WDO/Termite & Organic Growth


Mold has gotten a lot of attention in recent years, especially in Florida where HVAC chillers and humidity result in long term condensation.  There are thousands of mold species in the world, most are not harmful, but a few can be deadly.  And the one thing they all have in common is the need for constant moisture to spawn their spores.  Sampling is done using a minimum of two main and one control test, which is sent to a lab for incubation and confirmation.



FUNGUS, ROT, SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES & DRY WOOD TERMITES are the major types of Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO) most commonly found in Florida.  Subterranean termites live in the soil beneath buildings, and migrate to the surface to fester on wood.  Classic signs are “mud tubes” they construct to transit between dinner and dwelling; they are controlled by treating surrounding terrain.  Dry wood termites are nomadic and migrate seasonally by flight. Once they settle a new home they shed their wings and begin their nefarious festivities.  They are removed by tenting the infested structure.  It’s best to bond a property before these problematic nuisances proliferate.


The US Congress banned the use of lead-based paint in 1971, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission followed with implementing regulations, effective in 1978. Additional regulations regarding lead abatement, testing and related issues have been issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Many older homes that were never remediated may still have underlying layers of lead paint.  Usually this isn’t a problem if the paint is never disturbed, and young children don’t live in the home.  However, when this is too unsettling for homeowners, it’s wise to have a lead-paint inspection performed to provide knowledge and peace of mind.


Swimming pools and summer time go together with barbeques and family outings.  Then a child drowns unexpectedly, and everyone’s world crashes.  One child drowns in a family swimming pool nearly every day in the United States.  Sadly, the responsible adults had all child safety precautions in place – or so they thought.  ProRite® works with the US Product Safety Commission and multiple non-profit organizations to thoroughly convey and incorporate pool safety into our inspections and reports.  Our focus is to keep your family safe, and well protected during your time in (and out) of the water.