Daily grooming puts a lot of pressure on your bathroom. All the water and steam eventually take a toll, gradually converting a nice, fresh room into a shabby, possibly smelly one. While you may want to push off the makeover for a while, there comes a time when you need to remodel the bathroom. By waiting too long, you may be setting yourself up for extra costs. When you begin to see these signs, it's time to call Owens Construction for a professional estimate.
That Old-Time Bathroom Funk
If your bathroom smells bad and air fresheners don't eliminate the odor, you could have leaky plumbing. Hidden drips seep into the substrate, whether it's the walls behind the shower and sink or the floor under the toilet. Rotting wood emits a familiar scent. No matter the source, if not corrected, the rotting walls or floor will grow mold as well as weaken subfloors. The sooner you attend to a remodel the more likely you are to catch the decay before it becomes a massive repair.
Visible Mold and Mildew
Standing water, even if it's only along the rim of the tub, eventually invites mold and mildew growth. These fungi not only look nasty, but they also resist eradication efforts. Mold and mildew will spread up the grout, eating away at it until water can penetrate behind and loosen the tile.
Delaminating Cabinet Facings
Splashed water and steam conspire to separate the laminated finishes of cabinetry from the doors and drawers. Constant use and frequent cleaning also wear off sealing stains. In time, they begin to fade and show their age.
Vanity Stains and Scratches
Grooming products with dyes spilled and left to dry can leave permanent stains on the vanity counters and sinks. Also, chips and scratches begin to mar the basin and surroundings under heavy use. When you begin to notice that your vanity area looks well worn, it's time to replace it.
If your area has hard water, mineral stains tend to build up around the drains and in the toilet. Years of scrubbing can wear the shiny glaze away, making the surfaces more difficult to rid of the rusty iron or greenish patina. Only new fixtures will bring clean, new life to your bathroom in such a condition.
Curling Vinyl Floors
You can enjoy a well-installed vinyl floor for many years. But once the adhesive around the edges dries and shrinks, the flooring can pull away from the substrate. Soon, mop water and shower overspray can work their way under more of the vinyl until the only lasting fix is a replacement.
If you plan to put the home on the market, sprucing up the bathroom is a must. But if you detect mold or smell sewage odors, you should go more in-depth with your remodeling project.
You want your bathroom remodel to last a long time. So, be sure to choose an experienced contractor. Nothing endures like expert craftsmanship. Click or call Owens Construction to schedule your consultation with us today.