The climate and landscape of Tennessee is ideal for termite issues. This is why the termite inspection portion of the home-buying process is so important. Years ago, all real estate transactions in Tennessee required a WDO (wood-destroying organism) inspection. It is also commonly referred to as a “termite letter”. The law does not require termite letters anymore, but lenders require them for certain types of loans. So what is it and do you need one?
Many homeowners do not even realize they have a problem until damage is already done.
A termite inspection is more than looking for signs of termites. To be precise, it is a wood destroying organism inspection (WDO). The trained pest technician performs a visual inspection of the home to look for signs of many types of wood destroying organisms. This includes termites, powder-post beetles, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and more. These creatures can destroy a home if left untreated. Crawlspaces can also provide an environment appealing to termites. Many times these areas are “out of sight and out of mind” for most homeowners.
The most important thing for our company is integrity. That is why Springlight Inspections has partnered with some of the best termite companies in Middle Tennessee to make sure our clients are getting top-tier services. It is also one of the least expensive services that we recommend. WDO inspections are typically in the $75-125 range, with termite letters delivered within 24 hours of the inspection. Give us a call to add this service onto your home inspection!