How to Reduce Humidity in Your Bathroom

An exhaust vent on the ceiling in the bathroom

Reduce Bathroom Humidity

It’s inevitable that water will be a major factor in running any bathroom. Between the sink, shower, and toilet, water is all around. But too much water — specifically water that can’t go down a drain — can cause a host of problems.

Bathrooms that don’t have adequate ventilation or are too often covered in water can be vulnerable to mold, which is a threat to your health. Here’s how to keep your bathroom nice and dry.

Keeping it Dry

Reducing water exposure in your bathroom is crucial for keeping mold from growing. Taking colder showers (not cold, just colder) will help reduce moisture buildup. The steam created from a hot shower will stick to any surface it can find, and without proper ventilation (we’ll get to that later), it can be a breeding ground for mold, especially if you have a family taking several showers a day.

Even if there’s minimal steam after your shower, wipe down any surfaces where there’s visible water with a dry towel. If you have glass shower doors, make sure to have a squeegee on hand to wipe down the doors after you shower. And if you have a curtain, leave it straight (not bunched up) so it can dry faster.

Ventilation is Key

It’s unrealistic to part with hot showers forever, which is why proper ventilation is the backup plan to keep any bathroom free of mold. Ventilation essentially comes in two forms: an exhaust fan and windows (if you have both, even better).

Make sure the exhaust fan is on or the window is open while using water in the bathroom, especially during showers. Leave the ventilation running even after you’re finished showering until the room looks dry.

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