With all of the moisture in a bathroom, things are bound to become water damaged at some point, unless you're proactive in preventing the damage from even beginning. Here, you'll find a few tips to help you minimize the moisture damage in your bathroom.

Protect The Cabinets From Inside

More often than not, bathroom cabinets are damaged from water on the inside before they are on the outside. This is because of leaks that go undetected, either in the waterlines or the drain pipes. Every three months, clear everything out from under your bathroom cabinet and wipe down every surface. As you wipe it all down, keep an eye out for any signs that water has made its way under there.

Tip: Anything that you store in the cabinet should be stored in containers that have small feet to keep them off of the surface of the cabinet base. This way, if water does leak under there, it will dry more quickly as the air will be able to flow under the container, rather than the water staying trapped under each item.

Use The Ventilation Fan

So many people don't use the ventilation fan in their bathroom. What they don't realize is how much moisture they are trapping in such a small space each time they get a hot shower. Use the fan to pull the hot, moist air out of the bathroom before it settles all over the surfaces inside.

Using the fan will reduce the amount of condensation that forms on the toilet. If you've noticed that the toilet is extremely wet when you're done showering, things are getting too damp in the space and eventually, mold and mildew will become an issue.

Tip: Reduce toilet tank condensation by putting a toilet tank cover on the unit. This will prevent the cold water from inside the tank from coming into contact with the hot, moist air that fills the bathroom with each shower, this prevents or lessens the condensation on the tank.

Run A Dehumidifier

If the space is damp, like a basement bathroom, run a dehumidifier in the area to pull the moisture from the air. Running it in the bathroom provides you with a constant drain, so you won't have to worry about emptying the catch basin every few hours.

Talk with your local cabinet professional to learn more about protecting your bathroom cabinets from moisture damage.