The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house because of its functionality and importance for your daily activities and routine. This is one of the busiest and hardest working venues in the house that is the reason why it is considered a salient and important selling point of your property.
There are necessary things that you can do in the bathroom which would boost its quality and ensure its smooth and hassle free function. Ventilating this venue is of utmost importance because good and proper ventilation could reduce the growth of molds which slowly but surely damages the structure of your home. Bear in mind that excessive and habitual moisture is one of the root causes of molds and mildews and this condition is quite prevalent in bathrooms.
In order to keep the quality of the structures through avoiding molds and mildew and to prevent possible smells in the room, here are few of the simple, practical and easy ways on how to ensure proper bathroom ventilation.
It is very necessary to assess and determine what the square footage of the bathroom is. This measurement will clearly give you the idea of what to use to ventilate the room with the most appropriate resources to use. For instance, if the bathroom is measured up to a hundred square feet, then you should install an exhaust fan which could approximately provide 1 CFM every square foot. In other words, it could change the air eight times per hour.
The aforementioned resource is only good for bathrooms with a maximum space of 100 square feet. If your bathroom however is more than the suggested area, then you needed to consider not only the square footage of the venue but also its components and fixtures. In this case, you may also look into other structures in the room which includes the shower, toilet and bath tub if you have any. It would need 50 CFM for each of these fixtures with the exception of the jetted bath tubs that necessitate 100 CFM.
If you have a centrally located bathroom, you can prefer to install 150 CFM for the entire place in order to provide substantial ventilation to keep the moisture level low and thus avoid any moisture buildup and mold growth in the process.
It is important to locate the fans near important fixtures which are most prone to moisture buildup and dampness such as the toilet, shower or bath tub. It is also important that the exhaust fan is far from the fresh air which may permeate in the room to provide proper ventilation. You can allow the passage or entry of fresh air that could facilitate the proper ventilation in the room through providing more space beneath the bathroom door.
After the exhaust fan is installed, do not forget to allow it to operate and run for at least 20 minutes in order to thoroughly aerate the venue and allow it to dry out. This is important especially after you took a shower or bath.
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