How to Protect Your Bathroom from the Effects of Humidity
Humidity is one of those things that’s hard to control and even harder to eliminate. It’s one thing to cope with it outside of your home, but when it creeps inside, you must deal with it’s often-damaging effects. Depending on where you live, ideally your entire home should have humidity levels between 40-60%.
Humidity can impact any room in your home but most commonly, you notice it in bathrooms. Here are a few things you can do to reduce the humidity in your bathroom.
Turn the Fan On
If your home has an exhaust fan, be sure to flip it on when you’re about to take a shower. The fan will remove the humidity in the air caused by your shower. This can be particularly helpful for not only the feel of your bathroom but also how long the paint in your bathroom lasts. Moisture often causes it to peel or mildew overtime.
Reduce the Heat of Your Shower
We all enjoy a hot shower from time to time but if your showers are routinely steamy, it might be a good idea to reduce the heat. The build-up of moisture and heat will linger long after your shower is over since its trapped inside. If a hot shower is a must for you, consider opening a window to allow trapped moisture to escape.
Use a Dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air by sucking in the damp air, drying it, and releasing it back into the room. A water bucket will slowly fill up with the water removed from the air before being emptied either automatically or by the user. Depending on the size of your bathroom, a portable dehumidifier might be enough to solve a humidity problem.
Many dehumidifiers also display the humidity levels on their control panels so you can track when humidity is at its highest throughout the day.
Hang Wet Towels Outside
Long before the days of electric driers people used to hang their wet clothing out to dry. If humidity is a problem in your bathroom, hang your towel outside to dry instead of hanging it on your bathroom towel rack. If that’s not an option, dry in the dryer quickly to remove moisture.
Talk with Experts
Mold growth and allergies can be caused by bathroom humidity left untreated. Dig in to the cause of your humidity problem and find a solution that works for you. Allergy Buyers Club has a team of experts that can help you select the right dehumidifier for your bathroom and provide helpful usage tips so you get the most out of it.