Have you ever walked into your bathroom right after you or someone else has taken a shower? It seems like the humidity in the room can all but suffocate you and even prevent you from using your bathroom until the humidity goes away — not good.
If you find yourself in this situation more often than not, your bathroom may be too humid for your home’s own good.
Signs Your Bathroom is Too Humid
It’s not uncommon for your bathroom walls to be a little moist when you first get out of the shower, but if they seem like they’re like still sweating later on, there is likely too much humidity in your bathroom.
This commonly happens if your bathroom walls are covered in wallpaper rather than tile. Wallpaper hangs onto humidity and keeps your bathroom more humid than other materials do.
Since it absorbs more moisture, wallpaper, and sometimes even paint, can start to peel off your bathroom walls if the humidity is too high. Not only is this unsightly, but if the humidity continues to be so high, it can start to seep into your sheetrock and cause structural damage to your bathroom.
Take a look at your tile grout, the corners of your bathtubs, around the bottom of the toilet, and corners of your floors and ceilings. High humidity levels can allow mold to develop in your bathroom. Even small spores can have dangerous effects on your health, so if you spot any traces of mold, you should have a professional take a look at your bathroom right away.
The best way to rid your bathroom of high humidity is by installing the proper ventilation that will suck out any excess moisture and keep the space dry. If you don’t already have a fan, you may be in need of a little bathroom renovation.