Maintaining Proper Airflow in Bathrooms
Maintaining the Bathroom Fan
It is very important to have a properly operating bathroom fan that is vented to the outdoors. The fan should always be run for 15-20 minutes after a shower or bath to remove excess moisture from the bathroom.
As air and humidity is drawn through the fan, so too are dust and dirt therefore, the fan should be cleaned every six months.
Before you clean the fan, turn off the circuit breaker.
Remove the cover by pulling down until the cover is several inches from the ceiling. Press the spring loaded wire clips, found on two sides of the cover, together then remove the clips from the slots in the fan housing.
Vacuum off the cover and then clean in the sink with soap and water if necessary. Vacuum inside the fan housing and blades.
Reinstall the fan cover by pressing the clips on the fan cover together, and slipping them over the slots in the fan housing. Then push the fan cover up until it seats against the ceiling.
When you’re all done, turn the breaker back on. Finally test the suction by turning the fan on and placing a tissue against it to see if the suction holds it there.