Termite Inspections (WDIIR)

What is a WDIIR Inspection?

A WDIIR Inspection is a protective measure that banks and lending institutions often require to inspect for damage from termites or other wood-destroying insects before closing the sale of the home. A WDIIR is a document prepared only by a licensed pest control business that informs the lending institution and buyer about termite damage or presence.

WDIIR’s have two-pages. The first page provides basic information about the inspection such as the address of the property, and answers general questions, such as: Are there any obstructions or areas inaccessible to inspection? Is there any visible evidence of infestation or previous treatment? If damage is present, who will correct it? A statement of the inspector describes the terms, conditions and limitations of the inspection.

The second page of the WDIIR goes into more detail. It pinpoints special areas of concern such as locations of previous treatment, and areas that are inaccessible to inspection. At the bottom of page two, there is a space for the inspector to draw the structure with these details included. Obviously, this is where accuracy matters most because the buyer and lending institution rely on this specific information when deciding whether or not to go through with a sale.

Bill’s will do a thorough inspection both inside and outside of all accessible areas and go over in detail all findings at time of inspection. In most cases, we will offer a subterranean termite contract if no termites are found at the time of inspection. If termite activity is identified during the inspection, this should not be an immediate deal breaker. We can almost always provide the seller with a proposal for treatment that would eliminate the problem.

Once completed, the WDIIR and any supporting documents (including a proposal for treatment if necessary) will be delivered via email, fax or regular mail promptly to all recipients required.

This Inspection can be scheduled along with the Real Estate Home Inspection for added convenience. Doing this solves the problem of having to schedule two different companies, which can be difficult and frustrating. One Call Does it All! Two critical inspections done by one great company!

These forms are created by the State of Arizona and are available at http://www.sb.state.az.us/. More information on termites in Arizona can be found here: Subterranean Termites and Drywood Termites.