Why is my Basement getting Water in it

why does my basement get water in it

Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Discovering water in your basement can be more than frustrating. In fact, water that leaks into your home causes damage to the home’s structure, to your belongings, and may even jeopardize the health of your family when mold develops. It can be difficult to track down the source of the leak and once you find it, you may not have the know how to put a stop to it on your own. Here are some reasons why your basement may be getting wet. What is causing the water in my basement? Unless water is entering the basement via a leaky pipe or roof, the …

Can Termites Return

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN It’s the main question every homeowner who has experienced termites may ask, “will the termites return?” After all, termites are so small and begin their work in unseen areas only to leave you with a heap of stress and expensive treatments. If you have already dealt with termite destruction and shelled out your fair share of cash for treatment and repairs, you undoubtedly may be wondering if termites can return. Your Nashville termite experts at Ameri Care Services would like to shed some light on this popular question. Unfortunately, termites can return, and if you have previous termite damage, your home may be more likely to …

Pest Proof Your Home this Winter

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN We are definitely into the thick of winter. With single-digit temperatures, one would think that there is no concern for pests. Wrong! While summer brings about pests such as mosquitos, wasps, and ants, we cannot escape pests during the winter. Mice, cockroaches, and spiders may find their way into your abode. Here are some tips to pest-proof your Nashville home this winter. Remember, pests are more than just a nuisance; they can harbor diseases that could transfer to humans. This is not something you want to experience for you or your family members as these diseases can trigger asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses. Pests will …

How Winter Freezes Affects Your Home’s Foundation

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Living here in Middle Tennessee means we experience different seasons throughout the year. Although we did not experience a brutal winter like in years past, we certainly had our fair share of nights, and even a few days, that dropped below freezing this winter season. When changes in temperatures occur, it can actually have a profound impact on your home’s foundation. Spring is the perfect time to address these concerns not only for safety reasons but to prevent moisture and pests from entering your home. Your Nashville area waterproofing service company, Ameri Care Services, is here to discuss how winter freezes affect your home’s …

Are you Attracting Termites to your Home

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN Many homeowners are aware that termites exist but assume their home is safe, or that a termite infestation will never happen to them. While a termite invasion can strike any home, there are five specific things that attract them. Once you know how to avoid these mistakes, you are one step closer to keeping your home termite free. Middle Tennessee’s pest control company, Ameri Care Services, has got some tips to help ensure that you are not attracting termites to your home. Firewood and Wood Piles Many homeowners that use a wood-burning fireplace or that have a fire pit outdoors will keep stacks of firewood or …

It’s Winter Where are all of the Mosquitos?

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN Most people assume that these cold winter months kill off mosquitos. After all, we don’t see them around in subfreezing weather. While wintertime means we don’t have to worry about these pesky, blood-sucking insects, it doesn’t mean that they are gone until summer. Here is what happens to mosquitos during the winter, and how you can prevent a future hatching problem when spring arrives. As temperatures begin to drop below 50 degrees, female mosquitos deposit their eggs into water has low as half an inch, where the eggs will remain suspended under water until early spring. Once spring arrives with frequent rainfalls and warmer temperatures, the …

Termite Letter – An Important Step in Buying a Home

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN The warm, humid climate of middle Tennessee makes it a perfect breeding ground for subterranean termites or wood destroying insects. While this is probably the last thing on your mind when buying your dream home, it shouldn’t be. Your pest control company of Murfreesboro, Ameri Care Services, is here to tell you why getting a termite inspection is an essential step in buying a home, even a brand new one. Termites cost homeowners nearly $11 billion a year in damages. This is an astounding figure! Since termites prefer to feast on rotten wood, it could be a long time before you notice any signs of these …

Waterproofing my Basement

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN If you have a basement, the last thing you want to see is moisture or water seeping through the walls or floor. Waterproofing your basement is an excellent way to ensure your home maintains structural integrity, that your family stays safe from mold toxins, plus, a dry basement means peace of mind. Here is what to expect when preparing to hire professionals to waterproof your basement. How much does basement waterproofing cost? The cost of waterproofing a basement may range from $150 to repair a small leak, to $1,000’s to install a sump pump and repair extensive damage to the foundation. The overall cost …

Do you have Termites? Here’s how to Tell

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN You probably associate swarming winged termites with warmer months such as during the spring and summer, but that does not mean they are only active during that time. Spotting these winged insects around your home could point to the signs of an infestation that could otherwise go unnoticed for years until the wood damage is so severe that it leads to catastrophic damage to your home. Although this time of year you may not see termites swarming, keep an eye out for signs that you may have an underlying termite infestation. Live Termites Termites resemble large ants with shorter legs. They may even look like larva …

Are Pest Control Treatments Safe for Kids and Pets

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN This is a common question we get when it comes to treating homes especially. If you are like most people, you probably associate “pest control” with the use of chemical treatments that are often assumed to be harmful or toxic. At Ameri Care Services, our approach to treating pests in your home (or business) is more of an integrated pest management approach – a safer solution to managing pests inside of your home. Every day we expose ourselves to chemicals that are toxic to our bodies. For instances, we clean our homes with cleaners without using protective gloves, we pump gasoline without wearing protective clothing, use …

What Happens to Insects During the Winter

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN We can already tell that the seasons are changing, not just because we feel it, but we see it happening as certain insects make their way inside. Many bugs go unseen during the winter months. What exactly are they doing? It is called overwintering, which is basically like hibernation where the insects go dormant. To prevent them from freezing to death, some insects have antifreeze chemicals in their blood, or they hide under rotten logs, piles of leaves, under tree bark or other natural places. Overwintering insects can become a nuisance as they make their way into your home. While some insects may only hide under …

Dealing with Winter Pests

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN You may think most all pests hibernate during the winter. While some do, certain pests simply move indoors to find warmth and food, those pests being mice, cockroaches, and spiders. As a home or business owner, here are some tips you can practice to keep these pests from coming inside during the winter. House Mice The most commonly encountered rodents in the U.S. are house mice. They prefer to nest in dark, secluded areas such as your basement or attic. This fury pest can cause significant damage to your property and belongings as they can chew through right through drywall or electrical wiring – causing a …