Ways to Prevent Water Damage to Bathroom Mirrors


Mirrors are a great addition to any modern or contemporary style bathroom. Bathroom mirrors reflect images when looked into, but they can also perform so many different functions, including reflecting light to brighten up the space and for decoration purposes. But given that bathrooms are wet areas, bathroom mirrors are often susceptible to water damage. Water can drip under the edges of the mirrors and leave some dark, unsightly blemishes behind. Or, moisture can cause the tape, glue or adhesives used to mount the mirrors on the walls to deteriorate and cause the mirrors to fall down unexpectedly. Therefore, there is a great need to protect bathroom mirrors from water or moisture damage so as to get reliable service from the installations. 

Let's take a look at some ways of preventing water damage to bathroom mirrors. 

Sealing the edges of the mirrors

As indicated above, one of the major causes of water damage to bathroom mirrors is water ingress through the edges of the mirrors. This problem can be effectively dealt with by sealing the edges of the mirrors using mirror edge sealing products. The sealing helps to prevent blackening of the mirrors' edges by minimising exposure of the mirrors' backing at the edges, especially during cleaning and in the course of everyday use. 

Cleaning the mirrors

The best way to clean bathroom mirrors is to use warm water, a sponge or squeegee and manufacturer recommended cleaners. The water should not be sprayed onto the surface of the mirrors so as to avoid drenching the mirrors in water. Instead, the mirrors should be gently wiped down with a wet sponge or squeegee and then dried with a dry, clean, soft and lint-free cloth. 

Ventilating the bathroom

When people have a hot shower in the bathroom, the steam should be able to exit the room. Otherwise, the moisture can build up on the mirrors and cause condensation damage. Proper bathroom ventilation is critical to ensuring that bathroom mirrors are protected against potential condensation damage. Bathroom windows should be large enough to allow moisture to leave the room. If there isn't enough natural ventilation in the bathroom, mechanical equipment such as bath ventilation fans or bathroom exhaust fans can be used to clear excess steam from the room. 

Ensuring proper ventilation behind the mirrors

Mirrors should be installed too close to the bathroom walls. There should be enough space between the back of the mirrors and the walls to allow for good ventilation, which helps prevent condensation from building up on the back of the mirrors and causing damage.  


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