Your bathroom exhaust fan serves a very important function in your home. Without it you risk a potential for mold and mildew to build up. Keeping your fan running efficiently and effectively is very important. The good news is that they do not require very much maintenance, but there are a couple things that you should do.
Almost all exhaust fans are what is referred to as permanently
lubricated. This means that there is never a need for you to oil the fan motor.
What does need to be done is regular cleaning of the exhaust fan. You should
always refer to your owner’s manual for specific cleaning procedures and always
turn the power off to the exhaust fan before starting any maintenance. With
that being said, there are basically two items of the fan that should be
The first is the grill. Almost all grills can be removed
from the exhaust fan. If it is a standard plastic or metal grill, they can be
washed using a mild detergent like dishwashing soap. Never use any abrasives to
clean the grill as it may damage them. If the grill has a light function or any
other electronics in it, use a slightly damp cloth, being careful not to get
any of the electronics or lamp socket wet. Always make sure the grill is
completely dry before re-installing.
The second item that should be cleaned is
inside the fan housing. Over time dirt and debris will build up on the inside
of the housing and especially on the fan blade. This can cause the fan to
operate louder than normal, put more stress on the motor, and in some extreme
cases clog the ducting. To clean the interior of the fan, use a dry cloth to
wipe down all the interior parts and especially the fan blade. You can also
gently use a vacuum to clean the inside of the fan. Again, take care that you
do not damage any of the internal parts.
By maintaining your fan you are
helping to ensure many years of worry-free operation. To learn more about other
helpful tips visit the FAQ section at www.airkinglimited.com