Fan out your Bathroom
The bathroom is the wettest room of the house. Showers and baths often leave the walls coated in
a thin layer of moisture. Left unattended, the moisture can lead to mildew growth and poor air
quality. The obvious solution is a bathroom fan or window.
While the installation of a window will also add natural light to the room, it will likely require the
skill of a professional. The installation of a bathroom fan is generally a weekend job that most
people feel equal to. Basic bathroom fans can be bought for under a hundred dollars and for more
you can purchase energy efficient fans and fans with lights.
Bathroom fans work by sucking the hot and moist air out of the room and forcing it outside
through a small vent in the roof. This is a necessity for almost any bathroom, especially those
without bathroom windows. The removal of some of the moisture and heat will make it harder for
mildew to grow in your bathroom.
Bathroom fans, like all other bathroom updates can be found at home remodeling stores and
online. Unlike the fans of old, the new bathroom fans are quiet, subtle in appearance, and easy to
install. Mildew control can be hard, especially if you live in a damp climate, but having a bathroom
fan will make the battle a little easier.
Having a mildew free bathroom may be a challenge of monumental difficulty as there will always
be something growing in that one little tile crack, but any efforts that are made to reduce the
growth of mildew are well worth the cost. Mildew growth, if left alone, can have detrimental
effects on air quality, so it is important to have good air circulation in the bathroom. Insanitation
of a bath fan is an easy step toward a cleaner and healthier bathroom.