A proper ventilation system for the health and comfort of all who may be living in the house is very essential. Through my experiences as an interior decorator, I have come to appreciate the purpose of a well-ventilated home. Proper ventilation helps in getting rid of moisture, smoke, cooking odors, and other pollutants.
I use the following ventilation methods at my place: interior ventilation, structural ventilation, roof ventilation and foundation ventilation.
- Interior ventilation
Because the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry rooms are hugely affected by moisture and odors, I have put in place a number of fundamental exhaust units: bathroom and laundry exhaust fans and an exterior venting range hood.
I noted that it is much easier to remove greasy, smoky, and steamy air that requires duck work to an exterior vent. Many kitchens, for example, have large vents that only recycle stovetop air. Similarly, if you find that your kitchens’ wall contains grease, or your kitchen is smelly, then you need an exterior-vending exhaust fan.
Bathrooms require similar treatment when addressing ventilation. Install and exhaust fan if you note incurable mildew in the shower, a pungent smell, and also paint peeling off your wall.
- Structural Ventilation
I’ve used structural ventilation in my attic and basement. I always strive to keep moisture and heat from roasting my home, something that usually happens over a given period.
For my attic, the primary objective is to create an upward flow of air. The air moves in through the vents in the eaves and moves out through the vents located on the ceiling or nearer to the roof. Mobdro An important point to always remember is to clean your vents as soon as they get clogged.
- Roof ventilation
I’ve gone the extra mile and installed additional vents at the eaves and the ridge of the ceiling out of fear that it might get too hot and humid, especially in the summer. However, before I undertook this task, I consulted with experts for professional advice.
To ensure longevity, I have painted all the vents and screens, and also made sure the vent frame protects the screens. It is absolutely necessary to keep checking the condition of your vents so that excessively damaged ones can be replaced. Doing so allows free flow of air in the home, promoting health and hygiene.
- Foundation Ventilation
To further maintain a clean and healthy atmosphere in my home, I’ve fitted foundation vents in my bathroom and kitchen areas. These areas experience a lot of mildew, dampness and moist air which causes rot in the crawlspace. I was however faced with a tremendous challenge on the onset of this project – installing extra vents is such a daunting task! You need special appliances to cut through lumber, brick, and concrete. As such, having an expert to do it for you is the best course of action. A professional will install and make any necessary “cuts and incisions” that you would have otherwise really struggled with and potentially wrecked your home.