DESIGNED TO REMOVE MOISTURE
Bath fan exhaust and dryer exhaust are designed to prevent moisture problems in your bathroom and laundry room.
WHERE DOES THE MOISTURE GO?
Well, that really depends. Most homeowners believe their bath fans and dryer ducts exhaust to the outside. But that is often not the case. We often find them exhausting up into the attic.
A BIG MISTAKE
When bath fans exhaust or dryers exhaust into the attic, the moisture is released into the attic where it can do significant damage.
ATTIC MOISTURE DAMAGE
Ongoing moisture can build up on surfaces in the attic. This can lead to wood deterioration including wooden support structures and the sheathing of your roof. Over time, this will lead to premature aging and damage to your roof.
If you store personal items in the attic any cardboard, paper, and cloth items can be destroyed. Moisture will often lead to mildew and mold. If mold develops and is left unaddressed, mold colonies will expand rapidly throughout the entire attic. At that point, mold mitigation is required.
Lastly, moisture can damage insulation. Wet insulation does not properly insulate. When insulation is not working properly, heating and cooling systems must run longer to achieve comfortable living areas, increasing utility costs until the wet insulation is replaced.
SIGNS OF MOISTURE
Moisture is often evident in winter or spring when surfaces are wet to the touch. Other signs of moisture include dark stains on wood surfaces, evidence of mold growth. If the wood is soft and flaking, it is already deteriorating from the moisture. At this stage, repairs are necessary.
If you don’t see problems but discover your bath fans, dryer exhaust or both are exhausting in your attic, have the exhaust re-routed outside.
AN AFFORDABLE SOLUTION
Properly installed exhaust should be connected to an insulated duct that routes the moisture outside. This is an affordable improvement that can save you thousands of dollars worth of damage in the future.
We offer Bath Fan Exhaust & Dryer Exhaust Duct and Re-routing as well as new Bath Room Exhaust Fans and installation.
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