Bathroom IAQ Tips
Bathroom IAQ Tips
March 15, 2019
One of the places in our homes that can pose the biggest problem for indoor air quality is our bathroom. Here germs, viruses and bacteria have free reign to grow and become more volatile. That’s why it’s so important to do what we can do to ensure we increase the IAQ in the bathroom as much as possible.
But sometimes that can get overwhelming. We walk in, put our hands on our hips and don’t know where to start. Thanks to the indoor air quality experts at American Air and Heat, though, you don’t need to worry! Follow these simple IAQ tips and you’ll have a crisp and clean bathroom in no time!
Make Sure to Ventilate
Your highest priority should be to remove moisture from the bathroom. This is where most of the indoor air quality problems in here come from. Too much moisture creates a fertile breeding ground for things like mold, and the longer you put it off, the more problematic it becomes.
One of the most effective ways to combat high moisture levels is by ventilating the bathroom. Constant airflow prevents moisture from sticking around.
- Open your doors and windows. The air needs a place to escape from. So if it doesn’t compromise your privacy, crack the windows and doors a bit to let humid air leave.
- Keep exhaust fans running. The fans are designed to suck up moisture from the room, so turn them on to reduce the amount of steam you might create from a bath or shower. Exhaust fans also do a great job of eliminating odors, which helps indoor air quality.
Use a Dehumidifier
When the most important part of improving your bathroom’s IAQ is removing moisture, you may need some backup. And what better way to do that then by investing in something that’s designed to lower humidity?
Dehumidifiers are safe to use in the bathroom, assuming you treat it like any other electrical appliance. Let it run after you take a shower or bath, and it’ll provide some much-needed help in removing moisture quickly.
Swap Out the Loofa
If you’re one of the many people that uses a loofa in the shower, it might be time to reconsider. Although loofas are convenient and useful, the synthetic material they’re made of can be problematic. The way they’re constructed means that they make for a good environment where mold can grow.
Instead, use a regular old washcloth. They’re washable, and mold is much less likely to grow on them.
American Air & Heat: Your Indoor Air Quality Experts
Still trying to make sure your home has the highest indoor air quality possible? Let us help! With American Air & Heat’s wealth of knowledge and experience, you’ll never be left in the dark, wondering how you can create more breathable air.
Thanks to our 24/7 service and world-class service, you can trust American Air & Heat to solve your IAQ problems in no time.
Give us a call at 800-421-2665 for more information!