Why You Need a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Why You Need a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

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Do you have an exhaust fan in your bathroom but not really sure what it does? Or maybe you know what it does, but you’re not really sure if it’s effective. And even less effective is simply not using one if you do already have one in your bathroom.

The primary function of an exhaust fan is to remove moisture from the air. And, as we all know, bathrooms can get pretty darn damp.

But there is a lot more that these great fans can help with when it comes to our bathrooms.

Odors.  When you have an unpleasant odor in the bathroom, turning on your exhaust fan can draw out those odors making it a much better experience for the next person entering your bathroom.

Humidity. If your bathroom continues to have high humidity, especially if you don’t have an adequate window, you will begin to see some damage resulting. The paint on your bathroom walls may begin to peel and, you may even see doors and baseboards begin to warp. Another occurrence with high humidity is the issue of mold. Mold can grow very rapidly and is difficult to get rid of once it takes hold. If you find you already have mold, an exhaust fan can help slow down the growth rate by removing some of the build up of spores.

Fumes. When you clean your bathroom, you are putting those cleaning fumes into the air, which can be unsafe. The exhaust fan can pull those fumes out of the room making it less likely to inhale those fumes.

Maintenance of your exhaust fan is important in order to keep in clean and in working condition. And, if not properly installed, there can be other reasons for a lack of effectiveness.

If you hear any rattling or a loud fan, it is quite likely that the fan was not installed correctly. And, if there is a lack of insulation, you can also see a lot of heat escape into the attic.

You may want to consider calling a professional when you decide to have a bathroom exhaust fan installed to ensure that your investment creates the efficiency you were looking for in your bathroom atmosphere.

As always, if you have any questions, just give us a call!


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