Protect Your Home or Business With a Professional WDO Inspection
Most Florida homeowners carry insurance that will pay for the repair of damages that are caused by fire, tornadoes, floods and hurricanes, but none of these disasters typically create the level of destruction that termites and other wood-destroying organisms cause across the entire country. Florida's high humidity and warm, year-around temperatures make it a haven for a variety of wood-destroying organisms that includes four different termite species, and as many as one in every five homes in the state is likely to suffer from serious termite damage.
Possible Damages From Wood-Destroying Organisms
Eastern subterranean termites are the most destructive culprit here in Florida, and it's not only wood-frame homes that are at risk. These insects are capable of chewing into your home from below even if it's made of materials that include concrete block, stucco, brick or stone. Once they have burrowed inside of the walls of your home, these termites won't stop eating until they've completely hollowed out each wall. This can cause structural damage that is so severe that it could lead to it being unsafe for continued habitation. Termites will eat any wood portion of your home, and this includes porches, window and door frames and even the furniture and any books inside of your home.
A WDO Inspection Could Save You Thousands
When you consider that termites cause some $5 billion dollars in property damages across the country each year, it can give you a good idea of how much money you may have to come up with to repair your home. Fortunately, a proper WDO inspection can catch termite activity before these insects have a chance to destroy your property.
Florida law requires that all WDO inspections be performed by a licensed pest control company that utilizes technicians who have been properly trained to easily identify the presence of termites and other wood-destroying organisms. This form of early detection is the first line of defense against huge repair expenses, and this particular inspection is often utilized during real-estate transactions as a way to help protect the buyer.