How to Clean Bathroom Exhaust Fans - Baird & Warner
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How to Clean Bathroom Exhaust Fans

Cleaning out your bathroom exhaust fans can reduce the risk of mold and allergens, which makes this chore incredibly important. It may not be the most enjoyable task but it’s essential for a happy and healthy home. Use these tips to make short work of an often-overlooked task.

  • Use a vacuum. If your exhaust fan is so dirty that you can see dust coming out of it, use the hose attachment and vacuum the fan even before you remove its cover.
  • Remove the fan cover. If you plan to take the cover off of your fan, ensure your safety by turning off the power source and donning protective gear. Rubber gloves are important when dealing with electricity.
  • Choose a quality cloth. Use a good quality cloth to clean the grime off the fan blades and body and not simply spread it around.
  • Clean the fan cover. Be sure to clean the fan cover. Use an all-purpose cleaner to wipe thoroughly. If you need something more powerful, soak the cover in warm, soapy water to loosen the crud.
  • Use canned air. After you’ve already thoroughly cleaned your bathroom exhaust fan, buy some canned air and give it a good blast every so often. This will combat exorbitant amounts of buildup over time.

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