Buying a home is one of the most exciting purchases you will ever make. Not only it is the most exciting, but it is also one of the largest purchases you will make as well. When you are buying a home, you don’t want to find any surprises that you didn’t know were there previous to signing those papers. A-Tex Pest Management is here to talk about the importance of getting a pest inspection when you are purchasing a home.
What Happens During a WDO Pest Inspection?
When you have a home inspected by a certified termite inspector, they will give the home a thorough inspection looking for not only termites but any wood destroying organisms (WDO). Your bedrooms, bathrooms, closets and any other areas in the home will be inspected for signs that lead to damage caused by these pests. We will be looking for leaking pipes, any wood in the structure that has been damaged by moisture and signs of active pests. Once the inspection is completed, you will be given a copy of any findings they may have made and what their recommendations would be to treat any problems. You should never sign any contracts to buy a home without having the results of this inspection in your hand.
Reasons You Should Never Purchase a Home Without a Pest Inspection
There is more than one reason you should be getting a pest inspection before buying your home. Here are a few of them.
• Property Value– The value of your property depends on what the findings of a pest inspection are. If there is any evidence of WDO in the home, it can affect the value of the home and you may find that it can play a key role in the negotiating process.
• Lender Requirements– Most lenders require that a home is inspected by a building inspector as well as a pest inspection. You won’t be able to go forward with a lender unless you have the house inspected for WDO.
• Peace of Mind– You want to go into this purchase with confidence that you won’t find any surprises. The last thing you want to be dealing with right after the purchase of your new home is damage caused by WDO.
When Wood Destroying Organisms are Found in a Home
If there is any evidence of WDO on the property of any home being inspected, there are a few different routes that can be taken. A buyer may decide to find another property that doesn’t have a history of WDO. Some buyers negotiate the price of the home to reflect the price of the repairs, while others require that the seller repair the damage before the sale is finalized.
Real Estate Pest Inspections & More in Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville & Cedar Park, Texas
You should never purchase a home without the proper inspections required when buying a home. You want to walk into this purchase with your eyes wide open. If you have a home that has evidence of WDO, A-Tex Management can help get rid of the problem. We provide licensed, professional termite inspectors that know exactly what we are looking for and can give you a thorough report of any findings. Call us today!