What is a WDO Inspection? WDO stands for Wood Destroying Organism. A wood- destroying organism (WDO) means an arthropod or plant life which damages and can reinfest seasoned wood in a structure namely, termites, powder post beetles, old house borers, and wood-decaying fungi. A WDO inspection is non-intrusive and does not damage the property.
THE WDO REPORT IS MADE ON THE BASIS OF WHAT WAS VISIBLE AND READILY ACCESSIBLE AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A GUARANTEE OF THE ABSENCE OF WOOD-DESTROYING ORGANISMS (WDOs) OR DAMAGE OR OTHER EVIDENCE UNLESS THIS REPORT SPECIFICALLY STATES HEREIN THE EXTENT OF SUCH GUARANTEE.
This report does not cover areas such as, but not limited to, those that are enclosed or inaccessible, areas concealed by wall coverings, floor coverings, furniture, equipment, stored articles, insulation, or any portion of the structure in which inspection would necessitate removing or defacing any part of the structure.
This property is not inspected for any fungi other than wood-decaying fungi, and no opinion on health related effects or indoor air quality is provided or rendered in the report. Individuals licensed to perform pest control are not required, authorized or licensed to inspect or report for any fungi other than wood-destroying fungi, nor to report or comment on health or indoor air quality issues related to any fungi.
Persons concerned about these issues should consult with a certified industrial hygienist or other person trained and qualified to rend such opinions.
NOTE: A WDO report is NOT a structural damage report. It should be understood that there may be damage, including possible hidden damage present. FURTHER INVESTIGATION BY QUALIFIED EXPERTS OF THE BUILDING TRADE SHOULD BE MADE TO DETERMINE THE STRUCTURAL SOUNDNESS OF THE PROPERTY.
A WDO Inspection is designed as a Pre-Purchase inspection for Lenders , Mortgage and Insurance companies and is a required document if you are applying for a VA loan. Individuals often order this inspection for their own peace of mind even if it is not required. This inspection is offered at the same time as the Home Inspection at a reasonable add-on fee of $125 for homes built on a slab foundation or $195 for Homes built on an accessible crawl space foundation. WDO Inspections are preformed by Inspector , Phil Gribbons ID Card Holder – JE201242 under RC pest control – Ordered by Amerihome Advisors, LLC