Bathroom Exhaust Fan Installation
Professional Bathroom Exhaust Fan Installation
No home is complete without a bathroom exhaust fan. Adding a new exhaust fan is a quick and easy way to reduce moisture, airborne pollutants, unwanted odors and eliminate mold and mildew build-up.
A professionally-installed exhaust fan will pull stale air out of the room while pulling fresh air in from other areas of your home. If your bathroom is well-ventilated, you’ll have a better chance at stopping any mold from growing.
The Dangers of Mold and Mildew
Mold loves bathrooms. Stagnant water, high humidity, dark corners and hard-to-reach spaces make these environments the perfect breeding ground for mildew and mold.
Many of these molds are harmless, albeit unsightly. No one wants to enter a room and see mold growing along the walls and in the cracks between tiles. Even the harmless ones can cause mild skin irritation and breathing difficulties in those with pre-existing respiratory conditions.
Then there are those mold species that are actually dangerous and can pose serious health risks given long-term exposure. The most well-known example is Stachybotrys chartarum, more commonly known as the black mold.
Symptoms of Black Mold Exposure
- Postnasal drip
- Dry, scaly skin
- Itchy eyes, nose, or throat
- Nasal congestion
If you have asthma, it can be even worse, possibly triggering an attack. Watch out for the following signs of a mold-induced asthma attack:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness
The number one recommended strategy for preventing the growth of mold in the bathroom is to frequently run an exhaust fan. See below for more benefits of a bathroom exhaust fan.
The Benefits of a Bathroom Exhaust Fan
- Mold Prevention: Mold thrives on moisture and humidity. An exhaust fan will dry your bathroom out by removing the moisture, making the environment less hospitable to toxic molds.
- Odor Control: It’s no secret that odor can be a problem in the bathroom. Waste matter, moisture, and mold make the perfect breeding ground for unpleasant odors. Install an exhaust fan to get that air cycling through. Get fresh air in, and unpleasant odors out.
- Airflow: Anyone who has finished a steamy shower knows that airflow in a poorly ventilated bathroom can be a problem. With an exhaust fan, move stale air out and fresh air in for a healthier, more pleasant atmosphere.
Don’t wait to get an exhaust fan. Your houseguests will thank you.
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