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Do I really need an exhaust fan in my bathroom?

Many older homes today still don't have exhaust fans in the bathroom. Do I really need an exhaust fan in my bathroom? Do we need an exhaust fan? Can we get away with just opening a window when we need to let out some steam or clear the air?

The answer is YES you do need one and here are the reasons why:

  • It controls humidity. Condensation builds up fast during a shower and even a hot steamy bubble bath. An exhaust fan sucks in the moisture and prevents mold build up in corners and crevices of your bathroom.
  • Cleans the air. This is a kind favor meant to help the noses of anyone who goes in or near the restroom after well…you know.
  • Preserves paint and wallpaper. Moisture build-up can cause peeling of paint and wallpaper and can cause mildew that will ruin the design. An exhaust fan will help preserve the life of your walls.
  •  Prevents mold and mildew. Mold and mildew can make you sick, and a steamy bathroom is a perfect place for it to take hold. An exhaust fan helps remove a large amount of moisture that would otherwise settle to create mildew and mold.
  • Provides ventilation. Whether you are putting on makeup, blow drying your hair or using hairsprays and perfume, or even scrubbing the shower; the exhaust fans sucks it all out to keep it cool and rid the air of chemicals.

Adding an exhaust fan to your bathroom makes a world of difference. It is important to have one installed by a trained and licensed electrician like John's Electric.

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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What others say about John's Electric Service

Aubrey upgraded our electrical fuse panel, put in an updated outside service panel, replaced the main service line from the outside panel to the inside fuse box, and installed several outlets. His original estimate was complete and accurate. He brought our electrical system up to code and made several recommendations for changes and upgrades that we had not thought of. He worked with our schedule, was on time and very professional, and left our home as clean as when he arrived. He was extremely conscientious and reliable. We very highly recommend John's Electric and will definitely use them again.

Debbie S. Dumas
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Aubrey showed up within 30 minutes of my call. Very friendly and great service! I highly recommend Aubrey and John's Electric.

Jerry Mcgalliard
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I called because of the great reviews, and was not disappointed. I told Aubrey what was going on and he knew right where the problem was. He communicated well when he would be here and scheduled time with the power company to shut off the main power to replace the main breaker.

I appreciated that Aubrey took the time to make sure that everything was working before he left.

Scott Klawitter
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Very pleased with John's. Free estimate, on time, quality work. Also very happy to show me electrical contractor's license and other credentials when I asked to see them. Would definitely recommend!

Clare J.
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