Wood Destroying Organisms Inspection
Checkpoint Inspections is licensed and insured to provide comprehensive home inspection services around Naperville, IL, and Orland Park, IL.
Wood Destoying Organisms (WDO) Inspections
WDO is an acronym for Wood Destroying Organisms. When people hear the word “wood destroying organism,” most of them immediately think of termites. This is a great first guess – especially since termites damage over 600,000 American homes yearly. In reality, these tiny bugs fall into a subgroup of WDOs known as wood destroying insects. They share this title with carpenter bees, powderpost beetles, carpenter ants and other pests.
Professionally Trained to Identify WDOs
When performing a WDO inspection, experts look for more than just these insects. Wood decay, evidence of past infestations, damage to wooden structures, evidence of past treatments and favorable conditions for infestations are all potential issues the inspector will look for. Any of these signs can indicate the presence of these organisms. To avoid getting stuck with extensive damage that is typically not covered by homeowners’ insurance, buyers should always request a WDO inspection before finalizing the purchase of a home. The WDO inspection will provide detailed reports on the condition of the home, including notations of structural damage related to termites and other WDO’s.
Quality Standards & Ethics
AHIT is one of the largest home inspection training institutes in the United States. They are approved and accredited by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), and many other professional organizations. We are ready to put that experience and knowledge to work for you.
As a certified member of InterNACHI, we ensure that you receive the best possible home inspection and professional report. We adhere to a comprehensive Standards of Practice and abide by a strict Code of Ethics, which puts our clients first and protects their rights as consumers.
Detailed Inspection Reports
Buying a property can be a stressful experience, so be sure to choose someone who has your best interest in mind, and can provide you with the right information needed to make the best decision. Each residential inspection is documented in a detailed inspection report, complete with high-quality images, detailed analysis, and recommendations. The report covers the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system; interior plumbing system; electrical system; roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors; the foundation, basement, and all structural components. The inspection report is sent to you online shortly after the inspection is completed. Each report is mobile-friendly and can easily be copied and pasted if you need to share the information with anyone.