What is a WDIIR Inspection and Why Do You Need One?

The process of buying and selling a home can be overwhelming, so it’s important to stay informed about what you need when making such a transaction. A major factor to keep in mind is the use of a WDIIR Inspection, also known as a “wood-destroying insect inspection report.” As a homeowner, the thought of fanged critters nibbling away at your house is scary and can cause problems with your banks and lenders when completing the sale of a house. So what even is a WDIIR Inspection and why is it so important?

What is a WDIIR Inspection?

A WDIIR Inspection is a process that investigates any indications of termites or other wood-destroying insects. A WDIIR can also make note of any future possibilities of termite activity within a home. The inspection can only be carried out by a licensed pest-control business; pest-control experts can carefully check for signs of infestation, such as cracks in foundation walls, wooden debris around the home and the actual insects themselves. While a WDIIR cannot guarantee the absence of unwelcome, wood-eating guests in your home, it is a good indicator of potential problems that the house may have. 

Why Do I Need A WDIIR Inspection?

If you’re looking to sell or buy a home, be aware that banks and lending institutions often require a WDIIR before closing the sale of a house. While WDIIR’s are not often required by state law, your banks will most likely need them to move forward with the buying or selling of your property.

The unfortunate truth for homeowners is that termites and other wood-eating insects are constantly looking for new food sources – and your house provides just what they’re looking for. There is always a chance that these pesky critters will find their way to your property and set up for a picnic. The good news is that a WDIIR Inspection can provide you with valuable information about your home, and prepare you for future run-ins with possible infestations so you can stop them before they occur. A WDIIR not only soothes the soul of your bank, but also offers you peace of mind. 

Want to learn more about how we can help you execute a WDIIR Inspection? Contact Bill’s Home Inspection on our website or call us today at (520)-216-7206!