How to fit an extractor fan to stop moisture and mould

Hand on white bathroom extractor fan on white tilescorte
(Image credit: Vent-Axia)

Knowing how to fit an extractor fan will make sure that that wall of steam in your bathroom or kitchen is gone as quickly as it appeared. The longer you leave moisture in the air the more problems it can cause around the home. 

Extractor fans and kitchen fans are great at quietly removing moisture from the air and getting rid of it. And the key benefit is no condensation and no moisture, meaning there’s far less chance of mould creeping onto the ceiling and walls.

If you don't have a working extractor fan you need to get one – our advice on the best bathroom extractor fans is worth a look – and follow our guide to get it up and running today.  

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Natasha King

Natasha King is the RMI Product Manager at market-leading ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia. Here her role includes developing and launching new ventilation products for the private and public housing refurbishment market.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.