Why you shouldn’t ignore Moisture in your Nashville Home

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Water is a crucial element and a fundamental building block that sustains life. When it is directed to major drainage systems, it can provide a much-needed substance to humans by aiding in cooking, washing clothes, and bathing. However, there are times when water isn’t so useful. If water surrounds or enters your home via the basement or foundation, it can create the perfect conditions for pests and rodents to enter. Pests and rodents need water to survive just like humans, and it is why you shouldn’t ignore moisture in your Nashville home.

Homes are typically built with a drainage system called gutters. The gutters are a critical element as they keep water away from your home that could potentially damage your foundation. The drainage also helps prevent water from entering any other openings, like cracks or gaps in your exterior. By draining the water away from your home, you can rest assured that there will be less risk of water damage. But, that doesn’t mean that having a set of gutters along your roofline will prevent water from entering your home.

Water can enter through your home’s foundation, crawlspace, or basement. It may happen slowly at first, and you may not even notice puddles or evidence of any moisture at first. But you likely will smell that notorious scent of mildew. It’s best to take care of any moisture problems immediately because they will only get worse as time goes by.

Moisture in your home or business can cause a myriad of issues. When moisture damage occurs, it creates the perfect environment to attract pests such as spiders, ticks, fleas, earwigs, silverfish, and mosquitos to survive and flourish. In addition, mold and mildew can grow to create an unhealthy environment for your family and your pets.

Water makes the wooden structure of your home damp. Once the wood is damp, it can lead to wood rot. In turn, the rotting wood is very attractive to carpenter ants, termites, rodents, and other pests that chew on wood. Therefore, moisture will not only damage your home but make it more susceptible to a pest invasion.

As pests begin to chew on and eat the wood, it creates holes around doors and window frames. These openings pose a greater risk for water or other pests and rodents to enter your Nashville home or business. In addition, the damage that is created can weaken the structure of your home and cause extensive repair expenses.

When holes and openings begin to appear from moisture or wood damage, other rodents will begin to make your home its Nashville home. Rodents can cause a lot of damage throughout your home, from chewing through your belongings, bedding, carpets, and clothing to invading your pantry in the search for food. Pests and rodents can carry harmful bacteria and diseases, and some can even bite or sting you or a family member.

Keeping the area around your home dry and pest-free is a critical component in maintaining your home and protecting its value. Ameri Care Services can help you protect your investment with multiple services such as basement or crawl space moisture control, ventilation systems, dehumidifiers, and sump pumps, just to name a few. Our certified pest control technicians are trained to address the moisture in your Nashville or Murfreesboro home. Call (615) 893-7111 today for a complimentary evaluation of your home or business by one of our certified technicians so we can help you protect your property.