Proper ventilation is essential in apartment buildings. There is a significant risk of stale air and odor transferred between one apartment and the other.
You wouldn’t want the transfer of bad odor across bathrooms of your neighbors, would you?
It will definitely ruin your image of the girls that live right next to your apartment. Need to be careful, right? Bathroom exhausts vent to the outside.
In apartments, individual bathrooms’ individual vents join into one vent before exiting the building, which means you are safe.
Odors from a bathroom enter the vent and leave the building. However, there is a risk of odors from one apartment entering into the other.
Different types of people live in the same building, and every one of them has different habits. A vegetarian would not find it pleasant if a chicken meal smells enter their apartment through its vents.
A smoker’s cigarette odor will also be unpleasant to neighbors. It’s a bit embarrassing to go through such a situation.
Therefore, to relieve your stress and to keep you safe from those stares of your neighbors, a damper is installed to ensure that smell from one vent does not enter a neighbor’s unit and the odors directly leave the building.
So, smells and air from a bathroom vent enter the individual vent of that bathroom. They then travel from this vent to join the master vent, where vents from all the bathrooms in the building meet.
From here, the air and its odors travel towards the common exit and leave the building.
That’s how you maintain a clean, odor-free environment.