Venting for the Bathroom and Laundry Room

Release stagnant, humid air from the bathroom and laundry room with bath fans and dryer venting from F.W. Webb. We offer dryer ducts and bath vents to keep your space fresh. Browse through a selection of products; vent installation kits for easy set-up, wall caps to protect the piping, and flexible dryer ducts to channel the excess air and steam outside. When selecting the right parts for your bathroom or laundry area, consider the size of the room to inform your decision. Our vents not only get rid of humidity, but they help combat dust, mold, chemicals, and odors in your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does a bathroom exhaust fan have to be vented outside?

Yes, the fan exhaust must vent outside, which is usually accessible through the attic. If the vent does not run through the attic, it can pass through the outside of the house in a wall.

How do you vent a bathroom with no outside access?

If your home does not have outside access, you can still vent odors, steam, and exhaust: install a ceiling or floor vent, use a recirculation fan, or, in a basement, open up a joist cavity. Contact a professional to assist with these different types of venting.

Can you vent a bathroom fan into an attic?

No, never vent a bathroom fan directly into the attic. While the pipe location in the attic is fine, the vent end must lead outside. If the vent is released directly into the attic, the humid air can cause mold and mildew, and potentially rot the rafters, joists, and drywall.

Can you use a dryer without a vent?

No, never use a dryer without a vent. Improper dryer ventilation can lead to a fire from lint build-up, a potentially deadly carbon monoxide leak, and the growth of harmful mold. If you must use a dryer without a vent temporarily:

  • Keep the windows and doors open.
  • Use a lint trap to protect against fire hazards.
  • Install a temporary vent hose to the back to expel monoxide from the home.

Is it OK to vent a dryer indoors?

No, venting a dryer indoors is still very risky, and in some places, illegal. Whether the dryer is gas or electric, they both present serious risks including fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, and mold build-up.