Your home is the single most important investment that you will ever make. In most cases, the lender or the buyer of the home will require a Wood Infestation Report (often called a “termite closing letter” or “a termite clearance letter”) or a CL-100. The W.I.R. Report is used to report the presence or absence of any wood-destroying organisms, or their damage. The inspection for fungi, decay damage, and excessive moisture is limited to those parts of the structure that are below the level of the first main floor. Any termite infestations, other wood destroying insect infestations (such as beetles), and decay fungi conditions must be included in this report.

The complete report should be read by all concerned parties, paying particular attention to the introductory statements and the conditions governing the report, which are printed on the back, should read the complete report carefully. You should know that Wood Infestation Reports are difficult to perform correctly at best. Termites are capable of finding the only possible entry point into a structure. They only need 1/32 of an inch crack between mortar joints and concrete expansions joints to enter a structure. In addition, termites can access a structure through masonry voids such as hollow block and double brick. They can infest finished floors covered by vinyl flooring or carpeting, interior walls and other inaccessible areas not visible to the human eye. That is why it is important to understand that disclosure of infestation and/or damage can only be reported on what is visible and accessible for inspection. The South Carolina Wood Infestation Report is not a warranty or guarantee to the absence of wood-destroying organisms; rather it is a report of the apparent absence of these wood-destroying organisms at the time of inspection.

Gressette Pest Management Company, Inc. employs highly trained commercial and residential inspectors that have years of experience dealing with local realtors, and we stand behind each and every W.I.R Report that is issued. Please call us for any real estate inspection that you may need.