Protecting your home from termites is an important part of homeownership. Termites can cause serious damage around-the-clock if you do not take steps to eradicate them. However, it can be overwhelming to try and navigate the termite treatment process if you are not familiar with how it works. You may hear words and phrases with which you are unfamiliar when you get started with the process of protecting against termites. One of the phrases you may hear but not understand is ‘WDO inspection’. What is a WDO inspection? Keep reading to understand the definition of WDO inspection and to determine if you need one for your home.
What is a WDO inspection?
WDO stands for ‘wood destroying organisms’. Wood destroying organisms are pests that cause damage to wood. The termite is an example of a common wood destroying organism. This pest survives off of the cellulous in wood. A large termite infestation can eat away at the wood of your home around the clock. Termites cause problems in all of the states throughout the US except for Alaska. In San Diego County, termites are a constant threat to homes and other buildings. A WDO inspection is a process that will provide you with important information about the condition of your home. The inspection involves a termite professional coming to your house and thoroughly examining it for signs of termites and termite activity. Once the WDO inspection is complete, you will receive a report about the condition of your home. The WDO inspection report can include a combination of written and verbal information from your inspector.
Does my home need a WDO inspection?
Any house that is in an area with termites should have a WDO inspection. If your home has never received a WDO inspection, you need to get one scheduled right away. You can have termites and termite damage without knowing it. A WDO inspection will reveal any current or potential problems. It is also important to get a WDO inspection if you suspect termite activity at your home. If you have noticed signs of termite activity such as damaged wood, mud tubes, or piles of frass, then you need to schedule a WDO inspection for your home.
Who offers WDO inspections?
You can get a WDO inspection for your home from a local termite control professional. In San Diego County, Nixtermite offers WDO inspections for homeowners in the area. You can schedule a free WDO inspection* for your home and get the process of protecting your property from termites underway.
The process of protecting your home from termites is fairly simple once you know the first step – get a WDO inspection. After your inspection, the inspector will talk to you about the findings and help you navigate the next step in the process. At Nixtermite, we help homeowners in San Diego County protect their homes from termites every day. You can get started on the process for your home by setting up an appointment with Nixtermite for a WDO inspection.
*There is a nominal fee for escrow reports.