Wood Destroying Insect Inspections (WDI's) or Wood Destroying Organism Inspections (WDO) are written reports performed by a qualified pest management professional. WDI/WDO inspections are required to buy, sell or refinance a property. Sometimes they’re called a “clearance letter” or a “termite letter”.
VA, FHA, HUD and most banks require these reports because termites and wood-destroying organisms can impact the structural integrity of a home, reduce the property value of the residence, and cost homeowners significant amounts of money in repairs.
With such a large investment at stake, it’s natural that homeowners want to use a reputable, reliable pest inspector. Complete Pest Solution’s team of inspectors understands how to properly inspect a home and accurately complete the report. Complete Pest Solutions provides same-day reports upon request ( Fee ) and, if we detect a problem, can treat the property immediately so as not to delay the sale or refinancing.
The inspector follows a standard form required by the regulatory authorities for real estate transactions. In addition to the information noted above, the report may indicate conditions that are conducive to an infestation, that is, areas that may provide harborage for current or future pest activity. The report may also note that certain areas were inaccessible during the inspection. The moving process often involves boxes, stacked furnishings and other items that impede the inspection process. Infestations may exist in areas that are not made available to the inspector for review.
Even the best inspector can't see through solid walls or get to inaccessible areas so Complete Pest Solutions offers warranties on our WDI work. Our warranty is simple - the new homeowner may elect to become a Complete Pest Solutions customer with the option to treat their home for termites should subsequent inspections reveal a new or continuing problem. This is a significant benefit to the buyer, avoids recourse against the seller and helps to protect the realtor’s reputation should wood-destroying insects be identified post-sale.
It's easy to regard the WDI/WDO inspection as an annoyance or, worse yet, an obstacle to the real estate process. But a properly performed WDI/WDO inspection can save the buyer, the seller and the realtor quite a lot of trouble. Complete Pest Solutions will work with you to prepare a careful inspection that gives the buyer peace of mind and protects you from the potential liability resulting from a poor inspection.
Contact us today at 301-534-3229 or fill out the WDI/WDO Inspection Request form for more information or to request that your WDI/WDO inspection be performed by the Complete Pest Solutions team of termite control professionals.
Preferred Realtor Program
Realtors who sign up for our Preferred Realtor Program are eligible for discounted reports. Contact us today to order a WDI/WDO or sign up for our program.