Very cold weather lately and last night a small leak from bathroom ceiling fan/vent. Possible condensation in venting system.
Will it stop? Should I call someone to check it out? Who should I call?
Please advise and thank you.
The condensation will be inside the duct work as the air may be leaking past the flapper in the fan itself. If you run the fan for 15 minutes or so, you will probably evaporate the moisture and drive it all out. This time of year it never hurts to run the fan after a shower / bath for an extra 15 to 20 minutes to clear out all of the humidity and hopefully avoid this issue.
Good Luck with it!
Kettleby Handyman Services
Yes definitely insulate the exhaust fan pipe and also there are some better quality Vent Hood ( or wall Cap ) that have a better seal so cold air does not get in.
This one is for the wall but there are some good ones for a roof as well.
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