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Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO) Inspection

Wood destroying insects and other organisms can cause serious problems in the wood structural components of a house. It is possible for these problems to go undetected for a long period of time, until the damage caused is extensive.  Subterranean termites are the most damaging culprits of wood.

Florida is a great place for termites to flourish, so it is important to perform a termite inspection regularly. A termite inspection, or as it called by the State of Florida, Termite and Other Wood Destroying Organism Report (WDO Report), is required and strongly recommended when purchasing a home.

Even though termites are only about the size of a grain of rice, they can cause major damage to wooden structures over time if allowed to colonize and multiply. Having a structure inspected for them is a major factor in its proper maintenance. Since termites like to eat wood from the inside out, often they may go unnoticed because the outside of the wood will appear intact to the untrained eye.

A Wood Destroying Organism (WDO) Inspection Report is a written report of an inspection on a home for visible and accessible evidence of an infestation or damage by wood destroying organisms. Usually this means subterranean or dry wood termites, but will also cover wood destroying beetles and wood destroying fungi. In Florida, carpenter ants and carpenter bees DO NOT have to be reported.

A WDO report is also commonly called a "Termite Inspection", "Clearance Letter", or "Termite Letter". A WDO inspection report may be required when a home or other structure is being sold and the mortgage lender or buyer requires the inspection as part of the transaction.

Elite Inspections, LLC is a Certified WDO Inspector. Call Elite Inspections, LLC today to schedule your Wood Destroying Organism report at 954-255-3330.

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