Once your bathroom remodel is complete you will be so glad you took the plunge but the during-process can be a challenge. At Mission West Kitchen and Bath we have helped many clients with many bathroom remodeling projects. We have seen just about every potential problem that can arise. While some cannot be prevented, simply know what they are can help you prepare yourself.
Bathrooms are damp and so it is no surprise that they are welcoming to mold. Mold can cause health issues, can make your bathroom smell bad, and can reduce your enjoyment of your home. Before you start your bathroom remodeling project, check your floors, drywall, and walls for damp black spots. If you have any, talk to a specialist to have it taken care of before you start your project.
Whether severe or minor, any plumbing issue should be handled before you start installing new toilets and new bathtubs. If you hear any type of rattling sound when your taps are running or if there are leaks then you should have them handled well before you start your project.
One of the top reasons that homeowners say they want to remodel their bathroom is because of drainage issues. They may be tired of stagnant pools in their showers, sinks, etc. If you have noticed any of these issues in your bathroom, have them taken care of before you install new fixtures. New fixtures are not going to fix the majority of problems – it is likely that there is an issue within your plumbing. Do not count on the plumber who installs your new items to be ready to fix drainage issues as they may not be properly trained to do so.
Your bathroom’s ventilation system likely includes an exterior vent and an exhaust fan. They work together and when they work properly, they help to control humidity and moisture levels in your bathroom. If these levels are not balanced then you will see your bathroom mirror show excess fog and this can also mean your drywall is accumulating more moisture – which can lead to serious mold and other damage.
No matter what your priorities are, where you are in the remodeling process, or how much work needs to be done before you can even start, you can count on Mission West Kitchen and Bath at 626-799-3503 to be here to help. Contact us at 626-799-3503 or stop by for design help from an experienced associate.