Cold Times Call for a Home Pest Inspection That Can Save You Thousands

For most people, their home is the largest investment they will make  in a lifetime.  Whether or not your home will last a lifetime or even ten years depends upon how you protect it today.There could be seemingly harmless conditions in, under and around your home that are destroying your foundation and insulation causing floors to warp, mold to grow, the roof to crack and paint to peel. Excessive moisture guarantees you will run into at least one of these problems throughout the year.

Because of this, Erica Brister, President of U.S. Pest recommends people take advantage of U.S. Pest Protection’s complimentary inspection for wood destroying fungus in their home.

According to Brister, Wood destroying fungi destroys more wood in homes than fires and termites combined. Keeping the wood in your home dry and away from moisture is vital to the health and longevity of the structure.

The average crawlspace emits 19 gallons of water vapor PER DAY seeping into the structural members of your home, which we can inspect for no charge!”

Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe from Moisture Damage:

  • Keep wood away from direct contact with the soil. Always keep a vapor barrier between the ground and wood.
  • Properly seal your basement and make sure it is waterproof. If the humidity in the basement gets too high, a dehumidifier should be installed.
  • Crawlspaces should be professionally ventilated or encapsulated due to the continuous supply of moisture from the ground.
  • Rain gutters should be regularly cleaned and maintained.
  • Downspout extensions should be used to carry water away from the foundation.
  • Standing water in crawlspaces should be removed and remedial action should be taken to keep it out.

Get a Home Pest Inspection from U.S. Pest

Some of the services U.S. Pest offers to protect your home from expensive damages include Moisture Shield, Wood Treatment, Ventilation Systems, and Encapsulation. Wood destroying fungi and termite devastation are not commonly covered under homeowners insurance and is not bias to only old homes.

There have been many cases of newer homes with this problem that could leave you robbed of a large sum of money or, even worse, homeless.” For more information on how to get your complimentary home inspection, call U.S. Pest at (615) 590-1260.

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