Prevention is Key to Indoor Mold Issues
Because mold needs a source of water to sustain growth, preventing water is key in the fight against potential indoor mold issues.
Your Home’s Bathroom Fans are there for a reason
Naturally, we love to take hot showers. A hot shower produces steam in your house, and that steam consists of thousands of visible microscopic water droplets suspended in the air. Lingering moisture causes mold in bathrooms, typically seen on the ceiling above your shower. Ventilation is required to remove steam, otherwise it will condensate on hard surfaces and can linger causing dampness in surrounding areas of the bathroom.
A simple preventative measure
If you have multiple people showering every day, your shower can be a culprit to increased humidity levels inside your home or dampness in your bathrooms vicinity. That’s why bathroom vent fans are important. Their purpose is to remove excess moisture in the air produced when taking showers. When showering and bathing, use your bathroom’s exhaust fans. Don’t stop there, leave them running until the mirror is cleared.
QUICK TIP: Exhaust Fan Specs and Recommendations
A fan’s ability to move air is measured in Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM). The larger the CFM the more quickly humidity is removed. Most bathroom vent fans are rated from 50 CFM to 110 CFM.
RULE OF THUMB: For a bathroom W10’ x L6’ x H8’ the recommended vent fan rating is 63 CFM or higher
Check to see if it’s the appropriate size. Is it clogged with debris? Clean if necessary. The fan should be ducted to exhaust outside of the home. Also inspect the duct to determine if repairs are needed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEmXiaRnV_c : video on vent fans
If you are experiencing mold in your home, our team can clear up your concerns. We perform mold inspections and remediations as part of our whole-home indoor air quality approach, and we’re happy to answer any of your questions. Give us a call (706)310-0097 or contact us online at [email protected]