WDO Inspections

WDO Inspection; Termite Inspection; Florida Inspection; 352-322-2700

WDO Inspections for Residential, Commercial, & Modular Homes

 

What Exactly is a WDO Inspection?


When obtaining a mortgage or a mortgage guarantee to finance the  purchase of a home, You most likely will be required to obtain a WDO  inspection by the bank, the mortgage company, or the guarantor (FHA, VA,  HUD, etc.).

Although commonly referred to as a “termite inspection,” WDO stands  for “wood-destroying organism,” and a proper WDO inspection looks for  evidence of infestation by termites (both subterranean and dry wood  types), wood decay, wood-devouring beetles, as well as evidence of past  infestations, damage to wood, or conditions conducive to infestation;  and evidence of past treatments.



A Proper WDO Inspection


A proper termite and WDO inspection consists of several steps, which may not necessarily occur in this order:

An inspection of the exterior of the home, looking for signs of  termite activity (such as termite shelter tubes, shown in the picture on  the left), as well as conditions conducive to termite and other WDO  infestation (such as wood that is too close to the ground, dead tree  stumps by the house, improper grading, leaky gutters or downspouts, or  tree branches overhanging or touching the home). The inspector will also  look for evidence of infestation by other wood-destroying insects.

An inspection of the interior of the home, with special emphasis on  the basement, garage, door and window frames, and other areas that are  particularly prone to WDO infestation. This part of the inspection will  be both visual and physical, and typically involves visually inspecting,  tapping, probing, and sounding susceptible wood. The inspector will  also be looking for live termites or other insects, dead termite  “swarmers”, other evidence of infestation (tubing, frass, signs of prior  treatments, etc.), damaged wood, and conditions conducive to  infestation (such as excessive moisture levels).

A detailed written summary of the inspection results. This includes a  standardized inspection form developed by the NPMA and adopted by  various state and federal agencies, and may sometimes include additional  documents attached by the inspector to clarify the inspection findings.

When evidence of a past or present WDO infestation, damage due to an  infestation, or conditions conducive to infestation are found, the  inspector will usually attach his or her remediation recommendations  and/or an estimate for treatment.


WDO Inspections are provided by AmeriProPest Control. We hold an employee Florida State ID Card with AmeriProPest. 

https://ameripropest.com/services/

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Service Area For WDO Inspections

 

Our general service areas are the following for home inspection, commercial commercial property inspection, and WDO Inspections and other services:

Bartow, Brandon, Brooksville, Bushnell, Clearwater, Crystal River, Dade City, Dover, Dunnellon, Haines City, Homosassa, Hudson, Inverness, Kathleen,  Lakeland, Lake Wales, Land O Lakes, Largo, Lecanto, Lutz, New Port  Richey, Ocala, Plant City, Port Richey, Palm Harbor, Saint Petersburg,  Spring Hill, Sumtervillle, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, The Villages, Webster,  Wesley Chapel, Wildwood, Zephyrhills.

List of Counties We Service:

Citrus, Hillsborough, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Pasco,  Pinellas, Polk, Sumter Counties within a 2 day turn around..

We will service other areas as well, however maybe a  day or more.