Friday, October 10, 2014

How to Vacuum Bathroom Fan

Fig.1 Fan motor
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:   
Vacuum Cleaner 
Flat Brush
Air Vent Cover

I was called by a Mr. Applehumber in Santa Clarita, California. They were selling their homes and moving up to Colorado. After the Realtor checked their beautiful home, she requested a huge laundry list of repairs. Jim wanted to find out why his all his bathroom fan had clogged fans. 

This post shows the seven steps to clean a bathroom fan cover. 

Step 1: Fig.1 above right shows the opened air vent lid. Remove one side of the vent by clipping off the metal clip from the plastic vent.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows below shows a small vacuum cleaner brush to get rid of the cobwebs and dust.
Fig.2 Vacuum flat brush
Step 3: Fig.3 shows clean the exterior metal base too and the motor.
Fig.3 Clean wall edges
Step 4: Fig.4 shows fan cover clips that hold the plastic cover.

Fig.4 Vent clip
Step 5:
Fig.5 shows the metal clips the metal body to the plastic vent.
Fig.5 Vent body clip
Step 6: Fig.6 shows replacing plastic vent to wall. Re-attaching cover to metal base.
Fig.6 Re-placing
Step 7: The Job finished and dust has been removed. This needs to be done at least twice a year and sometime more if you live in a dry desert climate. You might have to wash the plastic vent with soap and water or replace the plastic unit. 

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