How to Clean Your Exhaust Fans

Cleaning your bathroom exhaust fan is something that is relatively easy to do and will aid in venting out moisture and odors from your bathroom. A good cleaning prevents the build-up of dust and dirt, and may actually help quiet your fan.

How-To Clean Your Exhaust Fan

The first step is to turn off the power that supplies the fan by either suspending power to the entire house or just to the bathroom power circuit. Loosen and remove the screws that hold the vented cover and put the screws in a secure location.

Remove any additional screws holding the fan in place and slide out the fan blade assembly. Wipe the vent cover down with a soap and water solution on a rag and dry it with a soft cloth or towel. Use a mild cleaner to remove mildew and dirt from the fan blades, being sure to clean both sides. Put the fan back in place and attach it with any screws and replace the vent cover.

By completing this process twice a year, or whenever you notice a build-up of dust and debris, you will extend the life of your fan’s motor and keep it working its best to rid your home of destructive mold and mildew.