When it comes to bathroom cleaning, there are a ton of chores that make a list. To start from the usual shower area, where limescale and soap scum deposits mar every square inch, to the toilet bowl, where you have to tackle bacteria and germs. Then there are also the stains on the grout and the faucet, which require attention. We covered the best tips to speed up bathroom cleaning in another article.
Many people actually forget about the hardworking exhaust fan, which is nicely hidden away from sight. Yet, as it turns out, failure to clean it results in lower air quality in the room, which is not cool. The fan removes the excess moisture from the bathroom, thus preventing mould and mildew growth. If that is no reason enough to clean it, remember that dust accumulation on the motor can damage the machine and lead to a costly repair. It is enough to clean it properly once or twice a year to ensure smooth work of the machine. Here is a simple guide for you to follow:
When it comes to cleaning any electrical appliance, it is important to keep safety in mind first. Especially when it comes to bathroom cleaning. If there are no windows in the place, get some flashlight. You will also need a stepladder to get to the bathroom fan. Then, get on the ladder and remove the cover of the fan. Depending on the model you have, there may be pins on the sides or some other mechanism. If there is too much dust on the outside, you may need to vacuum it first. Make sure you have a screwdriver, as you will need it.
In general, exhaust fans consist of 3 parts: the cover, fan blades with motor and housing. Cleaning each of these parts is important for preventing a build-up of spoils. Here is how you do it:
Once you are done with the cleaning part, it is time to return the bathroom fan and motor assembly back in the housing area. Before you turn on the fan, use your fingers to make sure it is spinning without hitting any part of the housing. Dry the cover and return it to the exhaust fan. Flip the breaker and give the fan a demo run, before you return to using it normally.
As you can see, it doesn’t take much to clean the exhaust fan. It is up to you to address this bathroom cleaning task properly.