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As Easter approaches we are getting ready for the first argument of the spring. Which room will be decorated first? One of the most common rooms to work on is the bathroom as this is one of the most visited rooms in the house after the living room and kitchen.

One of the most common changes that a bathroom experiences over time is the installation of a shower or ventilation system. If you are thinking about any major overhaul of your bathroom such as installing a shower then you also need to think about the best way to ventilate this room.

Ventilating your property will help reduce the amount of fogged-up, steamy mirrors and stale odours. Most importantly, proper ventilation is one of the biggest preventative measures you can take to tackle the growth of mould and mildew.

Remembering to consider that the position of the vent is highly important as this is crucial to ventilate the room correctly. You can purchase a passyfier vent from Sovereign Chemicals or other major retailers.

If the bathroom is not ventilated correctly then you can end up with increased chance of mould in the room that can build up over time. It is always recommended to ventilate the building where possible.

Here are some other venting tips;

  • Exhaust the air from the vent fan to the outside of the house
    • It is really important to remember that the damp air created by a shower needs to be ventilated outside so that you are not causing damp in your property.
  • Reduce the length to the outside wall as much as possible
    • When exporting damp air to the outside of a house make sure that you are not sending it too far as it may struggle to reach its destination. You definitely don’t want the duct of the fan to be very long.
  • Always follow the instructions that come with the fan
    • Most importantly different vans have different instructions so follow the instructions to the letter to make sure that the fan is working at its optimum.
  • Insulation where needed
    • Make sure that when you install ventilation in to your property that you use the correct insulation to prevent any loss of heat in the bathroom.

One of the biggest things to remember when it comes to home improvements is to make sure that you are working in a safe environment and that you know what you are doing. If you don’t know what you are doing then get the professionals in. The last thing that you want is for a home improvement to create a fire.

If you do embark on this then make sure you use the correct tools and equipment, also ask for help where needed.

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