4 Smart ways to keep your Crawlspace Dry, Safe, and Ventilated this Season

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Winter in Middle Tennessee can be unpredictable. Temperatures may be mild, or we could get several inches of snow. Although it’s more likely that we will get a wintery mix that ends up causing a mess on the roadways and a headache for homeowners. Melted snow and ice during the winter, paired with heavy rains during the spring, can lead to flooding, water damage, and mold in crawlspaces. It’s best to plan ahead, which is why we’re sharing four smart ways to keep your crawlspace dry, safe, and ventilated this season.

Encapsulation System

Professionally installed crawlspace encapsulation systems aim to prevent moisture and water intrusion, mold growth, pests and help lower your energy bills. Crawlspace encapsulation is much more than a vapor barrier. It’s a complete system designed for your home’s specific needs. It will ensure your crawlspace remains dry, safe, and clean, void of water damage. Your home may benefit from crawlspace encapsulation if you notice dirty or damaged insulation underneath your home, have open crawlspace vents, smell musty odors, see mold or moisture damage, have pest problems, or rotten wood.

Professionally Installed Crawlspace Dehumidifiers

We live in an area of the country that experiences a great deal of humidity, especially during the warmer parts of the year. While it might be good news for your skin, it isn’t so great for your house. Humidity is the culprit of moisture accumulation in crawlspaces and basements. A professionally installed humidifier by SaniDry can remove three times as much moisture in the air than competitors and has a two-stage filtration system that removes micron-sized particles from the air. Plus, SaniDry’s system does this without using a lot of electricity, so you won’t have to worry about a surge in your electric bill.

Sump Pump Installation

Whether due to a drainage or runoff issue, if water accumulates in your basement or crawlspace, you might benefit from a professionally installed sump pump. Sump pumps are designed with an automatic on and off switch that runs the pump as soon as it senses water. This prevents water backups and floods from occurring inside your home or basement. The water is pumped outside your home to an area that won’t just lead right back inside again. Ameri Care uses some of the best sump pump brands on the market, including TripleSafe, SuperSump, and SmartSump. Hiring a professional to install your sump pump is an investment worth making!

Annual Basement or Crawlspace Inspections

Even if you don’t have a crawlspace humidifier or sump pump, you could still benefit from an annual inspection. At Ameri Care, we offer free crawlspace and basement inspections in Murfreesboro. As a courtesy to you, we will send one of our qualified technicians to your home to determine if your crawlspace or basement has moisture or mold problems. You never know how the weather and environment could impact parts of your home that remain unseen throughout the year. Don’t live in fear that your crawlspace might be riddled with moisture or mold. Contact Ameri Care today for a free crawlspace inspection in your Nashville home.

A damp or wet crawlspace can make allergies or asthma worse. Plus, it can cause the wood framing to rot, making your home susceptible to damage from wood-destroying insects, and lead to structural concerns that could make your home unfit to live in. Ignoring moisture issues in your crawlspace also makes your home more attractive to other common pests such as spiders, ants, and rodents. Skip the hassle and call Ameri Care, an award winner crawlspace waterproofing company in Murfreesboro. We’ll help you keep your crawlspace dry, safe, and ventilated so that you won’t have to worry about moisture or mold problems.

We also service homes and businesses in Nashville and Hermitage. To schedule your complimentary crawlspace inspection, please call our office at (615) 893-7111.