Exhaust fans are items in our home that we don’t really care about. Yes, we always see it doing its work in the kitchen or in the bathroom and we are contented to know that it helps to refresh the air in these rooms. Aside from keeping the air clean and fresh, we don’t know anything else about it.
Exhaust fans do a lot more things that we don’t actually see. If you look at your kitchen exhaust fan you observe that it makes the air clear of smoke and takes away the smell of food. Have you ever imagined what your kitchen would look like if there was no exhaust fan.
First, steam will condense on your cupboards and walls, and we know that moisture encourages the growth of molds and mildew. Another thing that you will observe is that you kitchen will start to smell of different kinds of food and the smoke and oil will begin to stain your walls. This is not something that we have imagined not having an exhaust fan in the kitchen. And that is not all. If you have onions, potatoes, and other vegetables outside, they will rot fast because there is too much moisture in the air.
Your bathroom exhaust also has more function that simply taking the odor out of the room. Your bathroom will increase in humidity because of the constant use of water. When this humidity goes throughout your house, you wood work can get damaged. You will observe the growth of fungus and mildew in parts of your home.
And this is why bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans are very important. And these fans should have ducts that goes out the house. Blocking of these ducts or if they don’t terminate outside but inside the house will make moisture pool in. This can cause water damage to the surrounding areas. The consequences of not having a functioning exhaust fan in the bathroom includes growth of molds on the walls, peeling paint or wallpaper, marks of moisture on our roof and tiles, front on the windows, rust on the shower head and other fixtures made of metal.
IT is important for your garage to also have an exhaust fan. Garage exhaust fans are very important although they are not used as frequently as the fans in your kitchen and bathroom. It is not only your car that is in the garage but you also store a lot of other items there. If you keep items in the garage like textiles and wood, then if there is moisture, molds will be encouraged to grow in them. This can lead to health problems if these spores are breathed in. It can cause asthma and allergies in children and fungal infections in adults. You don’t encourage the growth of molds if there is an exhaust fan in the garage itself.