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How to Handle Condensation in the Bathroom

Learn to Manage Condensation & Quickly Clear your Bathroom Mirror

 

Mirror Dripping with Condensation

 

Condensation in the bathroom is incredibly frustrating, and is unfortunately a very common problem in the majority of homes. After you’ve just jumped out of the shower or a long and relaxing bath, water droplets form on the walls, window and mirror. This is caused by the warm and damp air being cooled by the cold surfaces – There’s no need for you to let it plague you any longer though. In fact, there are a number of ways in which you can deal with condensation in order to keep your bathroom less prone to disgusting build ups of mould.

 

 

So how can you stop condensation in the bathroom?

For the most part, you’ll never be able to completely avoid condensation – it’s like that annoying colleague that you have to speak to in work every now and again; you could just quit your job, but then you’d have no money to eat. So if you want to avoid condensation all together, never wash again, but then you’ll smell and nobody will like you (it’s a vicious cycle)

 

If you seriously want to prevent condensation from you bathroom though, begin by opening a window or switching on the extractor fan. Also, keep the bathroom door closed in order to ensure that moisture doesn’t escape into other areas.

 

Cold surfaces, such as tiles will also attract a great deal of condensation. The only way to combat this is by keeping your bathroom as warm as possible. Having your radiator switched on, or alternatively installing underfloor heating can help with this problem.

 

Another great way of reducing the condensation levels in your bathroom is by installing double glazing windows. Single glazing is invariably colder and promotes more condensation.

Woman taking a shower

 

Install an Extractor Fan

Not every bathroom has a window, if this is the case in your home, don’t panic! Having an extractor fan installed can really help to reduce your condensation levels. Without a window or an extractor fan, all of the moisture in the air will have nowhere to go, leading to a number of issues. The extractor fan basically takes the moisture in the air and transports it outside – just be sure to clean it thoroughly and often for the best results.

 

Wipe down all Surfaces

Wiping down the surfaces in your bathroom with a towel after a shower or bath will help to eliminate any mould build up. It’s not exactly a lot of fun having to do this every time you use the bathroom, though it only takes a few seconds and it will save you a great deal of time in the long-run.

 

Invest in a Dehumidifier

Alternatively, you could always purchase a dehumidifier – Dehumidifiers extract the moisture from the air and collects it in a small water bowl. Simply leaving one running whenever you are using the bathroom will significantly reduce the build-up of condensation.

 

Prevent your Bathroom Mirror from Steaming up

If you’re anything like me and you enjoy checking yourself out in the mirror when you’re all wet and sexy then there are a couple of ways you can prevent your mirror from steaming up. There are certain mirrors that come with heated demister pads –these keep the surface of your mirror warm so that condensation doesn’t build up. If you’re happy with the mirror that you already have, then try out this cool hack: simply lather your mirror in shaving cream and then wipe it off with a towel – believe it or not, this will keep the mirror mist free for a while!

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