Most homeowners have a bathroom ventilation fan. Very few people actually use it. That’s unfortunate because this unassuming appliance helps reduce moisture to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.
Here are five reasons why you need to make a point of turning on the bathroom fan every time you shower.
1. Freshens the Air
All bathrooms succumb to unpleasant odors. Attempting to eradicate unpleasant aromas with chemical-based deodorizers only further compromises your indoor air quality. Turning on your bathroom fan brings in fresh air while pushing out the stagnant stuff. The room smells better naturally, and indoor air quality is improved because chemicals and other pollutants are removed from the space.
2. Dehumidifies the Bathroom
A steam shower is a wonderful way to relax. You even appreciate the warmth of the heated steam after you pat yourself dry. Reality sets in when you realize that you only have 30 minutes to get dressed, eat, and make it across town to attend that appointment. Engaging your bathroom fan quickly dispels the steam in the room making your bathroom mirror usable again.
3. Helps to Prevent Mold Growth
Mold is a type of fungus that can cause respiratory problems when its spores grow out of control. Mold needs high levels of moisture, warmth, and a supply of organic material such as wallpaper, drywall, or wood to grow. Your bathroom supplies all of these things and is the perfect incubator for mold. Your bathroom fan helps to quickly bring down humidity levels so that mold doesn’t have a chance to grow out of control.
4. Saves on Costly Home Repairs
When you don’t use your bathroom fan, excess moisture can accumulate causing damage to wood baseboards, window sills, and floorboards. Besides being a breeding ground for mold, moist wood attracts termites. Remediating mold, replacing wood, and getting rid of termites are costly repairs that can be avoided when you regularly use your bathroom fan.
5. Add Supplemental Lighting
Most modern bathroom fans come with light fixtures. A bathroom fan with light adds supplemental ambient light to your bathroom without taking away from the room’s decorative theme.
Bottom line: Today’s bathroom fans come with a host of technical features such as motion and humidity sensors. They also come in different sizes to meet the needs of your particular space. In short, the ventilation fan makes your bathroom more functional and convenient. Depend on EJ Plumbing for all of your plumbing needs. To schedule your appointment, call (650) 513-8852.