Exhaust Fans: The Benefits of Bathroom Exhaust Fans

You hop out of the shower, wrap the towel around your waist, and let your body surround itself with the hot steam of the bathroom. Yes, it’s a great feeling; getting all toasty again before drying off and leaving the room. But did you know that steam can be doing more harm than good for your walls, shower curtain, bathtub/shower stall, and your tiles? If you don’t have bathroom exhaust fans in your bathrooms, you are putting you and your family’s health in jeopardy! Seriously, I wouldn’t make this stuff up.


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Benefits of Bathroom Exhaust Fans


  • Prevents Mold and Mildew

Your bathroom is breeding ground for mold, mildew, and other nasty bacteria when you aren’t properly ventilating the air. Have you ever seen that black build-up around your tub or around the tiles on the floor and walls of your shower? How about that pinkish scum? When a bathroom isn’t ventilated, this type of bacteria is present, and when inhaled, can be very dangerous for one’s health.

Mold and mildew grow when there is moisture in the air. Bathroom exhaust fans pull this moisture out of the air, preventing the build-up of mold and mildew that grows on places like your tiles, tub, and shower curtain. Installing an exhaust fan in your bathroom will give you more time to play outside in your backyard with the family, and less time scrubbing tiles and shower curtains.


  • Prevents Remodeling and Repair Expenses

Have you noticed your bathroom wall’s paint chipping away or bubbling up? Maybe you noticed discoloration on the ceiling over your shower stall. Over time, the humidity and moisture from your bathroom can damage your paint, decor, cabinets, and ceiling. Installing a simple exhaust fan allows you to save on costly bathroom remodeling expenses and repairs. Wouldn’t you rather be vacationing in the Caribbean than shelling out thousands of dollars to re-do your bathroom? I know I would.


  • Keeps Air Fresh and Clean

Exhaust fans also remove those foul-smelling odors that can linger in the bathroom. If you want your bathroom staying fresh and clean, including the air, installing an exhaust fan is a great choice.


Bottom line, get a bathroom exhaust fan. Mold and mildew are health hazards for you and your family, and can also make it difficult if you are selling your home later down the road. Prevent the costly repairs and remodeling expenses, and make sure the air in your bathroom is breathable.

The licensed master electricians at KB Electric LLC can provide many options for different types of exhaust fans that are best for your bathroom. We can even add a timer to the switch that controls it so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to shut it off. Call us today!