying insects. The inspector will look for damage from insects, as well as for any live or dead insects. If the inspector finds signs of infestation, the inspector will provide evidence in a written report and will note any recommendations for treatment, if necessary.
Contact Stavlas Home Inspections to schedule your WDI/ WDO inspection today. Please note that Stavlas Home Inspections, unlike many pest control contractors, is an impartial third party with nothing to gain from selling or advising for costly services that may not be needed. You can trust us to provide nothing but an honest opinion.