If you live or plan on purchasing a home in any part of Florida, especially Jacksonville, FL, you ought to know that your home may be a subject of attack from wood-destroying organisms.
This is not just about subterranean, dry wood, or Formosan termites; there’s a whole lot of wood-destroying organisms such as house borers, powder post beetles, wood-decaying fungi, and much more.
These organisms pose a lot of danger to your home, and as the name suggests, they feed on wood parts of your home, leaving you with expensive damages to deal with.
Reports show that homes in Florida are rated among the leading states affected by wood-destroying organisms, and the damage caused can amount to millions of dollars every year.
WDO inspections are meant to determine whether these organisms have established themselves in your home, identify the conditions causing the infestation of these organisms, and provide a way forward to eliminate and prevent the occurrence.
Surprisingly enough, most homeowners still disregard WDO inspection. If you do, here are some reasons to consider having the inspection:
- Home insurance may not cover structural damage caused by termite infestation, and as we mentioned before, the damage is expensive.
- An inspection will help prevent further damage to your property.
- WDO damage can potentially lower your home’s value; no home buyer wants to inherit the problems of a house, much less one damaged by termites.
- With an inspection, you’ll surely know there’s a problem, which as a homebuyer will relieve you of the stress of buying an infested home, and as a homeowner, you’ll do everything to eradicate the issue. So, it’s a win.
So, are you ready to schedule a WDO inspection?
We know how destructive termites can be. That is why we’re committed to providing thorough and high-quality home inspections for all our clients in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas.
If you need our help, feel free to give us a call.