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How to Reduce Moisture in the Bathroom

Having a long soak in the tub or a hot shower after a long busy day is desirable. But if your bathroom is overly humid, it can spoil the enjoyment and comfort soon.

Usually, the bathroom becomes humid instantly after taking a shower, but it should soon dry out. If it does not, you are at risk of growing rampant mold and mildew in your bathroom and the paint uncovering from the ceiling and walls.

On the other hand, If the bathroom keeps humid for a longer time than usual, serious problems might lead to costly repair work that needs to be done later on.

Reducing moisture in the bathroom needs a combination of a few different methods and tricks. We will explain some ways to help you deal with these problems.

Tips for Reducing Moisture in the Bathrooms

Keeping the bathroom free of excess condensation is not as much difficult as it may seem; here are some tips for you to keep your bathroom free from moisture, hope these help you to make your bathroom comfortable to use. 

Remember that every bathroom is different, so you must find which method will help you best in your specific situation. 

  • Make sure ventilation properly
  • Wipe down surfaces
  • Consider a dehumidifier
  • Install an extractor fan
  • Warm-up the walls 
  • Installing a Demistable mirror
  • Using anti-condensation paint
  • Make a change in your showering habit to decrease moisture 
  • Keep Wet Clothes and Towels Outside

Perfect ventilation is the key factor in reducing moisture

If your bathroom is overly humid, open the bathroom window if there are any. It is easy to get rid of the moisture in your bathroom, especially when you are having a shower or running a bath. If you keep closing the window while taking a shower or a bath, a large amount of condensation will be concentrated all over the bathroom. 

Wipe down surfaces

No matter how many exit points are in your bathroom, moisture will cover your bathroom walls and shower curtain while taking a bath or having a shower. 

If you are worried about the extra moisture in your bathroom causing mold to grown-up, then you should take a little time and wipe out the bathroom surface by using a towel or dry cloth to wipe out the excess moisture from surfaces in your bathroom and walls. 

It might seem frustrating to do every time after having a shower or a bath. It will not take much time, but it will protect from condensation. The bathroom does not need to be dry fully but not to be soaked. 

Consider a dehumidifier

If you feel your bathroom is too humid, you can consider a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier is an apparatus that sucks humidity from the air and accumulates it as water. If you run a humidifier while using the bathroom, there will be a significant reduction in moisture in the bathroom.  

When you use a dehumidifier in the bathroom, evacuate the dehumidifier’s water container daily.

Use an Extractor or Exhaust Fan

An extractor or exhaust fan is a must-use when your bathroom has no windows. An extractor fan can help reduce moisture in your bathroom by pulling out humid air. If you sincerely want to reduce condensation in your bathroom, you need to install an extractor fan in the window, outside wall, or ceiling. 

Use ductwork to release the fan to the outside, not toward the garret where the captured condensation can create structural issues like wood decay and encourage mold growth.

The extractor fan needs to be cleaned from time to time; by removing dust and dirt from it to work effectively.

Warm Up Bathroom

The bathroom is typically colder than the rest of your home area. It is because of ceramic tiles and various painted surfaces. You can not do much with cold walls if you have chosen these materials for your bathroom.

If your bathroom surfaces are warmer, then they will attract less condensation. So try to make the bathroom warmer before use. A small bathroom heater can protect from forming moisture in your bathroom and will give you some comfort. 

Installing a Demistable Mirror

Like the walls and the floor, the mirror can quickly be covered up with moisture while using a hot shower or hot bath.

When this occurs, you can not see your lovely fresh face after taking a hot shower or a hot bath; it needs to wipe the surfaces of the mirror to see your face.

It is a common issue that many people come across, but it can make a massive difference to the daily use of an ordinary item. 

You can resolve this problem by installing a demistable mirror. It will protect your bathroom from continuing to damp for an extended time.

It is necessary to buy a mirror; a few years back, a demistable mirror was a new technology. This mirror has a heated pad at its back that keeps free moisture from forming on its surfaces. 

Using anti-condensation paint

Applying your bathroom ceiling and wall with a particular type of paint known as anti-condensation coating paint is a good idea. It is a water-absorbing paint based on a water-based acrylic polymer. It creates a cover that resists the humidity of air and condensation. This paint will protect your bathroom from excess condensation and mold formulation on walls and ceilings, even in places with a very high concentration of humidity. 

Make a change in your showering habit to decrease moisture 

You can reduce moisture in your bathroom by changing your general shower habit. 

Just take cool showers; save water, energy, money, and time by taking cooler and shorter showers. By doing this, you will lessen the substantial amount of humidity in your bathroom. 

Keep Wet Clothes and Towels Outside 

Take wet clothes and towels out of the bathroom after finishing your shower to avoid more humidity in the bathroom. Generally, the bathroom is often a compact place; wet clothes can be a reason to increase moisture in your bathroom. 

Joseph A. Bartel
Joseph A. Bartel

Hi, I'm Joseph and I'm passionate about home improvement, particularly bathroom and toilet spaces. With over eight years of experience, I've acquired knowledge in various projects, cleaning tips, plumbing solutions, and fixture installations. I'd love to share this knowledge with you, whether it's selecting the right cleaning products, troubleshooting plumbing issues, or upgrading your bathroom fixtures. Let me help you create a sparkling and functional bathroom and toilet space.