30 September 2021
Bathroom condensation occurs in every bathroom, but if it is not cleared away it can lead to mould which can have harmful effects on health.
The good news is that with a couple of simple bathroom ventilation alterations, you can remove any concerning condensation.
Read on to find out our top tips on how to stop bathroom condensation.
Condensation occurs when the steam created from a hot shower or bath hits the naturally colder surfaces such as walls, windows and mirrors within your bathroom. This then turns the moisture in the steam back into a liquid, which sits on the surfaces.
Condensation is not harmful in itself, but if your bathroom is not properly ventilated, the moisture from the condensation can create dampness, which can be a breeding ground for mould.
Inhaling or touching mould can lead to allergic reactions, skin reactions and further health complications.
Not to worry - If you already have mould within your bathroom, read our bathroom cleaning tips to find out how you can get rid of it.
Ventilation is key. Adding an air flow stops the additional moisture in the air created from steam from settling within your bathroom.
This can be done in two main ways:
Installation of a fan
Now an installation requirement in new build homes, fans extract old air and expel it into an atmosphere outside of the bathroom.
You can either install a standard fan which is controlled by a switch or humidistat fan that automatically turns on and off depending on a timer, or until the steam and condensation has cleared.
Installation of a fan is always recommended if your bathroom doesn’t have a window.
Opening your window
If you live in an older home that doesn’t include a fan, another option is to ensure your bathroom windows are open whilst you take a bath or shower and for a short time period after.
Opening a window allows the air to flow outside instead of settling in and around your bathroom.
We also recommend ensuring your bathroom door is always closed to stop the steamy air flowing throughout your home.
An additional tip - particularly if you’ve treated yourself to an extra long bathe – is to stop condensation settling inside of windows and other surfaces within your bathroom by wiping them down with a dry cloth or old towel once you get out of the bath or shower.
This will help to remove those annoying watermarks condensation can also cause.
To find out more information on how to stop bathroom condensation and how you can install bathroom ventilation as part of our full bathroom design, supply and installation service you can call us or book a free design appointment with one of our friendly Senior Designers.