It’s no surprise that a ton of moisture can build up in your bathroom, especially if you enjoy a particularly hot shower or soak in the tub. The extra moisture is not something we can avoid, and over time it can do considerable damage to the room without the proper protection and ventilation. This comes in the form of the exhaust fan that’s usually in the ceiling of the bathroom. Here’s what you need to know about this highly underrated feature of the bathroom.

How does the fan work exactly?

The exhaust fan has a huge role in the bathroom. When it gets turned on, the fan pulls the air through the vent duct, and out of the roof of the house or another area of the house, depending on how your house is set up. There are several features that can be included with the vent, especially if you tend to forget to turn it on. Some of these include:

  • A timer that turns on at specific times to help keep the room regulated.
  • A sensor that turns on when it senses the humidity is rising in the room.
person installing air vent

Why is it important to use EVERY time you take a shower?

Without proper ventilation, you run the risk of long-term damage to the bathroom. This can include:

  • Mold and mildew build-up
  • Warped wood
  • Wood rot
  • Soften drywall
  • Peeling wallpaper or paint & more!

Every time you take a bath, shower, or even clean, it’s important to turn on your exhaust fan to avoid extensive repairs down the line. While picking materials appropriate to use in the bathroom is important, the bathroom ventilation system will end up saving money in expensive repair bills in the long run.

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