Found 6th Oct 2016
Any advice on moisture traps?

Our ensuite does not have a extractor fan just a regular window. Im finding our bedroom gets misty. Was thinking a moisture trap may be a hood idea as precaution.

Advice and ideas please.

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If your bedroom gets misty a moisture trap might not be enough.

We had a similar problem.

Ide suggest you get a small dehumidifier and run it whilst and a little after showering. We also crack the window open slightly when showering to allow the air to circulate. Helps a lot.

I think it would be good idea especially if the ensuite is in a cold spot in your house. I recommend this one from Unibond. Bit on the large size but is very efficient refills cost around £5. Alternatively buy one from poundland try it for a week and see if it helps at all.

Personally if its an option (although upfront cost) id have a vent put in the ensuite as the problem with the dehumidifier and moisture traps is human habits. Youll do it a few times then stop refilling or emptying dehumids. Also the costs of a decent dehumid or paying for refills on traps will outweigh the costs of a vent being put in overtime.

Forget those moisture absorbers - you'll be replacing them every month

As katchiib or bigweapon07 have stated you'll need to invest in something to manage the condensation.

If there's no way of fitting an extractor fan then you'll need a dehumidifier

Moisture traps are useless. Just keep the door shut when showering and open the window for 10 minutes after as this will clear most of the moisture.

Original Poster

Thank you for all you opinions.
Tried keeping door closed already.
May give moisture trap a go... lets see

sparkler2016

Thank you for all you opinions. Tried keeping door closed already. May … Thank you for all you opinions. Tried keeping door closed already. May give moisture trap a go... lets see


keeping the door closed wont make any difference whatsoever unless you have a window open to vent the room


by all means, ignore the advice given and waste your money on moisture traps. They do NOT work at all.

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chocci

keeping the door closed wont make any difference whatsoever unless you … keeping the door closed wont make any difference whatsoever unless you have a window open to vent the roomby all means, ignore the advice given and waste your money on moisture traps. They do NOT work at all.



Of course I would have the window open, as I do already. Just wondering if worth trying moisture trap for bedroom to see what level of moisture escapes through with door closed and window open.
Thank you for you advice.

My house is damp, I have a dehumidifier downstairs but hate the noise of it. I put the Poundland traps upstairs and they do collect the damp. Only been one week and there is water in all 4 of them. I open the windows every day regardless for several hours. By morning the windows are soaked with water again just from the nighttime. The traps help but they dont solve the problem. Cant wait to move.

googley2

My house is damp, I have a dehumidifier downstairs but hate the noise of … My house is damp, I have a dehumidifier downstairs but hate the noise of it. I put the Poundland traps upstairs and they do collect the damp. Only been one week and there is water in all 4 of them. I open the windows every day regardless for several hours. By morning the windows are soaked with water again just from the nighttime. The traps help but they dont solve the problem. Cant wait to move.



Our home is in a very damp area (right next to major water source and built on reclaimed flood plain) and we suffered for years with extreme damp problems. Once we had double glazing installed we hoped that would fix the issue but it didn't.

It was only after investing in a dehumidifier and running it continuous for several days before we got any significant results. I assume your property would be the same - damp is not just the visible moisture on your windows but whats been built up over years into the walls and furniture.

Now I only use the dehumidifier 4 or 5 times during the winter as I now turn on an extractor fan (timer) before turning on the shower and it stays on for about 15mins after shower is finished which prevents some condensation

Do you have a bathroom heater? That's all I use, I only have a small window and don't need to open it - just having the heater on reduces the amount of moisture in the air.

Bigfootpete

Do you have a bathroom heater? That's all I use, I only have a small … Do you have a bathroom heater? That's all I use, I only have a small window and don't need to open it - just having the heater on reduces the amount of moisture in the air.


No a heater doesnt reduce the moisture levels . It just reduces the relative humidity so it seems less damp. The same amount of water will still be in the air.

googley2

My house is damp, I have a dehumidifier downstairs but hate the noise of … My house is damp, I have a dehumidifier downstairs but hate the noise of it. I put the Poundland traps upstairs and they do collect the damp. Only been one week and there is water in all 4 of them. I open the windows every day regardless for several hours. By morning the windows are soaked with water again just from the nighttime. The traps help but they dont solve the problem. Cant wait to move.



Contrary to what people think opening a window in a bedroom for example won't help the issue,we have the same problem and have done for years,it really only stops with a dehumidifier on all night but like you I can't stand the noise and can't sleep with it on.
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