Bathroom

Does Your Bathroom Have Adequate Ventilation?

Bathroom ventilation isn’t just a fancy term for airing out smells. It’s a necessary way to keep your bathroom sanitary and safe for you to use. If that sounds shocking we’ll explain why adequate ventilation is a must have for your bathroom.

Why the Bathroom Specifically?

It probably won’t surprise you to hear that your bathroom is the wettest room in your home. This is the key reason why you need ventilation. Ventilation disperses that water from your bathroom, preventing the problems that result from the excessive buildup of moisture. The main issue we see with these is the presence of mold.

Mold can grow in as little as 24 hours from the right conditions. Humidity about 50% is one of those requirements. Even without the presence of mold, high humidity can cause issues with your walls.

What Can You Do About It?

It’s important to get a quality installation from an HVAC pro to ensure adequate ventilation of the bathroom. If you’re noticing it’s not quite as good as it should be, give our pros a call or mention it on our next visit.

Beyond installations, you need good habits. Remember to run your bathroom fan as much as possible, especially while the shower is in use or you’re using hot water. If the rest of your home has low humidity, opening the bathroom door a crack while you shower or just after you shower can distribute humidity throughout your home.

Harkins has you covered for all your HVAC needs. If you need AC or furnace repairs, an indoor air quality assessment, or any other HVAC-related work, fill out our form online or call Harkins at (225) 217-2241. Our technicians are trained in cleanliness and take the utmost care and caution when helping your home.

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