I have a two year old house and am starting to notice that the ceiling around the bathroom fan is turning yellow from water and yesterday when I took the fan guard off I noticed that it was actually holding some water. What do I do to stop this and what do I do to the ceiling that is yellow (and currently a little soggy)? Thanks for your help.
You may have one of two problems. 1. Your roof may be leaking where the bathroom vent exits, or 2. if you are in a cold climate, you may be getting excessive condensation. You need to check the vent pipe and make sure that is is running directly to the vent with no sags along the way. If there are sags in the ducting, condensation will accumulate and eventually run back into the exhaust fan. You can check this by going into the attic and inspecting the ducting. If it is sagging, gently lift the sag to feel if it has water in it.
- 15 Old House Features We Shouldn't Abandon
- 17 Tiny Bathrooms We Love
- 16 Designs for a Low-Cost DIY Coffee Table
- Insanely Easy 60-Minute Home Improvements
- 12 Sheds You Could Live (or Work) In
- Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes
- 30 Things Every Adult Should Know How to Do
- 10 Surprisingly Simple Woodworking Projects
- 7 Surprising Other Uses for Mayonnaise
- 9 Ways to Make Your TV Look at Home
- 9 Totally Amazing Mobile Home Makeovers
- 21 Ways to Spring Clean—Naturally
- Show Off: 9 Ways to Display a Collection
- The Best Paint Colors for Low-Light Rooms
- 7 Easy Budget-Friendly Backyard Makeovers
- 8 Clever Storage Solutions for Pots & Pans
- 8 Creative OTHER Ways to Use a Closet
- 12 Tiny Gardens to Grow on a Tabletop
- 15 Eye-Catching Front Door Options
- 12 Places You Never Clean—But Should!