What Are WDI & WDO Reports?

This is a home in Franklin VA that is being sold. Suffolk Pest Control Inc. was contacted by the buyer's real estate agent to perform a Wood Destroying Insect & Moisture Report (WDI) for the mortgage company who is providing the loan. The inspection appointment was then scheduled.

The Suffolk Pest Control technician/inspector completed the WDI & Moisture Reports. The inspection revealed active Wood Destroying Fungus to the sub-floor, joist and beams in the under-structure of the home.

The Suffolk Pest Control technician/inspector recommended that a fungus treatment be completed prior to closing. A proposal for a fungus treatment was then written and provided to the buyer's real estate agent.

The buyer's agent submitted the proposal to the seller's real estate agent who then informed the sellers of the recommended fungus treatment.

The sellers agree to the treatment and called the Suffolk Pest Control office to schedule the treatment.

The treatment was completed and the SPC technician/inspector recorded the treatment on the Wood Destroying Insect & Moisture Report.

The reports are then emailed to the buyer's agent who sends them to the seller's agent and the buyer's mortgage company as proof that the fungus treatment has been completed.

The buyer's mortgage company used the WDI & Moisture Report as a determining factor in the loan approval process for the buyers of this home. In most cases, the mortgage company approves the loan for the home and the buyers make the purchase.

The buyers have a one year warranty on the fungus treatment. After one year the buyers have the option to renew the warranty  every year thereafter. An annual warranty inspection is required along with the renewal fee. If fungus returns and the home is under warranty, the home will be retreated at no charge to the homeowner. This is called a re-treatment warranty.