To prevent unnecessary dampness and the negative results from it in your home, you need to take preventative measures at your house. While providing the interior of the foundation with a waterproof layer on the walls is a start, adding a sub-floor ventilation system enhances your damp-proofing efforts in a highly efficient fashion. In fact, a system such as this helps to create a healthier home environment. For your convenience, we offer you further facts about how this system accomplishes this task in the following details.
What Is a Sub-Floor Ventilation System?
A system for sub-floor ventilation works in a similar manner as the ones for roof ventilation do in that it allows fresh, dry air into the under-floor area to force the damp air from this area. It utilizes fans or pumps, moisture-resistant ducts and sound-insulated ducting to perform its function. When you install this type of system in your house, you prevent the build-up of moisture from occurring inside the house.
How Excessive Dampness Affects the Structural Integrity of Your House
Without the correct ventilation and other damp-proofing methods, the excessive dampness slowly can ruin the structural integrity of your home. First, it will cause the foundation to weaken to the point of cracking or even crumbling, but then, it will seep into the wood framework of the walls, sub-floors and even ceilings, and this can lead to premature rotting. Repairing damage such as this is expensive and time-consuming.
Installing a Sub-Floor Ventilation System Keeps Your Home Environment Healthy for All Who Enter It
Excess moisture in a home can also cause mould and mildew to grow and thrive on top of the above structural damage. When people live in houses where either is present, they can develop respiratory and other health issues. Also, dampness is an ideal breeding ground for disease-causing pathogens, which can negatively affect a person’s health and well-being. By installing a sub-floor ventilation system, you minimise the amount of moisture in your house to the point where mould and mildew will not proliferate and as a result, you will ensure a healthier home environment for you, your family, and your guests.
For further details about how a sub-floor ventilation system can keep your home structurally sound and provide a healthier home environment, contact Damp Controllers PTY Limited. We offer non-toxic damp proofing, sub-floor ventilation systems, fans and ducting, and more. Our company strives to deliver quality results regardless of the magnitude of your situation. No job is too small or too large for our company to handle in the proper fashion.