Good subfloor ventilation provides multiple benefits to the occupants and the building itself.
Over time, undesirable substances, like mould grow in subfloor areas. Mould interacts with humidity and dampness in the subfloor area to let off an odour which is not only unpleasant to the senses but, in a concentrated form, can affect the health of the occupants. Once the subfloor area is engulfed, this odour will eventually make it into the living area through the floor.
Effective subfloor ventilation will rectify this situation by extracting dampness and odour. Envirofan has been solving these kinds of problems for years. Since the 1970’s, Solarfan subfloor ventilation has been doing the same thing.
How does good subfloor ventilation help as a termite control mechanism?
There are many reasons termites invade a dwelling as they look for food. One attraction for termites is moisture. Even the ‘Termite Inspection Report’ AS 3660 will verify that attention must be given to good subfloor ventilation as this discourages termites from establishing themselves within the property.
There is no silver bullet to this problem. However, by paying attention to effective subfloor ventilation this is one less thing that termites will be attracted to. Any reputable pest controller will give attention to subfloor ventilation as a holistic approach to termite inspections and eradication.
How does good subfloor ventilation help the building?
Building materials that are porous such as wood, will be damaged by damp (moisture) as the cells in this material expand become soft and disintegrate. Now this will not happen overnight but when exposed over longer periods moisture will have an impact