Is it possible that dirt could come up through the hardwood floors?

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Our house was built in 1953 and is pier and beam we have the original hardwood flooring. I love it but I sweep constantly and that is why the I ask that question because I don't know where some of this dirt and dust is coming from.
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  • Norris720 Norris720 on Jun 18, 2017
    Tammygrace77Hometalker - Yes it is possible for dust to enter through the floor. Hardwood floors usually have opening around the perimeter of the walls for contraction. If there is not a vapor barrier between the wood flooring and sub floor it is possible with your house built on pier and beam. What is the ventilation in your home? Dust and dirt can also enter your house through your duct work. (Check filter)

  • Norris720 Norris720 on Jun 18, 2017
    Tammygrace77Hometalker - Yes it is possible for dust to enter through the floor. Hardwood floors usually have opening around the perimeter of the walls for contraction. If there is not a vapor barrier between the wood flooring and sub floor it is possible with your house built on pier and beam. What is the ventilation in your home? Dust and dirt can also enter your house through your duct work. (Check filter)

  • Pat Pat on Jun 18, 2017
    I had a house once time that had the terrazzo tiles laid on dirt and it came up through the cracks in certain places. Does your hardwood flooring sit on dirt? If not, I doubt that dirt will come up......do you have pets, a family member that works out in the soil, kids? Houses do get dusty and dirty, I know.

    • Tam 15076171 Tam 15076171 on Jul 04, 2017
      No kids or dirty family members LOL and it doesn't sit on the dirt but, I do live next to an empty lot that is nothing but dirt.

  • Rol15851510 Rol15851510 on Jun 19, 2017
    Are you sure it's dirt? It could be termites.

  • Pamelalounsbery Pamelalounsbery on Jun 19, 2017
    yes very possible get a brush for hardwood floors for your vacuum. I always vacuum mine

    • Tam 15076171 Tam 15076171 on Jul 04, 2017
      Thank you I didn't know they had such a thing till you said that and I went online to see if one was available for my vacuum and it is so guess who ordered that LOL Thanks again for the suggestion!

  • Tam 15076171 Tam 15076171 on Jul 04, 2017
    Hey Thanks everybody for your thoughts and suggestions!

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jul 04, 2017
    n but through the screens it could close windows