Bathroom Fans: A Necessity

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Flip the Switch!

Your bathroom exhaust fan is installed for a reason and oftentimes, many people underutilize them. Whether this is due to forgetfulness or idleness, we here at Tip Top Drain Pros & Plumbing Experts recommend you kick this bad habit and remember to flip the switch before hopping in the shower or taking care of business.

Exhaust fans bring in the air from your bathroom and move it through the vents and out of the home. Here’s what they can do for you:

Reduce Smells

We all go #2, there’s no denying that. So when you have to go, the fan is your new best friend. Turn it on to keep air circulating and to eliminate the unpleasant smell. This will leave it fresh for the next person and avoid any awkward situations after flushing!

Reduce Humidity

Shower steam creates an excessively moist environment that will surely take a toll on your bathroom and it’s cleanliness. The surplus of moisture can cause paint and wallpaper to peel or wood to warp.

Additionally, a steamy bathroom will leave mirrors foggy. While this is a minor inconvenience it can be irritating nonetheless. The exhaust fan is there to take out all of that moisture and protect your bathroom from slowly deteriorating.

Reduce Contaminants

The most important thing your exhaust fan does is reduce contaminants in your bathroom. Warm, humid, and wet spaces produce mold, mildew, and other microorganisms growth and your bathroom is an ideal breeding ground when not protected with your exhaust fan.

Mold can cause a myriad of health issues such as:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Headaches
  • Other respiratory problems

The chemicals used to clean the bathroom can have similar effects when breathed in over time. On cleaning day, be sure to use your fan to keep from inhaling harsh chemicals and feeling sick.

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