Sub Floor Ventilations Sydney
Sub-floor ventilation is one of the best methods to use in preventing pests from infesting a property. Since moisture related problems often lead to problems with pest control, it makes sense that preventing raised moisture levels will lead to the prevention of pests taking over. Especially wood decay, termites and certain cockroach species that favour higher than usual moisture levels, can be kept at bay using sub-floor ventilation.
There are many factors leading to abnormal moisture levels in the sub-floor area. Plumbing leaks and inadequate drainage are the two main culprits. Usually water from the soil, mainly in the sub-floor areas, evaporates and condenses on the cooler surfaces of the floor. But in cases of poor sub-floor ventilation, condensation builds up. This allows flooring timbers to gain moisture, increasing the risk of wood decay rot and a build-up of fungi and mould growth.
By having proper sub-floor ventilation, you can help reduce these factors and improve the overall health of your home. Many homes suffer from inadequate sub-floor ventilation but the owners are unaware that they have a problem. In many cases a building inspection or pest inspection are the first home owners hear about this. It is important to note that even though your home may be elevated off the ground, it doesn’t mean that you have adequate sub-floor ventilation. To keep the environment dry, there needs to be adequate air flow.
The advantages of adequate sub-floor ventilation
- It can improve overall health because it minimizes fungal- and mould growth, musty smells and wood rot.
- It provides a ventilated sub-floor helping to reduce the risk of termite attack.
Typical signs of inadequate sub-floor ventilation
- When you see grass and other vegetation growing from ‘inside’ the wall or soil building up, it is a clear indication of an underlying problem with sub-floor ventilation.
- If you enter a building and are greeted by a musty odour, it may be because of a sub-floor ventilation problem.
- The build up of mould and fungi on the walls.
- When floor boards start cupping, splitting or lifting, it may be because of excess moisture due to a lack of sub-floor ventilation.
Example of Mould
Example of Fungal Decay
Example of Condensation Sub Floor Timbers due to Inadequate Sub Floor Ventilation.
Example of Rising Damp Damage noted to interior
wall of a house
Some causes of inadequate sub-floor ventilation
- Concrete paths or patio flooring have been laid and are blocking the vents.
- There is no cross flow of air, which means the internal foundation walls do not allow ventilators to line up allowing air in and out.
Call Forensic Pest Management Services today to book an appointment. We will assist you with sub-floor ventilation.
There is more than one way of correcting sub-floor ventilation problems. By installing brass wire passive ventilators or fan forced ventilators, it will assist in creating cross flow, aid in the removal of musty smells as well as reduce fungi growth and mould in the sub floor area. By keeping the sub-floor area properly ventilated, you can also greatly reduce the risk of termite attack. A big advantage is that it requires minimal maintenance and running cost.
Arranging a site visit with Forensic Pest management Services is very important. We will need to assess your situation and see what type of building you have as well as its location. This process is important since we integrate our environment’s natural forces into our successful ventilation systems. From here we will professionally create the most efficient and effective solution to your sub-floor ventilation problem.
Forensic Pest Management Services’ main concern is to promote a healthy living environment for your family by:
- Reducing any dampness in the sub-floor area.
- Ventilating fresh air into the sub-floor area.
- Providing adequate circulation within the sub-floor area, thereby reducing fungal decay of the timbers.
PASSIVE BRASS WIRE VENTS
These vents enhance the ventilation but while doing so, it also enhances the building’s aesthetics. This is due to its availability in a range of colours and sizes. It allows high ventilation flow rates – a lot higher than the flow rates derived from standard terracotta brick vents. Being made of brass, these vents are resistant to corrosion and don’t need maintenance after being installed.
LOW VOLTAGE FAN SYSTEMS
These fan systems are ideal in situations where the natural wind is not forthcoming and doesn’t travel through passive vents. They are ideal for use in buildings such as sheltered dwellings, terrace houses, and enclosed buildings. These systems are very economic to run, while extracting humidity from the sub-floor area. By properly ventilating the sub-floor area with fans, the amount of moisture is reduced and musty smells evaporate. To help further reduce running costs, these systems are run on a timer.
DUCTED SUB-FLOOR FAN SYSTEMS
Ducted fan systems are designed to exhaust trapped air from the sub-floor. They are ideal when certain areas of the subfloor are inaccessible for natural air flow to occur. These fans come in many sizes to suit the size of the area to be ventilated, so they can be used in a small home or even a big apartment complex.
Do you want to know a great way to prevent pests from infesting your property?
There is a great way that you can prevent pests from infesting your property. A great way of doing so that gives you peace of mind knowing that your property is not going to become overcome by a pest infestation any time soon.
This method is called sub floor ventilation Sydney. This is a great way to make sure that your property is not going to become infested by pests anytime soon. Not only is it a great way to prevent any pests infesting your home, but, it is also great way to keep your family healthy.
You are probably wondering how this will keep your family healthy. Well, that is a simple one to answer because what sub floor ventilation Sydney does is it prevents dampness developing in the sub-floor area by making sure that it is well ventilated.
Cases of asthma and various other breathing conditions are already high enough and the last thing you need is an environment in your home that promotes those kinds of conditions, increasing the likelihood of your family becoming sick.
The other wonderful benefit of using sub floor ventilations Sydney is that by reducing the amount of dampness in the sub-floor area it also reduces the chance of a pest infestation, in particular termites. Termites can be one of the worst pests to infest any family home and the reason they are so dangerous is because it doesn’t take them very long to destroy a family home.
Sub floor ventilations Sydney is one of the most effective ways that you can keep your family healthy and your home protected. If you want to find out more about how this wonderful method can help you then get in touch with the professional pest controllers at Forensic Pest Management Services by calling 1300 360 457 today.