From taking a shower and brushing your teeth to washing your face and hands, it’s easy to see why bathrooms are the most humid rooms in a home. And because of this, it’s important that they’re well ventilated.
And a well ventilated bathroom goes far beyond having a window in the shower. To prevent too much humidity in your bathroom, you’ll need a ventilation fan that’s sized and installed correctly.
The Benefits of Good Bathroom Ventilation
Prevent mold and mildew.
Mold and mildew love the water. In fact, it’s the only thing they need to grow and spread. If your bathroom isn’t well ventilated, you’re more likely to have mold and mildew growth on your tiles, below your floor, and behind your wall.
It allows you to stay more comfortable.
No one likes humidity, especially in their own home. If your bathroom isn’t ventilated, it can make it feel hotter in warm weather and cooler in cold weather, which will take a toll on your cooling and heating bill.
Minimize bacteria growth.
Just like mold and mildew, many types of bacteria need high levels of moisture to grow. While controlling moisture can’t completely eliminate your chances of having bacteria present, it can significantly reduce your chances.
Healthy walls and floors.
Even the most “bathroom friendly” paint and tiles can’t withstand years of a humid bathroom.