Tactic to Prevent Your Bathroom Mirrors From Steaming Up
Your bathroom is the hottest room in the house. Every morning and night, especially in houses with multiple occupants, the bathroom is used and hot air is created from the running of the hot water tap on the sink, the running of a hot bath, or the use of a shower. Even in well-ventilated bathrooms the bathroom mirror will steam up. How to deal with this and ensure that it only steams up for a short period of time without causing long-lasting damage and health complications is up to you. Here, we’ve put together some key tips to help you prevent your bathroom mirrors from steaming up excessively, whether you have a modern, contemporary bathroom mirror, or a traditional Victorian bathroom mirror, they all steam up, so take heed of the tips on this page and improve the quality of your bathroom experience daily.
The bathroom is a key room in the house. It is used so often, and with the creation of hot air and steam a regular occurrence from the running of bath and shower water, that ventilation is crucial at all times. Your bathroom mirrors and windows will steam up and become misted, causing problems at times, especially if you are in a rush and require the mirror in order to shave safely and to not miss any patches on your face, or if you are applying makeup before heading to work or out at night. The hot air created from the running of the bathroom taps, or the shower being used, hits the cold surfaces (such as the bathroom mirror) and causes condensation and a fine layer of mist.
Ventilation is a key component of preventing your bathroom mirrors from steaming up then, or at least speeding up the process of de-misting. If your bathroom has a window this is an excellent start. Make sure that the window is open whilst you are using the bathroom, or at least whilst running hot water for a prolonged period of time. Airflow is crucial, as cold air will enter the bathroom and hot air will be allowed to escape. Once you have finished using the bathroom leave the window and the bathroom door open a little longer. If there are no windows in the bathroom the installation of extractor fans works in the same way, and you should always leave then running for a few minutes after you have finished in the bathroom to ensure the hot air and steam is pulled out of the room before it is allowed to cause problems in the form of mould.
There are little old housewife tricks that can make a difference to your bathroom mirrors however, preventing them from steaming up for a short period of time. By applying a lather of bathroom bar soap to a wet cloth and wiping a bathroom mirror down in the same way you would clean any type of glassware you’ll find that the bathroom won’t steam up for around 24-hours. Another trick is to mix vinegar and water in a bowl and use a cloth to wipe down the bathroom mirror until all streaks have disappeared. This prevents condensation and mist for around a week if applied correctly.