Wood is a biological material. If protected from moisture and insect attack, it can last for centuries. When wood is not properly protected, however, it will succumb to biological processes that decompose wood: insects that eat the wood or fungi that cause rot and decay. These processes are included in a group of Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO) that Downey Inspections is trained to detect.

Damaged wood

The most damaging insects that attack structural wood are termites. Their activity results in damage and control costs that exceed $1.5 billion per year nationally. Beetles are the next important group of insects that attack wood, while bees, wasps and ants are third in importance, depending on geographical location. Wood-inhabiting fungi are another group of organisms that occasionally cause problems.

Downey Inspections can inspect your home for WDO and provide a report on any infestations located. This inspection can be done along with a home inspection and radon testing or as a standalone service.

Downey Inspections is trained and certified by International Association of Certified Home Inspectors to conduct WDO inspections.

Downey Inspections is located in Norfolk, Nebraska and services the general northeast Nebraska area. Call or email us for more information or simply tell your realtor you wish to use Downey Inspections.