Some form of ventilation is required in all restrooms and bathrooms. Ventilation can consist of a window, a passive vent, or a motorized exhaust fan. To test the ventilation in the bathroom, the following steps should be followed:
- Open the restroom/bathroom window if one exists, and ensure that the window will remain open.
- For ceiling or wall ventilation, turn the fan on, unless it is a passive system or sensor-controlled, and apply a single piece of toilet paper to the vent grill and ensure that the tissue paper adheres to the grill from the suction.
- The owner/agent is allowed to plug in an exhaust fan if it is present and unplugged
- The bathroom vent should not be cited as malfunctioning or inoperable if the owner/agent indicates that the component is connected to a timer or is sensor controlled.
|Def#||Deficiency||Severity||Repair Due||HCV Rating|
|1||Exhaust system does not respond to the control switch.||Moderate||30 Days||Fail|
|2||Exhaust system has restricted airflow||Moderate||30 Days||Fail|
|3||Exhaust system component is damaged or missing||Moderate||30 Days||Fail|
|4||Bathroom missing an installed exhaust system or ventilation window||Moderate||30 Days||Fail|
|4||Bathroom ventilation system is inoperable||Moderate||30 Days||Fail|
Last modified: 15 August 2023
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