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What's the deal with that Bathroom Fan?

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

Building Services What's the deal with that Bathroom Fan? A Clean Fan is a Happy Fan

Bathroom fans are a unique part of your home’s overall health.  Oh sure, “getting that smell out” is one of the obvious benefits of the fan but it provides more than a clean smelling bathroom.

Did you know that a bathroom fan that’s used one hour a day will exhaust over 2,000,000 cubic feet of air a year, or the equivalent of the air inside 1,000 homes?

The moist air that is created when you take a shower or bath can combine with spores and all kinds of organic materials that are brought from the outside into your home.  This can increase the occurrence of microbial growth , which has shown to cause several health conditions.

Exhausting this moist are from the structure helps keep moisture levels low.  To be efficient , though, the vent on the fan should be cleaned and inspected on a regular basis to allow for proper air flow.

Turn the fan off at the switch or circuit breaker before removing the vent cover.

Remove the cover by pulling down until the cover is several inches from the ceiling.

Press the spring loaded wire clips, found on two sides of the cover, together then remove the clips from the slots in the fan housing.

  • Use a vacuum to clean the vent of lint and debris.

    Use an extension attachment to vacuum out the cavity of the fan.
  • The last step is simply replacing the vent cover and testing it out with a flip of a switch!