Natural Ways to Ventilate Your Bathroom

Let’s face it: sometimes showers can get too hot — and will destroy your bathroom over time. Moisture builds up in your bathroom, causing your walls to perspire and leave room for mold and damage. If you’re looking for some solutions to this problem, here are a few suggestions:

Leave the Window Open

Whether the window in your bathroom is small or large, it’s best to keep it open after a shower. Granted, you don’t want to leave the window open at all times of the day (hello, nighttime) — but you want to keep it open wide enough to let air in. The air will help dry any moisture on the walls and ceiling, keeping your bathroom fresh and clean. Additionally, you’ll be able to say farewell to any frequent repainting in the future with this trick!

Bring a Fan Inside

Another trick to help your bathroom ventilate is to bring in a standard fan after your shower. Believe it or not, using a standard fan in your commode will help dry the moisture on the walls, keeping your bathroom clean and moisture-free. Also, another benefit of using a standard fan in your bathroom will also help you turn any potential mold problems into a thing of the past. Just always remember: when in doubt, bring in the fan.

Take Cooler Showers

Yes, this might be the simplest trick — but it’s the most efficient. When taking a shower, it’s tempting to make it as warm as possible. When this happens on a daily/weekly basis, it will not only dry out your skin, but it will also create harmful moisture buildup on the walls of your bathroom and ceiling. The next time you think about taking a scalding hot shower, keep in mind the many benefits of having a cooler shower temperature.

Make Showers Quicker

Bouncing off of the idea of taking cooler showers, implementing shorter showers into your hygiene routine not only save your bathroom — but it will also save some funds on the monthly water bill, too. Showers should be no more than five minutes — and while keeping that in mind, a shorter shower will also keep the potential moisture damage at bay, and away from your walls.

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