Somehow, we take exhaust fans for granted. 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. That is all that we know about exhaust fans in our kitchen and bathroom.
There are actually a lot more things that exhaust fans do that are not visible to our eyes. Smoke is cleared in the kitchen and the smell of food is easily taken away because the exhaust fan is working. What would happen if there was no exhaust fan in your kitchen?
The first thing that you will observe is the growth of molds and mildew and this is because steam condenses on your cupboards and walls causing moisture where molds and mildew thrive. Different kinds of kitchen smell will stay in your kitchen and your wall will get stained by the trapped smoke and oil. We haven’t really imaging our kitchen looking and smelling. And that is not all. Soon the vegetables that are out like your potatoes, onions, etc. will start rotting quickly due to the presence of too much moisture in the air.
IN the same way the bathroom exhaust fan does not only take the odor away but much more. With constant use of water, the bathroom will have more humidity. Woodwork around your house can get damaged because of high humidity. Fungus and mildew will also be observed everywhere.
Now we see why exhaust fans are important to our kitchen and bathrooms. The ducts of the exhaust fan should be outside the house. There will be a moisture pool inside if the duct is blocked or if the duct does not terminate outside the outside. Water damage can happen to the surrounding areas. Growth of molds, peeling paint or wallpaper, marks of moisture on the roof and tiles, frost on the windows, marks of moisture on the roof and tiles, frost on the windows, rust on the shower head and other fixtures made of metal.
Your garage also needs an exhaust fan. Garage exhaust fans are not used all the time but they are just as important as exhaust fans used in the bathroom and kitchen. Many things are stored in our garages with our car. These items you store in your garage like textiles and wood, can easily absorb moisture and make molds and fungus to grow. If these spores are breathed in, then it can lead to health problems. Your children can get sick with as asthma or allergies and adults will get fungal infection. In order to prevent its growth, it is good to install an exhaust fan in our garage as well.