If your bathroom has mold, mildew, deteriorated plumbing fixtures, peeling paint, failing drywall/framing or cabinetry and doors that are warped you could benefit from the installation of a ventilation exhaust fan.
Exhaust fans that are connected to the duct work help the flow of air. Good air flow means less moisture and condensation. If your duct isn’t connected to an exhaust fan in the bathroom(s), the moisture in the air is sucked into the attic or crawl space and redistributed through your home causing mold to form.
A lot of condensation and moisture in the bathroom could be due to a damaged exhaust vent. Like, for example, when an exhaust fan is disconnected from the duct work or when there is no roof cap. If there is no roof cap to release the moisture in the air, then all of the moisture is being released in the attic. In other words, exhaust fans must be connected to a duct that is connected to a roof cap.
Benefits of an Exhaust Fan
- Improved indoor air quality – fans provide an environmentally friendly space which will lessen the chance of family health problems and make a fresher smelling bathroom. Many factors create a bad air environment such as: pets, smoking, mildew, mold, dust mites, viruses and bacteria, cleaning materials and beauty spray products. If the air inside becomes stale due to infrequent circulation then it may become hazardous for human health; it may turn into a breeding ground for bacteria.
- Reduce future maintenance and remodeling expenses – there can be a large cost to ignoring the harmful effects of too much humidity in a bathroom; mold, mildew and deterioration of walls, doors, ceilings, fixtures and cabinetry. Decreased longevity factors of bathroom components such as wooden doors and wall paintings and expanded wooden doors making it hard to properly close the bathroom door. That mold and mildew can also begin to degrade the structural integrity of your home.
- Help to keep mirrors from fogging up –a vent fan will dramatically lessen this problem.
- Improved decor: modern ventilation fans have been designed to look good and be good quality at reasonable prices.
To find out more about bathroom and whole-home exhaust fans, or to schedule your free estimate contact Advanced Property Contractors LLC.