Importance of Bathroom Ventilation Fans

2/6/18

Your bathroom exhaust fan doesn’t get much credit for all it does for you. You also probably don’t leave it on as long as you need to post-shower, which is at least 30 minutes to get rid of all the moisture buildup. It doesn’t just control moisture and humidity, it also controls odor, and gets rid of harsh chemical cleaners that release compounds into the air. Read below for the main functions and importance of bathroom ventilation fans.

Moisture and Humidity Reduction

Controlling moisture and humidity is the main purpose of a bathroom exhaust fan. Without it, excessive amounts of moisture can ruin bathroom walls by causing paint and wallpaper to peel, and in extreme cases, cause woodwork on door frames, and windows to warp.

Bathroom exhaust fans also keep mold from accumulating. Mold loves moisture and can grow rapidly in a damp environment, making it very hard to eliminate. As mentioned above, keep your fan running for about 30 minutes after showering or bathing to avoid these issues.

Odor Regulation

In addition to controlling moisture, bathroom fans also do a lot for ventilating odors from the room. Without a bathroom exhaust fan, there would be nowhere for odors to escape except for out into the hallway and surrounding rooms. Nobody wants that.

Indoor Air Quality Control

Sometimes you need to use some heavy-duty cleaning supplies to get your bathroom sparkling. Aggressive cleaning supplies contain chemicals that can cause health issues if inhaled. This can be an issue, especially if you have a smaller bathroom. The exhaust fan will rid the space of harmful chemicals, as well as mold spores, helping your indoor air quality stay safe.

If you find you don’t want to use your fan because it’s too loud, or makes strange noises, or other reasons, it’s probably not installed properly. Contact us today to properly install a new bathroom ventilation fan or to fix your current one. We install fans from Panasonic, including WhisperGreen Select models.

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