What Is the Purpose of the Exhaust Fan in Your Bathroom?

Excessive moisture poses a significant risk of damage to your bathroom, making it important to regulate humidity levels. One effective method to control moisture and mitigate the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria is by installing an exhaust fan.

Why Do I Need a Bathroom Exhaust Fan?

1. Odor Control

Exhaust fans can quickly draw out any unpleasant smell (phew!). So, one of the main reasons bathroom exhaust fans are necessary for a bathroom is to control the smells and odors.

2. Reduce Humidity Levels

Reducing moisture in our bathrooms is crucial for our health. Lowering humidity not only helps prevent mold and mildew growth but also prevents paint or wallpaper from peeling and doors from warping.

3. Control Fumes

Bathrooms are cleaned with unnecessary chemicals to make sure they are spotless and clean. This is great, but breathing in those fumes can take a toll on your health. Also, if you have a mold problem, the spores will stay in the air unless an exhaust fan is installed.

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Do Bathroom Fans Actually Help With Smell?

Yes, bathroom exhaust fans can help with removing unpleasant odors. When you use the bathroom for activities like using the toilet or showering, odors can linger in the air due to the presence of bacteria and other particles. Bathroom fans work by circulating the air, which helps to remove these odors by venting them outside of the home.

What Do I Need in a Bathroom Exhaust Fan?

There are three things to consider when it comes to buying an exhaust fan. First, you want to make sure you have the correct air movement capacity for your size bathroom. 

  • Less than 50 square feet = 50 CFM (cubic feet per minute)
  • 50 to 100 square feet =  1 CFM per square foot.
  • More than 100 square feet = Add CFM requirement for each fixture
    • Toilet = 50 CFM
    • Shower = 50 CFM
    • Bathtub = 50 CFM
    • Jetted tub = 100 CFM

To learn more about the benefits of bathroom exhaust fans and your home, call Dean’s! Our trained technicians are qualified in air quality and offer online specials for customers in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding metro area.

Upgrade your bathroom’s ventilation with Dean’s Home Services in Minneapolis today, and enjoy fresher, healthier air for years to come! Give us a call or contact us online to schedule services. 

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