We are always cleaning mold from inside our shower area. Will it help to add a vent into the attic?

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We are always cleaning mold from inside our shower area. Will it help to add a vent into the attic?

Asked by John Soules

There is a light fixture in the shower, it's a standard inclosed shower.

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Sean Lintow Sr's picture

The building codes call for either windows or mechanical ventilation in every bathroom. Especially with today's tighter buildings, an exhaust fan should be installed on a timer in all bathrooms. If you get one installed, make sure it vents outside and not directly into your attic.

If you don't install one, make sure you open up a window while taking a bath / shower and consider squeegeeing down the walls.

For more information:

Read "What should I look for in an energy efficient, quiet bathroom fan/light combination for a small bathroom?" a Q&A answered by Danny Kelly.

And check this blog post about bathroom exhaust fans on Sean Lintow's website.