The bathroom is a damp room in which condensation problems are frequently encountered. Ventilation is often involved in this kind of problem, to remedy it you can improve the air circulation, but also plan to install an air dehumidifier.
How to avoid condensation in a bathroom?
Avoid condensation in a bathroom: ventilation
So that condensation does not settle in your bathroom, there is no secret: the air must flow. Indeed, it is the water vapor circulating in a damp room with cold walls, like the bathroom, which causes moisture problems such as mildew, blistering wall, peeling paint...
So you have to make sure that ventilation of your bathroom is optimal, starting with aeration: if your bathroom has a window, you must open it at least half an hour a day to ventilate, which will allow you to circulate the air and fight against condensation.
Similarly, ideally, your bathroom must have a ventilation system such as a VMC, which allows to enjoy a continuous air circulation, provided that you think well to clean the grid regularly. If not, you can consider installing a static ventilation which is in the form of an air inlet grille at the bottom, and another air outlet grille at the top, which will allow air to circulate in the room.
Avoid condensation in a bathroom: the air dehumidifier
If the ventilation of your bathroom is not enough or that it does not have an opening on the outside and / or a ventilation system, you can consider installing an air dehumidifier: it is a device that regulates the humidity of the room, and absorbs the water produced by condensation. To choose it, you can follow these tips:
- The size of your dehumidifier must match that of your bathroom;
- Choose correctly the capacity of your dehumidifier depending on the level of condensation present in the room;
- There are condensing air dehumidifiers that suck in moist air and recover moisture in a tank, or absorption dehumidifiers that contain silica gel that captures moisture.
Do not forget to use your dehumidifier at the first sign of too much moisture: if you perceive a smell of mold, for example, it's time to trigger your device. Finally, note that air must circulate around your dehumidifier: install it several inches from the furniture.