3 Ways to Avoid Bathroom Condensation

A constantly moist environment leads to growth of mold and mildew—health hazards that you don’t want anywhere near your home. Preventing the presence of condensation in your bathroom helps get rid of these dangers. Here’s how:

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Install an extractor fan
We produce an average of one liter of water a day just by breathing. You can, therefore, only imagine how much moisture a bathroom produces considering the frequency it is used and that most of its uses involve water. If this moisture is not let out, it will settle on cold surfaces and seep into little cracks, causing damp and mildew. The ideal way of preventing all this build-up is by having an extractor fan. When this is not possible, open the window until all the moisture dries off. Source: DoItYourself

Warm up the air
Turn up the thermostat a few degrees in your home to warm the bathroom air to a warmer, constant temperature. The warmer air will help to warm cool surfaces, such as mirrors and walls, reducing condensation. You can also use an electric towel rail or 120-watt tubular heater to warm your bathroom during the winter. These can help to keep your bathroom windows and walls above condensation temperature, are inexpensive to operate, and can be left on 24 hours a day. Keep your bathroom warmer, and less prone to condensation, by improving your window insulation. Replace single-pane windows with double or triple panes, and insulate your bathroom walls by injecting insulating material into poorly insulated walls. Source: HomeGuides.SFGate

Use a dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers take moisture from the air and collect it as water, so if you have one of these running whilst you use the bathroom you’ll get a big drop in condensation.

Unfortunately, dehumidifiers tend to be on the pricey side so only use them as a last resort.

Renting one for a few days would be your best option, and it will allow you to work out what’s really causing the problem. Source: DenGarden

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