Does mold continue to reappear around your bathroom no matter how often you clean? Do your windows routinely fog up? When moisture issues occur, indoor air quality is compromised and damage to your home is inevitable. This can happen when your bathroom (or a small room) doesn’t receive adequate airflow. By improving the ventilation in your bathroom, this problem can be remedied in no time.
Improving the Ventilation in Your Bathroom
A qualified contractor can inspect your ventilation needs and determine the best course of action. In most cases, a pro may try one or more of the following solutions:
- Ensuring there’s a space between the bottom of the door and the floor. There should be at least a 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch gap between your bathroom door and floor for some air exchange. The jam may be lifted using spacers to bring your door up to the appropriate level.
- Giving your windows a boost. If the air outside isn’t moving enough to naturally ventilate the room, a fan can be used to help draw it in. The fan should be placed in the door opening with its backside facing the room, so it can pull the air inside.
- Installing a passive vent. You can do this by installing a ceiling or wall grill in a windowless room. Such vents don’t work mechanically or electrically and are able to connect to your existing ductwork. You can then turn on the furnace fan when you’re not using the heating or cooling function to increase circulation.
- Turning on your air conditioning or using a fan. Through-the-wall or windowless air conditioners can be used to create effective airflow in windowless rooms. In rooms that have windows, an air conditioning unit installed in the window, or a fan, can do the job.
- Adding more insulation. Insulating your floor and exterior wall, as well as sealing air leaks and removing plants, may also improve ventilation in your home.
Do you need help improving the ventilation in your bathroom? Please feel free to contact Rinaldi’s Air Conditioning Service in Orlando anytime.
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