Wood is a biological material. If properly protected from the elements and insect attack, it can last for centuries. However, when it is not properly protected it will start its biological process and start decomposing. Insects that eat the decomposing wood or fungi that causes rot and decay can be found in multiple areas throughout your home. The most damage causing insect that attack structural woods are termites. Termites alone can exceed in $1.5 Billion dollars each year in damage. Even though termites are most commonly found, there are other types of wood destroying insects that can cause some serious damage.
There is an extreme importance for inspecting for wood destroying organisms when purchasing or selling a home. Wood destroying organisms cause the most damage and it is often goes undetected until the damage is already done. The insects are drawn to houses for a number of reason but to break it down heat and moisture is what allows wood destroying organisms to thrive and grow their colonies. Once they have infested a home or building they grow and grow causing more and more damage to your potential property.
Insideout Inspections provides a thorough pest inspection on every home or building. Our inspectors are state licensed along with Nachi certified Wood Destroying Organisms inspectors. Our easy to read report and first hand knowledge is the best in the area for your real estate transaction.
Purchasing with a VA Loan?
Pest Inspections are required for VA home loans (except Northern Michigan). In Michigan and Ohio, recipients of a VA loan are not allowed to pay for the pest inspection. If you are purchasing with a VA loan, give us a call. We are certified VA home inspectors and offer discounted inspection prices for sellers of homes being purchased with a VA loan.