Adding an Exhaust Fan to the Bathroom Hernando MS

Adding anexhaust fan to the bathroom is preventative medicine. This room requiressome type of ventilation to avoid potential damage. Continue reading to know how to add an exhaust fan to bathrooms.

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Adding an Exhaust Fan to the Bathroom

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It is important to have proper ventilation in your bathroom for your safety. Photo Credit: IngaMun

Adding an exhaust fan to the bathroom is preventative medicine. This room requires some type of ventilation to avoid potential damage. Constant exposure to moisture without air circulation can cause mold and mildew to form. Plus, steam can blister and crinkle paint. The best way to steer clear of these hazards is to mount an exhaust fan in the ceiling .  Follow these basic instructions for fan installation.

  1. Drill a reference hole in the ceiling. The best location is between the toilet and the shower. Try to situate the vent between two ceiling joists. If that fails, the vent kit should come with extension bars to attach to the nearest two joists.
  2. Mark and cut lines. Measure the inside dimensions of the vent fan. Then cut a square in the ceiling; ideally, it should be a tight squeeze. This will be the intake port for the fan. Be sure to wear safety goggles as you jigsaw the opening.
  3.  Positioning the fan and attach duct. We’re back in the attic at this point. Secure your fan to the ceiling joists; 11/2 inch screws should do the trick. Now attach the 90-degree vent duct to the fan housing opening. Next, take a couple of measurements to make sure the connector duct can reach either the house soffit or the roof.
  4. From the attic, measure where you would like to start the outlet hole. Set up your extension ladder on the out side of the house and set dril...

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