Important points regarding the Steam Den™ and your shower
Preparation of shower:
Although most showers were installed properly as to protect the critical infrastructure of the shower and the homes structure itself from moisture or any possible penetration of moisture into the space behind the shower, it's always better to be safe than sorry. Obviously if your shower has any visible cracks in grout or caulk (the sealing material between the tiles), fixing these issues would be imperative before setting up your Steam Den™. I would recommend this to anyone regardless of a Steam Den setup as ensuring there are no cracks, holes, or openings within your shower's grout work is vitally important. A waterproofed shower is always necessary to avoid moisture reaching places it shouldn't. Therefore, regardless of the condition of your shower, I recommend everyone take this simple precaution before proceeding. And again, this is a good idea for anyone. So even if not planning to purchase a Steam Den, performing this simple task is just smart and may end up saving you a lot of trouble in the future.
There are tons of products on the market for sealing a shower, from Flex Seal Clear from the infomercial, to any number available on Amazon or at your local Home Depot. One that I like due to the very affordable price, it being highly effective, and given that it's a likely fit for everyone's situation is this spray-on grout sealer from Miracle Sealants. It is a clear spray-on waterproofing sealant that you apply to the grout/caulk/silicone (whatever it may be) between the tiles. You can even apply it to the tiles without harming them (if your aim is bad). It gets no easier than that.
So, be sure that before setting up your Steam Den™, you perform this step. The objective is simply to ensure that any and all cracks, noticed or unnoticed, are properly sealed. Make sure you have followed the directions on whichever product you choose and allow for the recommended drying time before proceeding with setup or turning on water.
After each shower, you will want to always make sure to leave the "door" open. I live Southern California and the humidity is low, so simply ensuring the entrance does not shut off access for air to reach the showering area after showering is plenty of opening to avoid any issues. As a matter of fact, in 2 years I've never as much as seen even a spec of mold or mildew anywhere. If you would like to be more cautious or if you live in a state that has relatively high humidity, you will simply want to leave the front part open as well as this will allow for air to flow in and out and an easy circulation to occur to ensure even faster drying.
The most enjoyable way to eliminate a bathroom mold problem:
When you begin showering with a Steam Den™, you'll experience the beauty of continuous steam containment within your fully sealed home steam room that is the only DIY steam showering option on the market not requiring a contractor for installation. Our kit allows you to enjoy all the benefits of this usually $5k+ setup, but for only 1% the cost. Now isn't it time you finally cap that giant hole overhead only wasting all of your warmth and steam; the steam that's continuously damaging your walls, paint, and fixtures? Yes, and did you know this massive opening is the source of 95% of all bathroom mold? And the Steam Den™ is the most enjoyable way to combat and ultimately eradicate any existing bathroom mold problem or to simply prevent one altogether. Capping and containing all shower steam creates a wonderfully enjoyable shower experience while passively starving mold of the moisture it needs to survive.
Steam Den™ has the unique power to harness all that previously escaping steam and contain it for a powerfully relaxing and invigorating experience. Especially with a concurrent, contrasting cool rinse. An incredibly powerful and immediate uplifting rush you've likely not had the pleasure of experiencing at this level as typical steam rooms lack the means. Combining the 2 simultaneously is something I just cannot put into words. Wonderful, Euphoric. Simply indescribable. We can just say the experience uplifts your state of mind and rejuvenates your senses. Or, it feels good.
It's completely invisible:
Invisible from the outside behind any shower curtain, and with a minimalist design, the Steam Den is a balance between functionality and simplicity. What this results in is an addition that's clean and conforming to any shower. The roof, seen only from the inside, cleanly blends as a natural extension of the liner. Utilitarian and simple, the Steam Den serves as an incredibly affordable way to experience the intensely pleasurable nature of home steam showering, minus the need for a bathroom remodel.