How to improve condensation in bathroom areas

Posted by Fiona Kennedy on 29th Nov 2021

How to improve condensation in bathroom areas

A mixture of cold winter weather and humid air can lead to one of the most infuriating bathroom issues - condensation.

Although a naturally occurring issue, if left untreated it can lead to unsightly mould and further issues down the line.

So just how do you treat this common bathroom problem?

Condensation on bathroom window

What causes bathroom condensation?

First and foremost, to understand how to treat condensation, you need to learn its origins.

Moisture laiden air is typically caused by a crossover of warm and humid air from hot showers or baths coming into contact with cold surfaces, forming small droplets of water on the surface.

Most common place is on bathroom mirror surfaces, tiles and bathroom walls - this can be particularly irritating when caring for shower panels.

White bathroom with window open to prevent condensation

Prevent mould growth

To prevent mould growth within your bathroom, you need to find solutions for ways to prevent condensation forming in the first instance.

Below are some of the most common solutions to reduce condensation in your bathroom.

Buy a bathroom extractor fan or dehumidifier

By having a built-in extractor fan within your bathroom, you are automatically extracting any moist air and venting it to the atmosphere outside.

Demist your mirror and wipe down surfaces

By keeping surfaces dry you will prevent excess moisture resting and seeping in to unwanted areas, therefore it's best to keep your mirrors and walls free from any water droplets.

To save time, upgrade existing bathroom mirrors to have built-in demisting qualities via heating pads under the mirror surface. These can be found via all major bathroom retailers.

Another time saver is to also remove any wet towels and dry outwith your bathroom area.

Turn up the heating within your bathroom

Although an investment, double glazed windows are the best option for your bathroom and a more eco-friendly solution to retaining heat and keeping your bathroom warm.

Alternatively you will have to refer to additional heaters in some instances to dry out the space.

Keep bathroom doors and windows open

By keeping a window or bathroom door closed, you are giving no opportunity for moisture laden air to leave your bathroom and so keeping either slightly ajar will reduce moisture and prevent mould.

Ancona White PVC gloss shower panels

Choosing the best products to prevent moisture build-up

As well as adopting any of the above methods, your choice of bathroom surfaces can also stop condensation.

Both pvc and laminate wall panels provide an easy wipe surface for your walls, whilst pvc ceiling panels will catch any rising steam.

Due to the nature of the materials, residue will simply rest on wet surfaces, making them much easier to clean and maintain.

bathroom cleaner

Cleaning condensation marks from your bathroom walls

Simply wipe down your surfaces with a cloth and mild detergent to remove any residue and for any further condensation related marks, please utilise a vinegar based cleaner such as windolene along with kitchen towel to dry.

By following this handy guide, we hope to have provided you with some insight as to ways to reduce condensation in your bathroom and protect your surfaces for years to come.

Should you wish for any further guidance, please get in touch with a member of our customer service team via sales@rearo.co.uk or phone 0141 440 0800.