Keeping a lid on it

Instead of removing steam from the bathroom, a Showerdome stops it from being created altogether
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Image of a Showerdome shower which reduces the effects of steam.

Keeping steam out of the bathroom can be a constant battle. Extractor fans, heaters and steam-resistant mirrors are common ways to combat the problem. However, rather than preventing steam, these products merely reduce its adverse effects.

The steam problem had long haunted inventor Ken Evans. The solution came to him while making a cup of tea, when he noticed that steam was only produced when it reached the cooler air outside his clear glass kettle.


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Image of a Showerdome shower which reduces the effects of steam.

"I rushed to the basement and found a plastic sheet to put on top of the shower, then turned the mixer to hot. After half an hour, there was still no sign of steam in the bathroom," he says.

Evans decided to create the Showerdome, a clear acrylic dome that can be cut to fit most shower units, and installed in around 90 minutes. Showerdome distributors install hundreds of domes each month all over New Zealand and Australia, he says.

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Image of a Showerdome shower which reduces the effects of steam.

"Showerdome eliminates condensation on walls and glass, and rids your bathroom of mould and mildew. It also reduces power usage, as you no longer need an extractor fan. Wall coverings will not deteriorate, so maintenance costs are lower."

For more details, or to find an installer near you, visit the website: www.showerdome.co.nz.

Jul 14, 2008
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