yo water damage Denver friends. How you doing? How you doing? I uh, I have a question for you. Would you spend 30 to $50 to potentially save five to 10 grand? Pretty silly question, right? I hate asking questions like that. I’m not a big rhetorical question guy, but um, it blows my mind and I’m gonna, I’m gonna get on my soap box today for, for this little big foot restoration podcast of gold. It’s lit. It’s a tiny little morsel of gold. It’s the tiniest little scrap that could literally turn into just an iconic earth shattering record breaking piece of gold. And here’s why. There are things that individuals do perhaps just because they don’t know any better, but perhaps because they just don’t care, they don’t think about the potential for, for what could transpire.

And literally we’re talking about an investment of 30 to $50 to avoid cost of five to 10 grand plus emotional distress time, all of those sorts of things. Have you ever heard these shows? Court shows that, you know, not only is somebody who’s suing an individual for legit, legitimate, tangible damage or you know, money that they feel they are owed because of, you know, damage to a property or damage to, you know, something that they owned, you know, whether it was in a car wreck or you know, just negligence on one party’s part that the other party is now getting litigious and suing them for that. But then you also hear about the dynamic of, okay, um, there’s this part of the lawsuit for, what do they call it, like pain and suffering or just kind of almost like nothing to do with anything tangible but more of like a a time factor. Like, I lost this much time, which potentially cost me this amount of money or whatever. Who knows? You know, where, where the judge or the jury decides to land as far awarding the plaintiff that amount of money if they award them all of it. Some of it, none of it. No, no clue. But water damage Denver friends, here’s, I’m going to stop beating around the bush. I’m going to start going crip cryptic lingo on you and I’ll get kind of down to brass tacks.

This little 35 to $50 investment that I’m referring to is what we call a bathroom. A Fan, a fan in your bathroom. It’s a bathroom fan fandom bathroom. It’s a fan that is hardwired to your switch so you don’t have to get up there and twirl the fan yourself. You don’t have to have an army of journals running around to make your fan go. You don’t have to have it connected to a solar panel to make it go. You don’t have to make, you know, you don’t have to have it hooked up to some sort of hydro technical generator that you’ve got to have a certain amount of rainfall for this thing to go. It’s hardwired into your ever-loving switch right by your light switch. I would presume that’s where they mostly are and it requires the individual to turn it on. [inaudible] it requires the individual to utilize that beautiful little noisy thing could literally save tons and tons and tons of money, headache, time, whatever.

Let me explain water damage. Never friends. Um, those are not, you know, I’ve heard them called different things. Um, you know, this is, this is a PG podcast, so it’s not just designed to make noise so that you don’t have to be embarrassed when you go on the bathroom. Um, I know people have different nicknames for these things. These fans are in place to circulate air. They’re in place to eliminate moisture, to eliminate condensation, to eliminate what occurs in a bathroom now and a half bath. You know, where you’ve got a sink and a toilet. Yeah. Maybe those noisy little suckers do save you from embarrassment if they’re in a three quarter bath where you have a shower or a full bath where you have a bath tub. And let me just go a step further with all of the trendy stuff that’s out there these days, some super duper cool stuff that’s offered, you know, as people do their 10, 20, 30, 40, $50,000 bathroom makeovers is an option to put in a shower.

Let me tell you right now, I envy anybody who has a steam shower. That is one of my favorite things ever. I love, I love steam showers. I love, um, getting a good sweat in. And if I had the option to put a steam shower in my house, I would, I would, I would do it, I would definitely do it. But [inaudible] obviously that even ups the ante even more when you’re introducing an incredible amount of steam, I mean you install, I think these things require their own hot water heaters. They obviously have their own plumbing, um, their own jets that, that and introduce the steam into your steam shower or whatever. But in any case, you’re talking about major, major moisture, obvious. Now when you step out of that enclosed space, where do you think that steam is going? Where do you think that moisture is going?

It’s going to disperse to wherever it possibly can and I’m not a chemist, so I’m not going to break down how those hydrogen atoms are interacting with different surfaces. And you know what, what they’re doing chemically. Not going to break out the periodic table of elements here, but what I will say is the more moisture, the more condensation, the more steam present, the more it needs to be circulated and the more it needs to, the more important it is to dry it out as quick as possible. And if it’s not, if it’s left stagnant, if it’s left to for kind of basically to, to, to dry on its own, you have created a beautiful, lovely, welcoming, warm environment for mold and for growth and for potential health issues and potential other issues throughout your house depending on um, how negligent an individual is or, or how they attempt to, to clean that mold and growth and potentially spread it.

And it’s not necessary. It’s not water damage Denver friends. It’s not, it doesn’t make any sense. Flip that little switch on, let it do what it’s supposed to do, what it wants to do, what it needs to do, what it was designed to do. If you have a bathroom, which I bet you do, go home, take a look at it. It probably has a ton of dust on it. Get your little brush attachment for your vacuum. Maybe if it’s super caked with dust, go ahead and take that plastic little cover off and get up in the actual fan parts and maybe get a little bit more cleanly. Do what you need to do. If you need to bring an air compressor and really spray, you know, introduce some air and really get a lot of that heavy caked on dust off, do that, use brushes, use whatever you need to do so that that fan can exhaust that moisture written air as effectively as possible.

And it does, it does kind of suck and dust it, you know, it’s an exhaust, so it’s going to, if it’s hooked up properly, that’s another thing. A lot of those fans aren’t even hooked up properly. I’ve seen so many that just event into a random, um, kind of dead space back behind the walls or into a attic or something like that. That is not a good thing either. All that does is it just pumps in moisture into a different area of your house. So I guess you can choose to have either mold in your bathroom or in your attic or in, you know, just kind of void spaces on walls. You don’t want any of that. You want mold zero places. You don’t want mold, multiple places, not even one place. You want it nowhere. And it’s very simple. A bathroom fan that’s precedent that a, a, a bathroom fan that is hooked up properly and that’s clean and can do its job. So take a peak, go to each bathroom, take a look up if it’s and Funky, if it sounds like a small dying rabbit is up there every time you turn it on, that is not a sound you want to hear. And it’s not a good excuse to just not use it. It needs to be replaced. These things are, from what I understand, super

cheap,

but it really doesn’t matter in my opinion. You know,

if they’re cheap or not, they’re, they’re up.

Very, very, very, very important part of the house. One that could save you a ton of headache and a ton of money. Um, it does a job. It.

It takes an environment that we create hopefully every day. Yes, I take shower every day. Clean yourself up, take a nice hot shower. It’s fun. It relieves stress. It wakes you up in the morning, but it’s going to put that steam in the air. It’s gonna put moisture on the walls that needs to get dried out. Quick. Flip your little fan on. Avoid water damage Denver. Avoid mold. Avoid problems. Avoid money loss that you can spend on many, many other things by turning on a well-working bathroom fan. Again, to repeat and keep it simple today, go home, take a sweep around the house, which on your bathroom fan, if it sounds awful, sounds unsafe for it to be on, go ahead and turn it off and go to the next bathroom. And if it’s something that’s dirty and needs cleaned and kind of just tuned up super quick DIY thing, do it.

Save a few bucks, but please, please, please have fans that work. Have fans that are hooked up properly, have fans that function properly and use them more than most importantly, use them. Turn them on, leave them on. They don’t drive that much energy, leave them on for a good 15 minutes after a shower. And if you are one of those heroes of mine that has a steam shower in their home, leave it on. I don’t know how long, just leave it on after you take a steam shower, make sure that it’s circulating that moist hot, um, moisture out of your bathroom after you take a steam shower.

That concludes my, my little soap box soap box speech for the day on bathroom fans probably won’t hit that subject for a while. Again, it’s just one that happens to be right now a subject and a subject matter that literally could have saved an individual a lot of money. And unfortunately now it’s an expensive kind of mistake, a headache, you know, a definite hurdle and challenge to have to deal with, um, in the course of everyday life. So a lot of Water Damage Denver friends, there’s your little PSA for the day. Please reach out to us in any case as we want to be a resource for the Water Damage Denver Metro area, 70 zero five, seven, five foot turning your bathroom fans on. Talk to you next time.