As the pandemic hit, the world found itself faced with many difficulties that most people were not prepared for. The economy is being hit hard. Many businesses have not fully adjusted to the adversity of these unique times; many have incurred losses so severe that owners have had to shut down their operations. At the same time, the standard of living has increased. Unfortunately, limited supply causes upward pressure on prices. This is especially true for urban areas, which are especially costly to live in—everything from rent to weekly groceries can burn through your savings. Many young professionals are struggling to save for the purchase of their first home, and many existing homeowners feel the pressure to downsize.
Every buyer wants to be assured that their future home is more than just a pretty face. That is why home inspections are a crucial part of every real estate deal. While everything may look perfect on the surface, home inspections provide a closer look at any potential concerns behind-the-scenes, through a licensed third party.
What is a WDO Report Certification?
They are the stuff of nightmares; WDOs (Wood Destroying Organisms) are typical in America. In fact, termites cause an average of five billion dollars of damage every year.
Along with termites, WDOs include carpenter ants, bees, and beetles. Without treatment, they eat their way through the wood that makes up the structural integrity of the house. Unless a homebuyer knows what to look for, termites can be difficult to detect with the naked eye. Thus, it could take at least three to eight years before the signs of a termite infestation are apparent. As such, many mortgage providers and states require a pest inspection.
A WDO Report Certification is crucial in real estate deals. Without a detailed WDO real estate home inspection, you run the risk of buying a house with massive structural damage. This is every buyer’s worst nightmare, as many homeowner insurance policies do not cover any damage caused by termites and other wood-destroying organisms.
To avoid getting stuck with costly, extensive damage that is usually not covered by homeowner’s insurance, you should always ask for a WDO inspection before finalizing the purchase of your home. If you are looking to sell your home and downsize, WDO inspection certifications are crucial to expediting the sale of your current property. If signs of damage are discovered during the inspection, you should treat the pest issues immediately. If pests are found during your inspection, wood replacement may be required.
WDO inspection certifications give buyers confidence that they are acquiring a pest-free property. Note that not all home inspectors can officially conduct WDO inspections unless they work for a regulated and licensed pest control company with certified inspectors. Always hire an experienced and qualified termite inspector for your WDO inspection.
If you are buying or selling real estate, call us to get a certified real estate home inspection report. Natural Science Exterminating is certified in providing termite inspection, treatment, and carpentry services.
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