Sub Floor Ventilation

In buildings with a suspended floor that have an air space below the floor, it is important that there is sufficient movement of air in this space. Insufficient ventilation can put your property at risk and can result in many issues including damp floors, a musty smell, mould and mildew growing on walls.

When these areas become damp with high levels of moisture they are highly conducive to a termite attack. To prevent this from happening one of our professionals can inspect your sub-floor areas and provide ventilation solutions specific to your property.

Why Pink?

  • Over 36 years experience
  • Qualified professionals - no subcontractors
  • No mess, no fuss
  • Fully licensed & insured
  • Australian owned & operated

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Our Sub-floor ventilation treatment

We provide a comprehensive treatment that includes:

  • We provide an on-site, obligation free quote
  • We carry out a comprehensive assessment of your sub-floor ventilation
  • We provide recommendations to improve the sub-floor ventilation where needed
  • We supply and install a customised sub-floor ventilation system
  • We continue to assess the outcome of your sub-floor ventilation system during your annual termite inspections

What are the risks of poor sub-floor ventilation?

Fungal Growth

If the airflow is not adequate, the moisture level in the subfloor space will increase and timber will absorb additional moisture. As the EMC increases in timber, sapstain and mould fungi will begin to grow; this is particularly the case when the moisture level reaches around 18%. When timbers reach a moisture content of 20% decay fungi can grow which causes the timbers to rot and can lead to complete failure and collapse of the timber floor.

Termites & Moisture

Termites require high levels of moisture and damp subfloor areas are highly conducive to termite attack. Where very moist conditions are present, termites can devote all of their energies to attacking timber rather than bringing moisture in. Increased moisture levels are also conducive to attack by borers (wood boring beetles).

Other Indications & Issues

Damp under floor areas can create a number of problems within homes which include a damp or musty smell inside the home, mould and mildew growing on walls and ceilings, mould growth on leather goods such as shoes in built-in wardrobes.
It is generally accepted that a dry home is a healthier environment than a damp one. There is a general feeling of “wellbeing” in a dry home. There are a number of health issues that have been linked to living in a home that contains mould.

Ventilation of Subfloor Spaces

It is not uncommon for underfloor spaces to have insufficient ventilation. Ventilation can be improved by either passive or active ventilation. Passive ventilation utilises vents placed in the external wall of buildings. This may also require making openings in internal subfloor walls to ensure that a crossflow of air is achieved. Active ventilation involves fitting electrically powered fans and ducts that can be used to either push air into or, suck air from, a subfloor. These can then be attached to a timer so the hours of operation can be controlled.

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Less than 24 hours after contacting them, Pink Canberra were able to come and inspect my house for rodents. I appreciated that they explained what they were doing and pointed out the possible need... for termite protection too. Will definitely use again!read more
Kat T
Kat T
PINK Termite and Pest Experts - thank you Such AMAZING customer service!!!
Prompt, efficient, caring, friendly and very thorough with their scope of work. Dan Beverley inspected my home and he... was an absolute pleasure to deal with ( thank you)

Absolutely 5 stars from me, I would 100 % recommend the PINK Termite and Pest Experts
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Shayne S.
Shayne S.
Very efficient service from initial booking and phone calls the day before and day of booking. Dan was very professional and friendly on the day. Very informative. Great experience all round really.
Michael W.
Michael W.
Truly amazing customer service. If there were 6 stars I’d give them that. They were here within the hour after we called… calm, friendly and reassuring.
Emma H.
Emma H.
Very professional, super easy to get sorted and the staff were very friendly, prompt and effective. Would recommend
Cane V.
Cane V.
Thank you Pink and Marc for your professional and thorough service would highly recommend you guys
Susan D.
Susan D.
Great service which was professional and comprehensive. Such experience and knowledge in this industry and a company you can trust.
Steven S.
Steven S.
Mark was on time & completed an inspection for us and gave a detailed report as well as undertaking our yearly pest pray. I’m glad we decided to go with Pink & will do so in the future.
Josh H.
Josh H.
On time and friendlyWould recommend Pink for this service
Alison G.
Alison G.
110% recommended Pink! Rat/Mice Bait

I contacted the company yesterday (Sunday) and within an hour Tindara (I assume from customer service) emailed me back to organise for someone to come on... Monday!
She followed up first thing on Monday morning and booked me in for Monday afternoon (today).
Mark came. He was very nice and knowledgeable. First time we have had this done and he explained everything. Made sure I was comfortable before he started laying the baits.
After it all, he explained the process now that the baits are down and answers all my questions.

If you are wanting it done, would recommend Mark and Pink.
Thank you Mark and Tindara
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