Taking on a bathroom remodel can be exciting and terrifying all at the same time! You’re eager to see the final product, but you’re also worried about how smooth the actual renovation will be. Before you attempt to remodel that aged and unsightly master bathroom, know which nightmares you could run into that you should try to actively avoid.
Mold Underneath Fixtures
When plumbing fixtures like showers and sinks develop leaks (even if they are small and slow-dripping), mold can begin to grow underneath the fixtures and behind the attaching walls. For those who are looking to update their current fixtures, it’s worth it to have the contractor inspect for mold underneath them and behind the attached walls. Having hidden mold in your bathroom (or anywhere in your home) can affect your health and worsen the affected structures of your home.
Utilize bathroom exhaust fans to properly ventilate excess steam and moisture in the air. Failing to have the proper ventilation in your bathrooms can allow mold to easily grow.
Broken Pipes & Water Damage
DIY remodels can save you money, but one small mistake could cost you more money than the price of a contractor. Accidentally drilling into a water pipe is a common renovation nightmare, and it’s one that can really hurt your home if you don’t notice it right away. If the man made leak is small enough, you could end up walking away from it, only to come back to extensive water damage and the possibility of mold growth. So when you’re deciding on if you should hire professionals or not, remember that it’s better to play it safe than to be sorry.
Using High-VOC Supplies
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are byproduct gasses that are emitted from certain types of liquids and solids. Which materials are these VOCs typically found in you might ask? Various brands of paints, paint thinners, wood preservatives, disinfectants, aerosol sprays, and other solvents all contain high traces of VOCs and should be avoided altogether. If you need to paint the walls, stain the floors, or clear the air in your newly renovated bathroom, opt for VOC-free alternatives.
Remodeling your outdated bathrooms are well worth the investment, just be sure to avoid these nightmares at all costs! When you want a professional plumber to repair your plumbing and install new fixtures, contact Len The Plumber. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (800) 950-4619.