Termite/Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection

Uncover the Devastating Effects: Understanding and Addressing Potential Damage from Termites in Your Home

Termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage each year. Unfortunately termite damage or treatment is not covered under most home insurance. That is why many clients are required to have a Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) report as part of their home inspection process as a requirement to obtain a mortgage. A Wood Destroying Insect Report is required for all VA and FHA loans. Although a WDI inspection looks for termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, powder post beetles and any other common wood-destroying insects, it is typically referred to as a termite inspection. We can perform the Wood Destroying Insect inspection or termite inspection for your home and will provide the HUD Document NPMA-33 required by your mortgage company.

The advantages of a termite inspection include:

Early Detection: Identifying termites early helps prevent extensive damage, saving homeowners from costly repairs.

Property Protection: Regular inspections safeguard your home’s structural integrity, preserving its long-term value.

Financial Savings: Addressing termite issues promptly can prevent significant expenses associated with structural repairs.

Insurance Compliance: Some insurance policies may require regular termite inspections to maintain coverage.

Peace of Mind: Knowing your home is termite-free provides peace of mind for homeowners.

Preventative Measures: Inspection results guide the implementation of preventive measures, reducing the risk of future termite infestations.

Health and Safety: Termites can compromise the safety of a structure; inspections ensure the well-being of residents.

Resale Value: A termite-free home has a higher resale value, attracting potential buyers.

Eco-Friendly Solutions: Timely detection allows for the use of environmentally friendly treatment options, minimizing the impact on the environment.

Home Maintenance: Regular termite inspections are part of responsible home maintenance, ensuring the longevity of the property.

By investing in termite inspections, homeowners can proactively protect their homes, finances, and overall well-being.

More information regarding termites and wood-destroying insects can be found here:

Termites: How to Identify and Control Them