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Because termites, carpenter ants and other wood-destroying insects are a serious problem here in Virginia, scheduling a real estate inspection when buying a home is always a good idea. And in fact, most lenders require it.
Would you buy a car that you know has a blown transmission? Of course you wouldn’t waste your money on a bad deal. So why would you make a long-term financial commitment on a house that has serious structural damage? You wouldn’t. Unfortunately, without an inspection you might make a decision that you’ll regret. Termites are silent destroyers that quietly consume your home from the inside out. These pests eat cellulose, which is what wood is made of. This includes timber, drywall and other building materials. Left un-checked, termite infestations can result in devastating and costly damage to your home. According to estimates published by the National Pest Management Association, termites are responsible for an estimated 5 billion dollars in damages each year and that’s just in the United States. And more bad news, termites aren’t the only wood-destroying insects that residents of Virginia need to be worried about. Carpenter ants, carpenter bees, powder post beetles and old house borers also infest and damage homes.
Most Virginia lenders require Wood Destroying Insects (WDI) inspections. Also in areas with high water tables like Virginia Beach, they require Wood Destroying Organism (WDO) inspections before the loan can be approved. Inspections are typically performed within 30 days of closing and the NPMA 33 form must be completed.
When you choose Mitchell Pest Services to conduct your WDI or WDO inspection, we’ll use our knowledge and experience to inspect the home for infestations of wood destroying insects and organisms as well as evidence of damage. Our findings will be delivered to you in a report that clearly documents any damage discovered and/or any active infestations.
Offering real estate inspections in Virginia Beach, Richmond and communities surrounding those cities, Mitchell Pest Services is ready to help you complete your due diligence and satisfy your lender’s requirements. Contact us today to schedule your home inspection!
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