How to Install a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

How to Install a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

07 Sep

How to Install a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Did the exhaust fan in your master bathroom suddenly stop working correctly? Then it is important to repair or replace the issue as quickly as possible to avoid mold growth and damage from excessive moisture. At Mr. Electric of Atlanta, we offer premium residential and commercial electrical services including exhaust fan installation, repair and replacement in Atlanta, Georgia and nearby metro area neighborhoods. Are you wondering if a bathroom exhaust fan is necessary? Here are some tips on determining whether you need a new fan, and how to perform the task safely and accurately. 

When Should You Replace a Bathroom Exhaust Fan?

The maintenance of your exhaust fan is very important. If it is neglected for long, it may become covered with debris and dust, which can destroy the long-term function of the fan. This can result in accumulating moisture, which encourages the growth of mold and may begin to deteriorate your paint, cabinets, plumbing fixtures and other investments. If you notice that your exhaust fan is struggling to remove odors and moisture, then it is important to either repair the fan, or to replace it as soon as possible. 

How to Safely Replace an Existing Exhaust Fan 

An exhaust fan replacement can be a challenging undertaking. A licensed electrician will have the training, experience and specialized tools needed to successfully repair or replace your unit. However, if you choose to attempt a replacement yourself, keep the following tips in mind.

  • Always shut off the electrical power to the bathroom at the electrical panel. Forgetting this crucial step in the process could result in personal injury or electrical hazards. 
  • Once you are sure the power is off, then you can remove the current fan. Most of the time, exhaust fans will be mounted onto the ceiling with simple screws. In some instances, the screws may be above the ceiling, in which case you should probably contact an expert to avoid damaging your ceiling. 
  • Clean off any dust or grime and look for mold or water damage inside the ceiling where the fan was located. If problems are present, be sure to properly sanitize and repair the issues before putting your new unit into position. 
  • Once the area has been thoroughly cleaned, you can install the new exhaust fan. Make sure that the duct is venting outside of your home, and not the attic. Then, connect the fan to the electrical system and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper installation of the unit. 

When the fan installation is complete, restore power to the bathroom and test your new fan. 

Is It Time for You to Invest in an Exhaust Fan Replacement or Installation? Call Mr. Electric Today 

Does your outdated or dysfunctional exhaust fan need a repair or replacement? Is your older home or commercial property missing exhaust fans entirely? Then get the help you need today with one call to the team at Mr. Electric of Atlanta. Our certified and insured electricians are ready to help you achieve your goals. Contact our team for more information about our commercial and residential services or to schedule an appointment with a licensed electrician in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Georgia or a nearby city.