Bathroom air - problems & solutions

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Bathroom air - problem

Bathroom windows are generally smaller than other windows in the house. Most people seem to put a higher premium on their privacy than on proper ventilation in the bathroom. And this one can understand. There is nothing worse than being in mid-shower and seeing the neighbour gawking across the fence while watering the garden.

Air quality in bathrooms is generally low, as there is insufficient ventilation and tremendously high levels of humidity, as steam emits from both the bath and the shower. Then of course, it is the one room in the house that regularly gets water all over the floor and the walls. And steam is also omnipresent in all bathrooms.

Mould, is often found in bathrooms, because of the presence of heat and humidity and moisture. Mould grows on paper, textiles, grease, dirt and soap scum. Once a mould colony has been established, it generates mould spores into the air, which can be very problematic to those with chest complaints or allergies.

Bathroom air - solution 

Odours in the bathroom can be sorted out by means of various air fresheners, those in aerosol cans or the trigger type, or by means of an extractor fan. An extractor fan can also deal with the results of a steam overload in the bathroom. If this is not possible, windows must be opened or the area dried regularly. Sponging off affected areas with a bleach solution will also solve a mould problem.

After all, while you are lying in the bath with a glass of champagne, with candlelight all around, the last thing you feel like seeing is a mould colony and the last thing you feel like getting is an asthma attack. 


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