The Importance of Installing Sub-Floor Vents
Moisture-related problems lead to pest problems and preventing moisture build-up on your property is a great way to prevent these. Sub-floor ventilation is an excellent method to prevent pests from getting attracted to your property and building nests and breeding there. Termites, some cockroach species as well as wood decay can be kept at bay by getting the right type of sub-floor ventilation systems installed. We at Forensic Pest Control have seen how severe pest infestations can surface on a property that doesn’t have sufficient sub-floor ventilation.
What Causes Excessive Moisture in Subfloor Areas?
There are a number of different contributing factors that lead to excessively high moisture levels in the sub-floor spaces. Poor drainage and plumbing leakages are the two main causes. Generally, water from the soil (typically the sub-floor space), evaporates and begins to condense on the floor’s cooler areas.
However, if the sub-floor ventilation is inadequate, the condensation will begin to build up. This causes the moisture to accumulate in the timbers which increases the chances of wood rot and decay as well as mould and fungi build-up. When you have sufficient sub-floor ventilation, it helps reduce these problems which improve the overall health of the home.
A large percentage of homes suffer from insufficient sub-floor ventilation, but most people aren’t aware that this problem even exists. More often than not, homeowners become aware of this problem only when they are getting a building or pest inspection done. It’s important to keep in view that even if your house structure is elevated off the ground, it doesn’t indicate that the sub-floor ventilation is adequate. An adequate flow of air is required to maintain dryness in the sub-floor spaces.
Sub-Floor Ventilation- The Benefits
There are a number of benefits to getting sub-floor vents such as:
- Helps reduce mould and fungal growth, wood rot and musty smells
- Improves indoor air quality in your home
- Reduces the chances of a termite infestation
Signs That You Need Sub-Floor Ventilation
- Vegetation/grass growing from within the walls
- Soil building up near the walls
- Musty odour in the house
- Fungi and mould build-up on the walls
- Floorboards begin to sag, split or cup
Types of Sub-Floor Ventilation Systems
If you have noticed any of these signs in your home, it’s an indication you need proper sub-vents installed. We not only provide excellent pest control services but can also help with sub-floor ventilation. Our team will visit your property and provide tailored solutions that meet the needs of your property. The different features we can install include:
- Brass vents
- Low voltage fan systems
- Ducted sub-floor fan installations
When we handle this job, you can rest assured that we will complete it in the best possible way, using top quality materials and workmanship. For any more information about our expert bird control and other pest control services, call Forensic Pest Control at 1300 360 457. This online form can be used to send queries and we will call back shortly.