We are often asked about strange things we encounter and what happens…
We recently performed an inspection of an older house that had been dressed up to sell. Generally, it was well done with new washrooms, a new coat of paint, a new electric panel etc. The bathrooms both had exhaust fans installed but the fans were improperly discharging into the attic. We educated the purchaser that this could cause a mould problem in the attic.
It was recommended that he make sure the renovator properly vent the fans to the exterior. The purchaser did make the request and even asked us to come back to ensure the work was done properly. We found that the renovator had connected the two fans into one duct and vented the duct through the soffit.
Bathroom exhaust fans are required to be individually vented with metal ductwork that is insulated. The vents must have a continuing upward slope and connected to a flapper vent to prevent back-drafting into the bathrooms. The vents were eventually installed correctly.
The incorrect venting through the soffit.
Un-insulated plastic venting.
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