Modern homes are very clever constructions and are far more complicated that being just four walls with a lid on. A modern construction will involve the use of well over one hundred different materials in the fabric of the building and the various parts of the design work like interlocking systems to make the property work in the best possible way. One place we often don’t think about this is under the floorboards, in the ‘sub floor’ space. Without good sub floor ventilation Askerswell properties can easily begin to suffer from unseen damage and mould build up which will often go un-noticed until costly and dangerous damage is done. Read on for a look at how the sub floor ventilation Askerswell needs works, and where Askerswell homeowners can turn for help when their sub floor ventilation isn’t working as it should.
What is Sub Floor Ventilation?
Askerswell homeowners may never have heard of sub floor ventilation, but it is an essential tool for the management of damp and moisture in the space below your floorboards. The ‘sub floor’ is a fancy name for the space beneath the floorboards of a property. This space is usually about 300-400mm deep, but sub floor space can vary a lot. Whatever size it is, the sub floor needs good ventilation to allow airflow through the space. Sub floor ventilation, Askerswell or elsewhere, is important because without it moisture can build up, and where there is an excess of moisture and condensation, mould, fungi and insect infestation quickly follow. Without adequate sub floor ventilation Askerswell homes can quickly succumb to rotting floorboards, structural damage, damp and contaminated air.
The sub floor ventilation Askerswell homes need works by low pressure air pockets outside of the property drawing air out through ‘airbricks’ in the outer membrane of the property. As the air is drawn through the sub floor ventilation, air is simultaneously pulled into the sub floor space through any cracks or gaps to keep a steady flow of air that protects against mould and damp.
Unfortunately, many modern home improvements can actually stop sub floor ventilation. Askerswell homes with modern features like carpet, tongue and groove floorboards, double glazing and central heating have removed natural routes for sub floor ventilation, and so it is important for homeowners to make sure that they have enough sub floor ventilation.
Askerswell Sub Floor Ventilation
Askerswell property owners who want to make sure that their sub floor ventilation is up to scratch can turn to the local damp and moisture specialists, Bio-Kil, who are based in the Bournemouth area of Dorset. With over thirty years of property care and remedial building experience, Bio-Kill are able to provide the best sub floor ventilation Askerswell properties need. With easy to arrange surveys and professionally certified engineers, Bio-Kil provide a professional but friendly service for all sizes of property. Whether you are moving house, renovating or just want to check, contact Bio-Kil for the best sub floor ventilation Askerswell has to offer.