Home Improvement Tip With Marlon- Avoiding Humidity in the shower

Shower Fan
Shower Fan

Most of today’s new homes are highly insulated and practically air tight. While this is great as far as cost effective energy bills go, the down side to tightly insulated homes is poor indoor air quality.Controlling the humidity levels in your home is an important step in improving your indoor air quality. High humidity can result in mold and mildew, musty smells, structural decay,health problems, ruined furniture, peeling paint etc. This in turn can decrease the value of your home.

Mold on shower walls
Mold on shower walls

Moisture can be caused by many different reasons, from  showering and cooking, to poorly vented dryers, and even normal breathing! The key is to provide proper ventilation. ensure moisture generating appliances are vented to the exterior of your home, and/or install an HVAC system and/or after-market dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture.

Here is a simple tip to avoid the accumulation of moisture in your bathroom and to avoid all the repercussions that follow.

Always ensure that your exhaust fan is on when taking a shower as this will help to draw out some of the humidity. Leave the exhaust fan running for at least an extra hour after having your shower as it will continue to draw out the humidity.

Cheers,

Marlon

Marlon DaSIlva, Mosaik Homes' GM

 

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