If you want to improve the ventilation in your bathroom, here is your journey’s end! You are in the right spot.
Here are some essential tips on how to ventilate a bathroom.
Sometimes when I’m exhausted and need to relax after a long day of work, I love to take a dip in a cool bath and assume I am on vacation in Bermuda. What a fruitful bliss!
But then the air becomes too steamy and foggy for me to bear. I am awoken from my daydream and thrown back to reality!
That might have happened to you, too. That is a sign that there is poor ventilation in your bathroom. My bathroom only has one door and no windows, so what do I expect?
There are still some other signs you might see. Let us take a look.
Signs that tell you the ventilation in your bathroom is poor.
If you have noticed any of these signs, it is evident that the ventilation in your bathroom needs improvement.
- There are visible clouds of steam hovering in the air.
- You notice your bathroom mirror is always covered in fog.
- The growth of mold becomes prominent.
- There is an increase in the infestation of pests, such as cockroaches and spiders.
- Drops of water are always on the surface of tiles and walls.
- Clothes placed there always feel moist and have a damp smell.
- There are no windows in the bathroom.
- Mold spores appear regularly in your bathtub.
- Your bathroom windows are always covered in water droplets.
If any of these ring a bell, let us move on to how to counter them.
5 Tips on How to Ventilate a Bathroom
These helpful tips are based on individual preferences regarding budget, space, and requirements.
1. Get a dehumidifier
Some add-on vent systems, such as dehumidifiers, can help improve the ventilation in your bathroom and home generally.
The dehumidifier works in quite a technical manner. It sucks in air through the intake grill, dries the excess moisture out of the air as liquids, drains it into a water tank, and blows out the dry air through the exhaust grill. That is a continuous process.
It is efficient, and its popularity has grown over the years.
2. Install ventilation fans
On the other hand, the exhaust fan is a less complex form that works with a less technical mechanism. It circulates the air through the room and reduces the mugginess and clamminess in the room. It can easily use even in the absence of windows. For easy installation, put them on windows, walls, or vents.
3. Open the windows or doors
You might think that you can ignore the windows if you have a fan or dehumidifier. No!
It would be best if you opened the windows when you took a shower. It would help if you also left the bathroom door open when not in use.
4. Take out those wet stuff.
Don’t hang your damp towels or clothes in the bathroom. Hang them elsewhere. They contribute to the excess moisture in the bathroom.
5. Clear the room
Don’t keep unnecessary belongings in the bathroom. Everything should have its place. The bathroom clutter can affect the room’s ventilation and air percentage. So, clear the spaces to allow more air to penetrate the room.
These ideas should help you know the proper ventilation system in your space.
Dehumidifiers and exhaust fans are reliable and effective.
Ventilation in your room will create a better and healthier space.
My name is Theresa Clark. I am an engineer and air quality specialist.