WDO inspections/ termite inspections can be very beneficial even if you’re not buying or selling your home. The extent of damage these organisms can cause can result in serious issues that may require extensive repair.
So, if you spot any of the following issues it may be best to call a WDO inspector:
- Floor damage whereby the floor feels soggy or spongy
- Presence of mud tubes
- Presence of winged ants in your home
- Presence of wood rot in any area
- Cracks and crevices in the internal walls and ceilings
The list is not exhaustive but if you notice any of these, the recommended response is to call a certified WDO inspector
What does the inspector check?
Besides the vastly known termites, fungus, subterranean beetles, and carpenter ants there are also other wood-destroying factors. The inspectors analyze these factors as well. They go deeper into an examination of wood damage that may not be visible to the naked eye. That’s why you need a certified professional that is licensed to perform such inspections.
The inspector will focus on:
- The exterior of the home where he will check for any sign of wood-destroying organisms or their activities. They also check conditions that may support the growth of these organisms
- The interior; the inspector will focus on the basements and garage, the door, and window frames. Here, they’ll check for the presence of damaged wood and any evidence of the presence of these organisms.
- The inspector will also check the attic for another crawlspace; these areas are prone to infestation by these wood-destroying organisms.
With the help of specialized tools, the inspector will carry out a thorough examination of the whole house. In case they discover the presence of these organisms or damage that may be as a result of these organisms, the inspector will note this in the results of the examination report alone. They will also recommend the treatment methods, remedies, and estimates for the treatments involved.