out of control in your bathroom is bad.
Moisture in your bathroom is
an everyday occurrence, but controlling it around your shower,
bath tub, and sink is mandatory.
The shower is the major source of water
in your bathroom. The shower head is the normal first line of
thought. You should also consider the steam from taking a shower
should also be considered. The steam causes the dampness to linger
long after you are out of your bath.
The first thing that you can do is
install a fan to exhaust some of the steam out. Usually directly
over the shower stall is best, but some bathroom architecture
does not allow for that. Close to the stall will work almost as
well. A good check is watch the steam as someone is taking a shower
to see the best place to place the fan.
Another precaution to take is if there
are any cracks in the showers surround. There usually nothing
wrong with the structure. Just the structure contracting with
the season. Just fill them in with some caulk. Paint the surround
with some water proof paint or sealant.
Check for similar cracks around your
sink and toilet. Make sure that you check the subflooring around
the drain. If you can get under the subfloor and look at the underside
of the subflooring to see if there is any evidence of water drainage.
This is a common problem around the toilet. See our section on
replacing subflooring for more detailed advice.
The biggest thing to pay attention
to is if there is any water of any kind is getting to any wood.
Check if there is any wood rot from prolonged exposure and fix
it. After that stop any water getting to bare, unprotected wood.
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is your Enemy?
Moisture is the number one enemy for a house. Being able to control
it and protect against is your best defense.
When the world is kicking you when you are down, draw yourself
a hot bath and relax.