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How to Achieve Good Bathroom Ventilation

With all that water gushing around, it may seem an almost impossible task to keep your bathroom dry.

And because it’s so difficult, this can affect the quality of your bathroom ventilation, especially if the room doesn’t have windows.

Good ventilation is something you must strive for if you’re to eliminate the chance of mould and germs developing on your bathroom surfaces, but for some homeowners this task can be significantly harder.

If you want to improve ventilation in your bathroom, take the following tips on board and benefit from healthier conditions:

Focus on the little things

There are many minor things you can do to ensure that moisture particles don’t become trapped in areas of your bathroom.

Moisture can form within a matter of seconds on your windows and mirrors, so to limit this, leave your bathroom windows open whilst you’re having a shower, and for a short period after you’re finished.

This stops your bathroom becoming warm and damp as it limits the amount of moisture left in your bathroom.

Another often neglected thing you can do to improve ventilation in your bathroom, is regular cleaning. Cleaning stops mould developing and maintains the overall condition, making your bathroom a less hazardous environment.

Purchase a dehumidifier

For homeowners who don’t have the option of improving ventilation by leaving their window open, then you’ll have to resort to other measures to ensure ventilation.

A small, compact dehumidifier can do the job, depending on the size of your bathroom, as they can keep the level of humidity low.

If you purchase one that will only work when it’s connected to the mains, then make sure that you have it located in an area that’s free of water.

Consider a bathroom fan

Another device that is ideal when it comes to removing moisture from your bathroom are fans.

Some diverse models are accompanied by a built-in humidity-detection feature, so you can keep on top of dampness at all times.

It’s ideal to not keep your fan on for an extended period as this device can be particularly noisy and can be heard throughout the house dependent on its sound rating.

There are models out there that come with a low noise rating, so to guarantee you’re purchasing one of this kind, aim for between 0.5 and 1.2 sones.

You can find energy-saving models too, that can help you save money on your energy bills in the long run.

Make your bathroom mould-resistant

One of the best ways to kill mould, growing as a result of moisture, is by making your bathroom mould resistant.

There are many things you can do to ensure this. Firstly, consider installing plastic wall panels.

Mould doesn’t develop so quickly on waterproof surfaces, but to limit the growth even more, make sure they’re exposed to light too.

Without waterproof surfaces and a significant lack of ventilation, a hazardous amount of mould can develop and can lead to nasty health conditions.

For help choosing your wet wall shower panels, get in touch with our team here at DBS Bathrooms. We can also take you through all the best waterproof bathroom flooring and walling options available to solve your humidity problems.

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