In most bathrooms, there is bound to be an element of moisture and condensation but it all depends on how you deal with it, whether it has a lasting effect or not!
If you take a shower or have a bath, moisture will settle on the all surfaces and will become a breeding ground for bacteria, mould and fungus.
Our main aim is to remove this moisture and reduce the growth of bacteria and mould.
Here are Watertite’s top tips for reducing moisture in the bathroom –
- The most comprehensive and practical way to eliminate moisture in any room is to introduce Ventilation. Open a window, leave the door ajar to create a draft to allow fresh air in. This is the cheapest, easiest and most reliable form of ventilation.
- Install an Extractor Fan. If your bathroom doesn’t have the luxury of an outside window, if you don’t have it already then it really is worthwhile installing an extractor fan, which can be operated through your light switch, so every time you switch on the main light to go into the bathroom the extractor fan will come on. It is essential that you keep it dust free and don’t allow it to get clogged up.
- Remember to leave the door ajar, especially after showering or bathing. It will help to get rid of the moisture and dry up the surfaces.
- Don’t be tempted to dry your washing in the bathroom. it’s always tempting to use a drying rack over the bath, especially if you don’t have a tumble dryer or washing line but leaving washing in the bathroom will only prolong the moisture in the room and allow mould and fungus to grow.
- Consider installing a heated towel rail. If you have a serious problem with moisture and condensation, regardless of trying out some of the above. It might be useful to install a heated towel rail, as it will not only dry the towels but heat up the room, all at the same time as reducing moisture from the air. Also, it’s a fallacy that they are expensive to run, if you have an up to date heating system then a heated towel rail will work on the same principle as a radiator and will come into their own when the central heating is on. It is also possible to use them independently of the central heating as well.
There are several ways of fighting moisture in the bathroom, this is just a few of the main ones which can be done without going to a lot of expense and work.
Try out some of the above before going further, if you keep a watchful eye on how you use the bathroom and remember to create a flow of air, it will keep the horrible mould and fungus at bay!
That’s all for now folks!