The Importance of a WDI Inspection…

Premier Inspections is licensed to do WDI, septic, pool and irrigation inspections.  Here is an article to inform you on why it is important to get a thorough WDI inspection.  When you use Premier Inspections, you can get it done all at your home inspection and for a very reasonable price.

The Importance of a Careful WDI Inspection

If you are buying a home or commercial building in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, it’s pretty certain that you’ll be needing a Wood-Destroying Insect (WDI) inspection.

Some buyers and sellers consider the WDI inspection to be a nuisance — just another obstacle in the path to closing the deal. But the truth is that a careful, thorough termite inspection by an honest, professional inspector is one of the most important steps in the process of buying a home.

The official name for what’s commonly known as a “termite inspection” is “WDI inspection.” WDI stands for “wood-destroying insects.” Some older documents use the term “WDO,” for “wood-destroying organism.”

Either way, a proper WDI / WDO inspection, as required by the VA, FHA, HUD, and most banks, includes a lot more than just poking around for termites.

A properly-performed WDI inspection is a thorough examination of all accessible areas of a home for visible evidence of termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and a variety of wood-destroying beetles, as well as for conditions conducive to infestation by those insects.

A good inspector will look for — and alert you to — things like wood that is too close to the soil, improper grading that can cause moisture problems, damaged rain gutter and downspouts, and many other easy-to-fix conditions that can save you thousands of dollars in repairs down the road.

We’ll also let you know if there’s evidence of a previously-treated termite or WDI problem, and how well that treatment seems to be holding up; and if you do buy the house, you can call us to discuss an annual inspection plan to make sure that if the termites do come back, the problem will be nipped in the bud.

In short, we take WDI inspections seriously. If you’re looking for a pencil-whipping termite inspector who will just glance at the house from his truck and sign it off, then look somewhere else.

We don’t work that way. We inspect every home as if we were buying it ourselves.


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