PRODUCT REVIEW Gareth Poley
Showerdome traps moisture within a shower cubicle, restricting its release into the bathroom, which in turn reduces condensation in your home.
How healthy is your home? A question that I asked myself as I began investigating a Showerdome. Do you know the answer to this question about your own home? Is it warm enough, is it suitably insulated, and how is moisture measured or controlled in your home?
Showerdome promises to deliver a simple solution to reducing unwanted moisture in your home...I put it to the test this winter!
We don't have a window in our bathroom unfortunately, so prior to having a Showerdome installed, excessive amounts of steam, misted up mirrors, slippery floors and wet walls were the norm for me once I got out of the shower. Over time, this resulted in mould, mildew, and paint damage.
Showerdome appears to have been the simple solution to all this, a clear unit that fits on top of the shower area prevents steam forming in the bathroom.
Bathroom steam forms when warm moisture laden air generated by the shower mixes with the cooler air in the bathroom. Condensation then covers all the surfaces in the bathroom. By installing the Showerdome on top of the shower, it prevents the two air masses from mixing, inhibiting the mixture of steam. It is so simple, yet so effective!
An unexpected benefit is the savings on power, as I no longer have a need to run the extractor fan and if you have heated mirrors, you would probably no longer need to have these switched on either.
If you are planning a bathroom renovation, then I would recommend adding a Showerdome to your list of 'must-haves'.
A Showerdome costs approximately $300 (depending on size and shape) and you have the option to purchase a DIY kit for $9 and install it yourself, or alternatively you can get a professional to install it for approximately $150.
Find out more on the Showerdome website.
All information is believed to be true at time of publishing and is subject to change.
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