From washing bathmats to disinfecting the toilet, there are a number of precautions that we should take to keep our bathroom a nice and hygienic place. But did you know that good ventilation is absolutely vital for maintaining a healthy, mold-free environment? Here are a few things to look for in a bathroom fan, and a few facts about the importance of ventilation.
A constant flow of air is essential to ensure a well-ventilated bathroom. This can be created with a window, or more commonly, an extractor fan. The purpose is to provide airflow to remove moisture in the air to prevent humidity and things like mildew and mold growth. The airflow rate is also a very important factor to look at when choosing your fan or ventilation system.
Bathrooms are very humid places, especially if you have the whole family using one or two bathrooms on a daily basis. Excess moisture can cause the wallpaper or paint to peel off, mold and mildew to grow, and in some bad cases, it can even cause the door to warp. Mold spores thrive in warm and wet environments, and once they begin to grow, it’s difficult to get rid of them. Eliminate this risk by investing in proper ventilation that is adequate for the size of your room. If you’re finding that you’re experiencing a large amount of mold or damage, but you’re taking all precautions to remove humidity, you may be experiencing a water leak so it’s a good idea to call your plumber to check it out.
Nobody wants a smelly or musty bathroom, so their fans are vital to prevent this. An extractor fan helps to draw out bad smells and funnel in fresh air to keep your bathroom nice and pleasant. However, it’s important to remember that a fan won’t get rid of all bad smells, so make sure to maintain good hygiene and regularly wash your toilet, floors, and bathmat.
If ever you’re concerned that something’s amiss with your bathroom – whether it’s clogged drains, humidity, or poor ventilation – give us a call today and we’ll be happy to help!