Here’s how to reduce humidity in your bathroom, in 10 steps!

Humidity in the bathroom is one of the most annoying problems you could encounter in your house, but also potentially dangerous since mold and mildew grow rapidly in its presence, while the paint on the ceiling and walls will start peeling. Luckily, we are here with not one, not two, but 10 ways to reduce humidity in the bathroom and start enjoying long hot showers again.


1. Open the door. If you keep the door open while you shower, warm air & moist will drift out of the bathroom, allowing it to remain less steamy. The steam clears much faster than when you shower with the door closed, especially if you also use the fan;


2. Use the fan. For many people, this is the number one solution to reducing humidity in the bathroom, but not everyone has a fan in this room. However, turning it on will pull the moisture & damp air out of the bathroom and vent it further, outside the house. Turn it on before showering and leave it for another 20 minutes after you finish, for the best results. Also, don’t forget to clean the filters regularly;


3. Keep windows open. The more places the humidity can escape through, the better for you & the other occupants of the house. You can even open the windows in nearby rooms if you shower with the bathroom door open;


4. Wipe & mop. Wipe the tiny droplets on the bathroom walls & shower curtain, directing them down the drain with a squeegee, and mop the floor after you finish showering. This will speed up the process of eliminating humidity;


5. Demist the mirror. Just like wiping & moping, if you demist the mirror, you will prevent the bathroom from remaining damp for too long. Nowadays, there are even steam-free mirrors, with built-in heat pads, on the market;


6. Warm up the bathroom. Condensation only forms on a cold surface, therefore, if you want to prevent it, you must keep your bathroom warm. Underfloor heating is a great solution, while, in the winter, a small heater could make the difference;

7. Dry the used towels outside. Damp materials can quickly increase the humidity inside the bathroom, especially if it’s a small one. In these conditions, hung damp clothes & towels outside rather than inside;


8. Take shorter & cooler showers. Taking shorter, cooler showers will not only save water but energy, time & money as well. Furthermore, the humidity inside the bathroom will also be substantially decreased;


9. Use a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier is a great short-term solution, but it should only be used as a last resort since it points to larger problems. The best dehumidifiers on the market are those using gel pads to absorb the water;


10. Check for bigger problems. Last but not least, if the dehumidifier doesn’t solve the problem either, you should check for potentially bigger problems, such as checking if your home is fitted with a damp proof course and if there’s no water damage under your house. Damp patches, peeling paint, crumbling plaster, mold & dry rot in wood are sure signs of dampness in your home.

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