If you’re about to sell a home, you’re required to conduct a thorough inspection and receive a CL-100 letter, which reports any visible infestations and damage caused by insects and decay. An inspector looks for termites and other wood destroying insects, while also examining wood moisture content.
If there is any evidence of active or past infestation by termites or other wood destroying insects or fungi, it must be reported in this letter. Many banks, lenders, and buyers will require any problems be corrected before buying a property. The same goes for moisture problems — if moisture levels are too high, some type of moisture control will be required. It is important to keep your home treated for termites and moisture to avoid any major repairs when you go to sell.