WDO Inspections

License # JB218999

 

SERVING THE NW FL PANHANDLE

TO INCLUDE:

Okaloosa, Escambia, Walton, Bay and Santa Rosa County

WDO INSPECTIONS

To Schedule, Please Call
850-634-4700

 

WDO INSPECTION PRICING

0000 SQFT - 3800 SQFT    $125    When Performed with Home Inspection.
3801 SQFT - 5000 SQFT    $140    When Performed with Home Inspection.
5001 SQFT - 9000 SQFT    $160    When Performed with Home Inspection.
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0000 SQFT - 3800 SQFT    $150    When Performed with out Home Inspection.
3801 SQFT - 5000 SQFT    $175    When Performed with out Home Inspection.
5001 SQFT - 9000 SQFT    $200    When Performed with out Home Inspection.

 

It's very likely, if your home doesn't pass the WDO Inspection,

you can't sell it.

 
A WDO report is also commonly called a “Termite Inspection”, “Clearance Letter”, or “Termite Letter”.
 
A WDO inspection report is provided when a home or other structure is being sold and the mortgage
lender or buyer requires the inspection as part of the transaction. If an inspection is done
for these purposes, the inspection must be reported on a specific report form as required by Florida Law.
(Chapter 482, Florida Statutes). The form is sometimes called the “1145 report” because of the old form
number.The WDO inspection can only be done by a wood-destroying organismsidentification
cardholder (or a certified operator with the wood-destroying organisms category) of a pest control
company licensed by the state of Florida. These employees must receive special training to be
qualified as WDO inspectors.
 
Florida homeowners are subject to damage by several types of wood destroying insects and organisms.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) recognizes the following
organisms as “wood destroying”:
 
Eastern, Asian and Formosan subterranean termites
- West Indian Drywood termite
- Dampwood termite
- Powderpost beetles (true and false)
- Old House Borer
- Brown rot, white rot and poria fungi
 
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In addition, FDACS recognizes “conducive conditions” which may promote habitation by a wood destroying
organism such as moisture in wood above 30%. Some parts of Florida arealso experiencing a growing
threat from an Asian/Formosan hybrid termite which is more destructive than any single species we
have. Homeowners are often unaware of termite infestation in their homes. Left untreated,
significant damage is highly likely and repair costs may run into thousands of dollars; none of which
is covered by your homeowners insurance.
 
Most potential buyers today will have the home inspected for wood destroying organisms as a condition
of a purchase offer. The VA/USDA require a clean report as a loan condition. Any buyer who purchases
a Florida home without having the home inspected for wood destroying organisms is taking a huge risk.
 
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