Because ventilation will remove or prevent the build up of damp, mould and fungi and here’s why that’s so important.
Poor air quality can make respiratory conditions worse. One of the most common causes of asthma, allergies and sinus conditions is bacteria, which grows from mould, fungi and mildew. Cleaning the inside of your home thoroughly and regularly is important to prevent the growth of mould but also remember the often forgotten sub floor may be the source of the problem and is worth investigating.
Moisture under timber floors causes buckling and cupping of the floor boards. These floor boards have absorbed so much moisture they have expanded and with no other direction to go, they lift up.
In this case the moisture in the timber floor boards has caused so much sideways expansion that it has cracked the wall outside.
Black marks around nails in floor boards are due to the moisture in the floor joists rusting the nails and leaving a stain.
Ventilation is vital in minimising the opportunity for timber pests such as termites to establish themselves within your house. Termites are attracted to damp areas, poor sub floor ventilation may cause conditions that attract termites to a building and cause damage to timbers as shown below. Improving ventilation is a simple step to make your home less susceptible to termite attack and wood rot, which can be very expensive to repair. In the event termite treatment is required, it is important that it be performed by licenced professionals. Please visit our other website Livermore Pest Control for more information.
Not sure if you need to improve your ventilation? Call or email us. We can visit your home and assess your sub floor. If any work is required our technician will provide you with an obligation free written quote on the spot, or some advice on how to make your existing ventilation work more efficiently. As Sydney’s longest established company installing vents for improving ventilation to sub floor areas, we have a wide variety of systems to deal with almost any situation.