Cleaning Your Bathroom Fans

Cleaning your bathroom fans can make a big difference in allowing steam and odors to properly vent out of the room. This simple task that requires little technical knowledge should be done twice a year to prevent dust and dirt buildup. Follow these instructions to clean your bathroom exhaust fan and improve the air quality in your bathroom today.

Step 1 - Begin by turning of the power to the bathroom. Then use a drill or screwdriver to remove the screws that hold on the fan’s outer cover. If a lighting fixture is attached, remove the screws and hold the fixture securely when the cover is removed.

Step 2 - Locate the exhaust fan blade. If it is attached with additional screws or attachments, remove these and slide out the fan blade.

Step 3 - Use a mild soap and water solution to clean the vent cover to wipe away and dirt and built up debris. Dry with a paper towel or cloth and set aside.

Step 4 - Use a window cleaner or mild kitchen cleaner to wipe down both sides of the fan blades.

Step 5 - Replace the parts in the opposite order in which they were unassembled and restore power to the fan.