Sub-floor ventilation is a vital part to the protection of your home. If ventilation is poor the under floor of your home can be damp. Dampness in the sub-floor of a home can cause fungal decay to timbers and may increase the susceptibility of your home to termite infestation.
To improve the ventilation to the underside of your home a ventilation expert should be consulted to investigate the best option for your home as there are several factors that determine the type of ventilation system that would best suit your home.
When you are selling your home it is important to ensure that all areas of your home are in good order. Most purchasers will contract a building inspector and/or a pest inspector to check your home for defects. During a building inspection and/or a pest inspection a good inspector will carry out a full inspection of the sub-floor. To avoid poor ventilation being a defect within these building and pest reports it is advisable to check and address any issues prior to listing your home.
If you have recently purchased a property and the building report and/or pest report advised of poor ventilation or inadequate ventilation to the sub-floor space of your home it is important to make improvements to protect your home from further damage. Issues that can be caused by poor ventilation are fungal decay, increased threat of termite attack and dampness odours emanating into your home.
Ventilation improvements that can be provided by a ventilation professional are the installation of vents or the installation of exhaust fans. It is important that the correct type and size ventilation systems are installed in order to be effective in your home. It is advisable to consult a few ventilation experts in order to determine the solution that suits you, your home and your budget.
Property Care Connect can connect you with Ventilation Specialists that service your area.