Am I OCD? On top of things? Bathroom exhaust fans and dust

Old 11-01-22, 03:34 PM
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Am I OCD? On top of things? Bathroom exhaust fans and dust

This exhaust fan was installed with bathroom redo back in 2016. I've cleaned it previously, from my notes, most recently was july 2020.

I take down the housing, take it apart and get out the squirrel cage, and clean the blades - because it deals with humid air, there's dust that's kinda hardeneded onto the blades.

We live in the suburbs, have the windows open in the spring / fall.

I like to think I am handy so I can do that.
Is this amount of cleaning overkill? every 2 years?

The unit has been running quiet. The grill was starting to show some dust for a while.

I think of other people that aren't handy and don't ever do something like this. The efficiency is likely lower in getting humid air out. but they get away with not doing that disassembly / cleaning.

Old 11-01-22, 04:13 PM
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I've never taken one down to clean it. I might test to see if it can hold a kleenex in place while running but after a while I don't even bother with that.
Old 11-01-22, 04:43 PM
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That's a bathroom exhaust fan?
Old 11-01-22, 07:14 PM
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Many people are clueless and don't realize how clogged those get with dust.
Some exhaust fans run many years with no cleaning.
Some run and do absolutely nothing.

Excessive dust, excessive humidity and hair spray all play a part in how clogged they get.
Cleaning the fan every year is a great way in maintaining maximum efficiency.

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Old 11-01-22, 07:40 PM
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The only thing you are going to do by cleaning your bathroom exhaust fan every year or two is make it last longer. I applaud your due diligence.
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