If you lack adequate building or basement ventilation, it can be detrimental to your health and to the condition of your property. But the right ventilation system can make your home a lot more comfortable, and not to mention, save you money.
Here are some of the benefits of having a good home and basement ventilation system.
Prevents Moisture Build-Up
Without a solution like a ventilation system, water can build up as condensation and cause a range of problems, including blistering wall paint, peeling wallpaper and the growth of black mold. Equally, if anyone in your household has an underlying health issue, such as an allergy or respiratory condition, good ventilation will provide the home and basement with moisture control, which will significantly lower health risks.
Helps With Pest Control and Allergies
Pests, like dust mites, love damp areas in the home. The more humid your home is, the more of a chance you’ll have of attracting mites, which can cause allergies and other problems with the respiratory tract. The house dust mite is a major cause of allergies and other respiratory conditions, such as asthma — an effect that’s not well known. Up to 50% of asthmatic patients can be sensitive to and affected by house dust mites. Likewise, insects, such as termites and millipedes, also love moisture. By keeping your home as dry as possible, you keep these critters out. Don’t let these pests affect your family.
Stops the Growth of Mold and Mildew
With the right ventilation, mold and mildew won’t have a chance of growing in your home, as it needs moisture to grow. Those slimy black spots on your shower curtain aren’t just unsightly; they can also have a negative impact on health — again, with regard to any underlying health conditions, like allergies or asthma.
If moisture gets into the metal in your home, it will rust, while wood will rot. At the same time, when timber begins to warp, it can cause door and window frames to change shape, making it nearly impossible to close them properly.