The American bathroom is undergoing a major renovation. The standard 5’x8′ bathroom with a tub and shower combo is giving way to a spa-like setting with artistic styling and unique materials. Bathroom ventilation however, is frequently underpowered to handle the steam, humidity and warm temperatures that result, and won’t prevent the bathroom mold and mildew that can follow.
Warm temperatures and lots of humidity make a bathroom a hot spot for mold and mildew growth. Uncontrolled humidity can cause allergy problems and damage windows, walls and ceilings by encouraging the growth of molds, mildew, bacteria, dust mites, dry rot and insects. To prevent your bathroom from becoming a Petri dish, you’ll need a powerful bathroom vent fan.
- Toilet: 50 CFM
- Shower: 50 CFM
- Bath Tub: 50 CFM
- Jetted Tub: 100 CFM
- Install a 50 CFM bath vent fan over the tub, one in the shower and one in the water closet. This method is very effective and will provide ventilation where and when it’s needed.
- Or, install one 150 CFM fan. The air will then be pulled through the entire room and exhausted at a central location.