If your bathroom tends to be more humid than the rest of your home, you may want to identify the source of the problem. Our bathrooms are often more humid than other parts of the home, mainly due to the moisture our showers create. As relaxing as hot showers may be, they can actually cause problems that you aren’t aware of.
As moisture accumulates in your bathroom, humidity levels will continue to increase. The build-up of this moisture can eventually lead to the growth of mold and mildew in your home. If you have wallpaper in your bathroom, humidity can also peel off your paint over time. But what exactly is causing this increase in humidity in your bathroom? Air Boca has the answer for you.
Getting the Right Ventilation
If you have an exhaust fan installed, make sure to turn it on before you take a shower and leaving it running during and after your shower. This is an efficient way to release the moisture, rather than having it soaked up and create build up.
If your bathroom does not have an exhaust fan, there is no way to release the built up moisture in your bathroom. This is a common issue for many homeowners. If you do not have an exhaust fan, or are not sure what ventilation unit you have, consider getting an expert opinion on what’s best for your home and budget. If installing an exhaust unit is not realistic for you, consider purchasing an air dehumidifier.
Taking Cooler Showers
As unpleasant as an icy shower might be, it reduces the chances of humidity. Cold showers will not create any condensation in your bathroom, and will prevent the feeling of a stuffy bathroom. In the long run, this minor change in habits can reduce problems to your home and your health. If you do choose to take hot showers, limit them to be under 10 minutes.
Getting Rid of the Humidity in Your Bathroom
Let the professionals at Air Boca take care of your bathroom. South Florida is already humid enough — there is no reason why your bathroom should be, too! Contact us today, or call us at 561-750-1625.