How to Prevent Damp Forming

Of all the rooms within our homes, the bathroom is perhaps most susceptible to damp due to the amount of moisture that naturally occurs and causes condensation. So what measures can be taken to reduce the risk of damp in our bathrooms? Check out our top three tips on reducing the risk of damp in your home.


Tip 1 IconAir the Room

This is especially important during bath or shower time, as at this time there will be excess moisture in the air. If left unattended then you may experience issues with damp and eventually even mould forming within your room. This can in turn cause negative health implications, so it’s important to maintain your home to ensure a safe environment for your family. Where possible it is best to open the window following a bath or shower, to allow the room to expel any moisture. Alternatively, this can be managed by using an extractor fan during and after such periods of usage.


Tip 2 IconHang your Towels

It is best to hang damp towels up to ensure they dry thoroughly. If left wet your towels could also cause damp, so ensure that they are neatly hung for drying. Heated towel rails are best as they help to assist the drying process and ensure that there is no excess moisture left in the room, but if you don’t have one installed you could use an airer, or even hang them onto the washing line on a dry day.


Tip 3 IconWipe away Moisture

It is best to dry areas where excessive amounts of water and condensation may appear, to reduce the risk of moisture forming within your bathroom. Door handles, windows and mirrors are prime examples of areas that can on occasion be missed, but it is important to ensure such surfaces are dried when condensation appears to help keep your room dry and prevent water damage occurring.


Why not check out our previous blogs, How to Paint Interior Walls and Painting Internal Doors for more helpful hints and tips on maintaining your home?