Frequently Asked Questions about Exhaust Fans

To give your exhaust fan a basic clean, you should:

  • Turn off the fan and remove the fan cover
  • Use a microfiber cloth to remove dirt and particle build-up from the cover
  • If this doesn’t work, try soaking the cover in a mixture of detergent and water
  • If there is visible dust or dirt build-up on the motor, use a dry cloth to wipe in and around the blades
  • Put the cover back on

Common issues that can cause an exhaust fan to stop working include:

  • The motor has burnt out
  • Has loose or defective components
  • Bad or loose wiring
  • Moisture has built up inside the motor

In any of these cases, a qualified electrician can help to fix the problem and have your exhaust fan back up and running in no time.