A new bathroom comes standard with countless benefits for your home, including greater usability, improved style, and better property values when it comes time to sell.
However, a new bathroom also comes standard with countless potential problems, many of which can’t be readily identified before a remodel begins. As such, it’s important to be aware of these issues to ensure that should one arise, you’re prepared to handle the costs and additional work of addressing them.
Below, we’re discussing 4 of the most common issues you might encounter with your new fitted bathroom to ensure you’re ready for anything that might happen.
If there’s any one problem that comes up most commonly in bathrooms, it’s mold. The issue is that mold just isn’t unsightly, but that there is “sufficient evidence to link exposure to damp indoor environments in general to upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people and with asthma symptoms in people with asthma.”
Mold grows more quickly in bathrooms due to the moisture that regularly accumulates. As such, you should check for mold above baseboards, near the ceiling, or on the drywall itself. Mold can also grow behind drywall and should be examined prior to beginning any standard renovation tasks.
Most homeowners think of bathroom remodels on a surface level, however most issues are internal.
Poor plumbing may sound like knocking behind the walls (i.e. improperly secured pipes) and leaky faucets or pipes, amongst other common signs. If you notice any of these issues, you should contact a plumber or use a joinery with an in-house plumber to ensure everything is handled prior to the installation of new fixtures or furniture.
Like pipes, drains can cause major issues for any bathroom renovation project. If a drain doesn’t empty sinks, showers, or bathtubs properly, water might be leaking into the floor or into the ceilings of rooms below.
Always check the drains in a bathroom before renovations begin. By doing so, you can evaluate wether drains are a problem in the simplest way possible.
Improper ventilation is one of the most significant issues for any bathrooms, especially if a bathroom is located in the middle of a home.
Every bathroom in a home needs an exhaust fan and ideally, an outside vent as well. Many problems come standard with a plastic fan cover on the ceiling, but this doesn’t mean that the bathroom is properly ventilated.
Test your ventilation by turning on the shower and waiting. Any humidity should decrease in the bathroom, the mirrors shouldn’t fog, and the drywall shouldn’t sweat. If it does, you should check if a fan is damaged or a vent is blocked before assuming that you need a new vent altogether.
Management Joinery Solutions Proactively Evaluates These Problems and Others Before Beginning a Job
If you’re seeking a professional joinery that goes above and beyond the standard expectations of work, Management Joinery Solutions can help. We have an in-house team of experts that makes it simple to manage all aspects of your project, regardless of any potential problems, like those mentioned above.
Contact our team today on 07772608248 to discuss your new fitted bathroom and how our team of experienced professionals can bring your new space to life. We look forward to transforming your bathroom!