Bath Ventilation

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Unpleasant odors, mold, and mildew, are just a few of the conditions that can result from poor bathroom ventilation. Because of all the humidity generated in these spaces inadequate bathroom ventilation can even contribute to mold and mildew problems in other areas of your home.  One sure way to rid the bathroom of unwanted odors and excess moisture is with an exhaust fan. Exhaust fans are rated in cfm’s, or cubic feet of air moved each minute. You’ll want a fan with a cfm rating that is at least 10 percent larger than the floor area of the bathroom you plan to use it in. When the fan is installed be sure that the exhaust duct takes the steam completely out of the house, and not just into the attic. Otherwise, you’re simply moving the humidity problem from one location to another.


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  • mick Says:
    July 23rd, 2017 at 9:06 am

    while putting down the moisture barrier is it acceptable to glue the outline of the barrier and tape the seams? Does it matter what kind of tape? Also, wandering if it can be layed over tile flooring installed in 1960?

  • Arbab Says:
    January 4th, 2012 at 12:51 am

    1st of all i wd like to say thanks to u. Sir how shd i get the “Laminate Flooring” while me belongs to Pakistan ? plz give me detail rply..

  • Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    February 5th, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Hi Tina,
    Tile is still your best bet has far as the most durable flooring material. Be sure to seal the grout, once it’s cured, to prevent stains.

  • Tina Shelton Says:
    February 4th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I have a renter house and I have tile on the kitchen floor. The tile was installed in 1960 and it still looks good as far as shap but it is out of style and I want to put in something that will hold up to renters. The house is on a crawl space. What would you do?



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Bath Ventilation