Bathroom remodeling projects take a lot of time and effort, but with proper planning and meticulous budgeting, you can keep your project on track. However, no matter how much planning is done, you can’t rule out the risk of delays and other setbacks, which is why homeowners should have an idea of the issues they may encounter during a bathroom remodeling project.
Common issues you should prepare for include:
Old water pipes are prone to corrosion. If your pipes didn’t undergo routine maintenance, and it’s been a while since they were last replaced, your contractors may need to replace leaky plumbing before the renovation process can start.
Leaks and mold damage usually go hand in hand, which is why there’s a good chance mold might be growing behind the drywall if your plumbing suffers from corrosion. Mold thrives in damp environments, not to mention feed on the paper fibers in your drywall.
What are the warning signs there’s mold in your bathroom? A musty smell is one. You should also keep an eye out for black spots near the ceiling or parts of your drywall that look wet even when no one has used the bathroom for several hours.
Adequate ventilation helps control the humidity in your bathroom and prevent the growth of mold. Keep in mind that a working exhaust fan doesn’t necessarily mean your bathroom is well-ventilated. If your mirror fogs over after a hot shower even though the exhaust fan is working, there may be ventilation issues that need to be addressed.
Insufficient Floor Support
Floor joists that have been notched to fit pipes are not structurally sound and will need to be replaced. However, you shouldn’t worry too much about structural issues if your home was built or remodeled by a professional construction company.
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