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A Homeowner's Guide to Wood Infestation Inspection Reports in Georgia

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If you are buying or selling a home in Georgia, chances are you will come across something called a WIIR - a Wood Infestation Inspection Report. This important document provides valuable information about the presence or absence of wood-destroying organisms in a home.

What is a WIIR?

A WIIR is prepared by a licensed pest control company to disclose whether there is any evidence of an active or previous infestation of termites, powderpost beetles, wood boring beetles, dry-wood termites, or wood decay fungi in the home. It includes details on the scope of the inspection, diagrams of any problem areas, and information on any termite treatments that have been done on the home.

When Do You Need a WIIR?

In Georgia, a WIIR is required in real estate transactions whenever property ownership is being transferred. So you will need to obtain one when buying or selling a home in order to disclose termite issues to the other party. Many lenders also require a clear WIIR when approving financing for home buyers.

What Does the WIIR Cover?

A thorough WIIR inspection looks at the main home structure, attached structures like decks and porches, and detached structures like garages or pool houses. An inspector checks all structural wood components and closely examines areas that are susceptible to termite infestation, like crawlspaces. Any conducive conditions for termites, like wood-soil contact or insufficient ventilation, are also reported.

Protecting Your Investment

Termites and wood-destroying organisms can seriously impact the structural integrity and value of a home. Getting a WIIR during real estate transactions helps safeguard your investment. Understanding what a WIIR entails prepares Georgia homeowners to make sound decisions during one of the most important financial transactions of their lives.

For reliable WIIR inspection and reporting services, contact the experts at BREDA Pest Management. Our experienced team has performed countless thorough home inspections and delivered clear, detailed WIIRs to help homeowners through the process of buying or selling a property in Georgia. Call us today at 770-466-6700 to learn more about our WIIR services.