Facts About Mold

Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, TN Top Facts You Should Know About Mold and Mildew Mold can affect your health and some symptoms include asthma, allergic reactions, and other respiratory ailments Mold the only way to truly control mold indoors is to control the moisture in your home If you have a mold or mildew problem then you must control the moisture after having a mold remediation or clean up done. You MUST fix the source of the water to prevent future mold and mildew growth Damp or wet areas must be cleaned within 24-48 hours to prevent mold and mildew growth If you have mold or mildew …

Why Get a Termite Inspection?

Nashville, Murfreesboro and Mt. Juliet TN Question:  Why Should I get a Termite Inspection? Answer:  Franklin, TN area homes are just like any other home when it comes to termite inspection and treatment. Having your home inspected by a trained professional is a must. A termite infestation can be hard if not impossible to detect to the untrained eye and signs of the termite problem is almost always in a very hard to reach area of your home. All of the property that contacts the ground and every part of the structure that is wooden must be inspected for termites. Concrete and masonry floors must also be inspected for signs …

Insects vs. Bugs?

Nashville, Murfreesboro and Mt. Juliet TN Question: Can you settle an argument? My wife told me that a spider is not an insect. Is she pulling my leg?  Answer: The bug world is tricky; all insects are bugs, but not all bugs are insects. So, technically, your wife is correct. According to the Big Bug Book, here are the facts. Insects (Hexapoda or Insecta) have six legs. Spiders (Arachnida) have eight. Insects eat lots of things, even plastic, paper and lint. Spiders eat mostly insects. Insects have antennae in order to smell. Spiders don’t, they sense through bristles on their legs. Insects usually have wings. Spiders do not. Insects have …

Mold and Mildew Control

Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, TN Mold is common both inside and outside. Mold and mildew can be brought into your home on clothes or by open windows, doorways and even your heating and air systems. Mold and Mildew prefers moist environments like a leaky crawl space or basement. Some of the steps you can take to help control mold and mildew are: Keep the humidity level low in your home especially in your crawl space or basement. Consider using a basement or crawl space dehumidifier. Repair leaks and cracks in the foundation of your property and around windows and doors entering your crawl space or basement. Make …

Nashville Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing

Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, TN Ameri Care Services is proud to offer basement waterproofing, crawl space waterproofing and mold clean-up, mold removal, and mold inspections/testing in Nashville for over 20 years. We offer CleanSpace Crawl Space encapsulation by Basement Systems to ensure your basements and crawl spaces are dry and mold free. Our basement and crawl space waterproofing system has been tested with many satisfied customers in the Nashville area. A wet basement can cause many headaches for home or business owners, protect your family and investments with an Ameri Care Services basement and crawl space waterproofing solution today. Keeping moisture, mold and pests out of your …

Musty Crawl Space

Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, TN What can be done about the musty smell in my home? I think it’s coming from the crawl space. Answer:  Many homes built in the middle Tennessee area suffer from poor moisture management. The musty smell is most likely coming from the crawl space. Crawl Space mold and mildew exist because of excess moisture and mold can cause allergies affecting your family’s health. A plumbing leak, poorly installed vapor barrier, water intrusion in the crawl space, or just warm humid air entering the crawl space resulting in condensation could be the source. Alone or in combination these conditions will lead to mold …

Mold Inspection and Clean Up

Help I have mold in my crawl space! Cookeville | Bowling Green | Franklin | Jackson Question:  Our home is for sale; the buyer paid for a Home Inspection, and his report said we had mold or a mold like substance in the crawl space. What are they talking about, and what should we have done? Answer:  You are not alone; we get calls every day with the same question. Many homes built in the middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky suffer from poor moisture management in the crawl space. The mold is most likely aspergillus or penicillium, both very common types of mold found in crawl spaces. Crawl Space Mold, …

Crawl Space Moisture Barriers and Waterproofing

Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, TN Question from a long time Ameri Care Services customer in Nashville Tennessee.  She writes, “I’ve been one of your customers for years and have recommended you to friends and family.  However, recently I received a phone book with a magnet on the cover saying “you fix crawl spaces”. I had a plumber under the house back in the summer, and he said I had some standing water in my crawl space; is this a problem?” Answer from Tom Swett owner of Ameri Care Services.  He says, “It’s not uncommon for most houses in Middle Tennessee to get some standing water. If the …

What Kind of Spider is in My House?

Nashville, Murfreesboro and Mt. Juliet TN Question from Nashville Tennessee Resident about spiders: All this spider talk has made me a little nervous. I was watching TV last night when down from my ceiling pops this tiny, yellowish spider like he was saying hello. I freaked out and swatted and don’t know where he landed. Is this a spider I should be concerned about? Answer from Ameri Care Services owner and general manager Tom Swett Without seeing the spider, I can’t be certain, but sounds like you were paid a visit by the Yellow Sac Spider.   Like most pests, as the weather gets colder and it becomes more difficult to …

Top 5 Pest Control Concerns?

Nashville, Murfreesboro and Mt. Juliet TN Q: What would be the top five pest concerns during the summer and early fall?   Answer: In a recent survey, homeowners sounded off about the pest that concern them most and pose the biggest threat to their health and safety during this time. Mosquitoes came in on top followed by ants, ticks, wasps and hornets. Spiders rounded out the top five. We suggest the following: Since pests invade from the outside by way of vegetation and structural guidelines that run along your home, make sure tree branches, shrubs and plants are trimmed back away from the home. Check for and seal off any …

Mold Removal and Prevention

Mt. Juliet, Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Question from a Knoxville resident about mold in the crawl space. Our home is for sale; the buyer paid for a Home Inspection, and his report said we had MOLD, or a mold like substance in the crawl space. What are they talking about, and what should we have done? Answer from Ameri Care Services Your not alone, we get calls everyday with the same question. Many homes built in the southeast suffer from poor moisture management. The mold is most likely aspergillus or penicillium, both very common in the crawl space. Crawl Space Mold can cause allergies and affect your family’s health. These conditions exist because of excess moisture. This could be from …

Termite Inspections & Treatments

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