Don’t Neglect your Extractor Fan!

Extractor fan are essential, yes essential to the fabric of buildings. Without extractor fans you would get moisture build up which would led to mould as we worryingly found before.

Often extractor are present but not working or the motors have blown on them. Please don’t neglect this issue. You will cause damage to your home or apartment and can allow toxic mould to develop.

There range from the very cheap at 17 euro to 100 euro for 100H BATHROOM HUMIDISTAT fan, both are Compliant with Part F of the Building Regulations. Part F is the  Technical Guidance Document on Ventilation.

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Some rooms have fixed louvre vents, these are vented naturally from the environment. Some have a closer to open or close the louvre vents. These are equally important items of ventilation in a house, they are known as passive ventilation.

To summarise check extractor is working and if not get a new one installed immediately.

If you require a tradesman to install one contact Robust for a free quote.

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One comment

  1. Some additional advice on extractor fans uses in bathroom during a shower is to have the bathroom heated before during and after shower. Try it-and you will notice significantly less mist and water vapor condensation. This is due to the fact that hot air can hold more moisture than cold. A cold bathroom will mist up much quicker so turn the heat on in your bathroom for the shower and the extractor fan also and you will remove most of the moisture. This is assuming you are using a bathroom without a window so just an extractor fan.

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