Many mortgage lenders require that homes be inspected for wood-destroying organisms (like termites) before they will loan money for the purchase of a home. They do this to protect their investment, but is also helpful for homebuyers to know what is “under the hood” before they make such a large purchase.
Knockout Pest Control is licensed by the California Structural Pest Control Board to perform escrow inspections (also called termite inspections) that satisfy the requirements of mortgage lenders. We come out to the property being sold and do a thorough inspection of the entire structure. We then generate a Wood Destroying Organism Report (WDO Report) that is made available to the buyer, the seller, and the mortgage lender.
When we do a termite inspection, we are looking for several things:
- The presence of wood-destroying pests like termites and wood-infesting beetles
- Evidence of previous infestations, such as damaged wood, dead termites, or termite tubes
- Conditions that are conducive to attracting wood-destroying pests, such as plumbing leaks or earth-to-wood contact
Real estate agents throughout Temecula and Murrieta have used Knockout Pest Control for their escrow inspections because we do the job in a timely manner. We know that real estate professionals are often on tight deadlines, so we get the job done quickly—on the same or next day if necessary—so as not to hold up the closing date. We also produce WDO Reports that are easy to read and understand, and we offer competitive pricing for real estate agents.
If you are thinking of selling your Temecula or Murrieta home, it is smart to get a termite inspection even before your home goes on the market. That way, you can be aware of any problems and fix them before potential buyers start looking at your house. Completing this step beforehand can also help speed along the selling process.
After the escrow inspection has been completed, Knockout Pest Control is able to eradicate any pests that were found. We can also repair any damage that has been done to the home as a result of wood-destroying pests like termites. We have a licensed general contractor on our team that can return your home to its original condition and make it as if the damage never happened!