Brightening up your home with a bout of lushious, leafy green houseplants has been all the rage over recent years. From succulents to giant Monsteras’ and impressive hanging plants - their vast variations can be used to inject life into even the dullest of rooms.
Here at MonsterPlumb we’re committed to bringing you the best tools, equipment and products for home efficiency - but that doesn’t mean we’re opposed to nature's natural solutions!
Perhaps you will give your plants that extra bit more TLC, once you discover how they can bring additional benefits to your home aside from simply looking good. Read on to find out more.
Why does my bathroom hold moisture?
Bathrooms are prone to withholding a large amount of moisture as warm, humid air colliding with a cold surface creates small water droplets upon the surface.
Typically this will occur after taking a hot bath or shower. The warm air comes into contact with colder tiles,windows,ceilings and mirrors - causing foggy condensation and moisture to appear.
Is bathroom condensation bad?
The condensation itself is harmless, as it is essentially just water vapour. That being said, if it is not controlled properly then you may find yourself with an unpleasant,black mould problem on your hands due to the damp it can cause.
Small amounts of mould aren’t too much of a concern, aside from not looking too pretty, however prolonged exposure can cause or aggravate skin and respiratory problems. This is why it’s good to implement preventative measures and keep on top of your bathrooms’ humidity where you can.
Do plants help with bathroom humidity?
Houseplants are a helpful, natural solution to dehumidifying your bathroom space. Many plants thrive in a humid temperate climate, absorbing a significant amount of moisture from the air through their leaves. This is especially useful for those who do not have a window in their bathroom to alleviate excess moisture.
What you may not know is that this process of absorption also purifies the air of bad, lingering odors as well as moisture in the air.
A natural dehumidifier, air-freshener and a joyful aesthetic feature in your bathroom all at once! What’s not to love?
Further Tips to Reduce Condensation Problems
We’d be lying if we said there was a way to stop condensation once and for all. When it comes to bathrooms especially, condensation is inevitable due to the amount of humidity in a contained space.
It’s advisable to increase the air flow by opening a window in your bathroom when in use, giving the damp air an opportunity to escape rather than settling on to your surroundings.Another popular fixture to install is an extractor fan, which will help to guide any lingering humid mist out of your bathroom.
Double glazing windows, heated towel radiators and underfloor heating systems are other nifty ways to regulate condensation as they maintain a steady warmth in the bathroom with minimal effort. Keeping your bathroom surfaces warm will mean they are less likely to attract water vapour.
Our vogue towel radiator is a sleek addition to any bathroom which can be fixed to the wall, meaning none of your bathroom floor space has to be sacrificed for its installation.
The heating and overall climate can be easily monitored with the help of smart home heating controls such as the honeywell wireless thermostat and clever, regulating thermostatic radiator valves such as the energy efficient Drayton trv4 models.
Additionally, make sure that surfaces are wiped dry after you’ve had a shower or bath with an old towel or even a squeegee! This will limit the amount of bacteria able to form and thus decrease the chances of mould occuring.
Heating your home has been a consistent theme throughout this post. If you’re interested in renovating your heating systems in time for the colder months, not only in your bathrooms, be sure to explore our vast selection of radiators - ranging from round top radiators to compact radiators.
For more tips and tricks on how to keep your home in the best shape possible, venture into more posts on the MonsterPlumb blog.