Whether you just redesigned your bathroom or it has been the same for years, it's impossible to avoid condensation after a hot shower. To avoid any moisture buildup or mold, follow these tips from FHIA to manage your condensation!
What is condensation?
Condensation is the process of vapor turning into a liquid. The steam from a hot shower will turn into water droplets when it reaches a colder surface, such as your mirror or walls of your bathroom. With the humidity coming from a shower, condensation on the surfaces of your bathroom is unavoidable.
How to deal with it:
Let out the air!
Does your bathroom have a window? Opening a window to let some of the humidity outside will greatly help lessen the condensation. If you don't have an exterior window, an extractor fan is the next best thing. Turning on the air vent that will pull that air outside will help keep the air moving in your bathroom.
Wipe it down
Taking an extra minute or two after your shower and wiping down the surfaces with condensation can help you eliminate any mildew that would form. Using a towel to wipe off your counters or mirror can ensure no liquid is left sitting on your surfaces.
If you have a running problem with excessive condensation in your bathroom, a dehumidifier can be a great investment! This handy appliance can help extract the excess moisture from the air and collect it as water. This is a great option, because you can reuse your collected water for your plants, filling your clothes iron, or even for cleaning your car!
Why it matters
When you finish your shower and see a foggy mirror, you may not think twice about it. Condensation on your walls and surfaces can lead to mildew or bacteria buildup. The moisture left on your surfaces could seep in. Oftentimes, bathroom walls will begin to show discoloration hinting at mildew in the walls. Pay attention to any signs of mold or mildew in your bathroom and treat it immediately to keep it a healthy space.
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