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Utilize Our Expertise to Take the Stress out of Buying a Home With a Complete Home Inspection

Buying a home is probably the largest investment you’ll ever make.

How can you know exactly what you’re buying?

A home inspection, from a trusted home inspector, could save you thousands of dollars by uncovering potential issues with the home — before they become your problem.

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Have Questions?

For questions regarding your inspection or services we provide, feel free to give us a call or email us. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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Sample Report

See what you’ll be getting with a sample home inspection report. Our reports are detailed, easy to read, and include photos.

More Than Just Termites

The acronym WDO stands for Wood Destroying Organism, and is used to classify pests and fungus that actually digest wood, i.e. they use your home as a source of food. Because WDOs often present little evidence of activity, they can go unnoticed for years and can be difficult to detect. Organisms included in a WDO inspection report include the following:

  • Termites, including subterranean and drywood varieties
  • Wood boring beetles, such as Powderpost Beetles
  • Wood decaying fungi (i.e. wood rot)

They’re a Bigger Problem than You Think

WDO inspections are required for VA or FHA mortgages as well as other loans from many financial institutions — and for good reason. Common industry estimates pin termite damage alone at around $5 billion every year in the United States. The average cost for repair after a termite infestation is $3,000, but can be much higher depending on the extent of the damage and what part of the home they fed on.

WDO Inspection Report

A properly trained inspector is required because wood destroying organisms can be difficult to detect and identify. A WDO inspection is a visual inspection of the accessible components of the home including the crawlspace, attic, exterior, and so on. The inspection looks for evidence of active or past infestation such as wood damage, dead or living termites or beetles, mud tubes, etc. The inspection also looks for conditions that may lead to infestation such as soil contact with wood, windows, standing water, and more.

Termite Inspections
in Baltimore and Surrounding Areas

Old Line Home Inspections provides pre-purchase home inspections in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Howard County, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County — including the communities of Baltimore, Frederick, Westminster, Mount Airy, Sykesville, Marriottsville, New Market, Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Columbia, Ellicott City, and Laurel. Not sure if that’s you? Give us a call at (410) 236-3027 or send us an email.

Gain peace of mind with your investment and ease the process of buying your new home. Schedule an inspection or get in touch with us at (410) 236-3027.