Everything’s better in summer, wouldn’t you agree? The warmer temperatures mean outdoor living, BBQ’s, backyard cricket, and all the good stuff happens. Blue skies, gentle breezes, cicadas, fresh cut grass, and the overall sense of well-being that comes from that crucial Vitamin D top up is hard to beat.
Not only does the quintessential kiwi lifestyle come into its own – but the hidden benefits are also worth a mention here. Less variance in the temperatures of your shower cubicle and the ambient air temperature means that your bathroom stays a lot drier during summer than it does in winter. This means you don’t have to deal with all the moisture-related issues that condensation & mould create.
MORE TIME TO SLIP. SLOP. SLAP – AND GET YOURSELF OUTDOORS!
While’s it’s nowhere near as exciting as beach days or picnics in the park – for those of us that clean the bathrooms, the excitement is nudging its way up there. OK… that might be a push, but cut me some slack. Writing a blog on ‘How to stop condensation in my bathroom’ was always going to be a solid fail in terms of excitement factor.
So, when we ponder ‘why is there so much moisture in my bathroom’ – we need to revert back to simple science:
SUMMER = Cooler water temperature + warmer ambient air temperature in the bathroom.
RESULT: minimal difference in temperatures, therefore minimal moisture in the bathroom.
WINTER = Warmer water temperature + cooler ambient air temperature in the bathroom.
RESULT: Noticeable difference in temperatures, therefore obvious moisture in the bathroom.
The key to reducing condensation on walls and windows, is to think about the air temperatures. Keep them close, and you’ll notice a significantly reduced amount of bathroom moisture. The greater the variance, the more of an issue you’ll have.
SHOWERDOME WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM!
Obviously, fitting a Showerdome® shower top is the most logical solution. Keeping the cooler air in the bathroom from mixing with the warm, moist air that your shower creates is the sure fire way to solve the problem.
No more wet walls, mouldy corners or paint damage related to condensation. Not only does it keep your shower cubicle toasty warm all year round, but it protects your fixtures and fittings from moisture damage, and saves you significantly on your redecorating budgets.
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO TO REDUCE BATHROOM CONDENSATION?
Other fixes include warming up the ambient air temperature in your bathroom year round by ensuring you are well insulated, and potentially even using a heater in the cooler months. Having a heated towel rail is another way to keep the bathroom warmer, and helps to keep the walls and windows above condensation temperature.
LET YOUR KIWI INTUITION GUIDE YOU…
Listen to your inner ‘Number 8 fencing wire mentality’ telling you that if you fit a Showerdome® shower top, you will solve your bathroom moisture issues. I promise that if you post a photo on Facebook, I’ll ‘like’ it. I know, it’s not as exciting as a swimming under a waterfall, or a ‘my kids built an epic sandcastle’ post – but I’ll do it anyway – because this IS exciting. Even if just a little bit. Then after that, crank the barbie, grab your frisbee and go make the most of the summer sunshine. Because let’s be honest – no one ever wants to be cleaning the bathroom when there’s a good time to be had!