Bathroom Fan Repair
Your bathroom exhaust fan provides more than just convenience. Moving warm, moist air out of the room prevents the growth of mold and mildew as well as the deterioration of the materials in your bathroom, from paint and drywall to wood finishes and metal hardware.
If your bathroom fan is damaged or just isn’t getting the job done anymore, repairs may get it up and running like it should. Replacing electronic components or giving the fan housing and ductwork a thorough cleaning may be all that’s needed to get the air moving in your bathroom again. Since repairing an exhaust fan involves working with electricity, a licensed electrician is the pro to call for the job.
Sometimes, it’s not practical or cost-effective to fix a bathroom fan that is old or inadequate for the space it serves. In this case, replacing your exhaust fan with an equivalent or upgraded model is the best way to ensure your bathroom has proper ventilation. Most replacements can be installed without making major changes to ducting or wiring, making it a straightforward project for a pro. If you decide to replace your bathroom fan, it’s the perfect time to upgrade to a model with more power, quieter operation or added features like a timer, light, humidity sensor or heating function. Your electrician can help you choose the best model for your needs and will have it up and running in no time.
PLAN AND DETAILS
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Bathroom fan repair projects typically range from $75-$200. The cost is based on the type of repairs that need to be completed, the accessibility of the unit, and the condition of its ducts and wiring.
The condition of your fan, its installation site, wiring and duct-work will affect the timeline of the project. A qualified electrician can often complete basic repairs to the fan within its housing in less than an hour. Upgrades or repairs that require electrical or venting changes can take several hours depending on the accessibility of wires and duct-work.
A bathroom exhaust fan helps remove excess moisture from your bathroom, prevents water damage, and inhibits mold and mildew growth. Your fan may need repairs if it is clunking or vibrating, has reduced air flow, is obviously damaged or won’t turn on. A licensed electrician can troubleshoot your fan and make recommended repairs.
Bathroom fans can be replaced with little modification to your home. Some models offer lighting and heating functions, while others have powerful motors to provide more efficient ventilation. Newer units are often quieter and come in a variety of stylish option to suit your décor.
Unless you have previous electrical experience, you should always hire a licensed electrician for any electrical projects, including repair of bathroom fans. A pro will be able to repair your fan quickly and efficiently, ensuring that all electrical connections are safely secured.