Are you planning to remodel your bathroom? Is aesthetic appeal, adding a style quotient, upgrading its usability, increasing your home’s resale value on your mind? Are you unsure how to go about the remodeling process?Well, you are not alone. Many find themselves in a perplexed when undertaking a bathroom renovation.

Remodeling includes playing with some complicated systems like plumbing and electrical and renovation could be a disaster if careful inspection and proper processes are overlooked. In addition to creating a mess, unforeseen problems will add to your expenses. Therefore, it is always a good idea to be prepared beforehand and have a complete idea about potential plumbing problems before plunging into the remodeling process. Here are some things to remember.

Lookout for Musty Mold

One of the most significant problems of a bathroom is mold. Since the area is brimming with a moist environment, mold can quickly grow at exponential rates. Some of the common signs are black spots on the walls above the baseboards or near the ceiling. Patches of moisture on the drywall of a bathroom which hasn’t been used for several hours is again a sign of trouble. Quite often a musty smell accompanies the mold. Mold can spread throughout the house as they survive on paper fibers and can look black, green or white in appearance. If you encounter any signs of mold, it’s time to take preventive action! Mold remediation is expensive. Don’t let it creep into your project.

What’s That Noise?

If you hear knocking sounds when the shower or hot water runs, it is probably the result of improper installation. Unsecured pipes are likely to rattle when water runs through them, creating annoying knocking sounds. Leaky faucets or spouts even when the water is turned off can be caused due to inconsistent water pressure. These scenarios depict pipe issues that may be minor, but could be system-wide. To ensure that your pipes are properly secured and fitted during the remodeling process, it’s best to use a licensed plumber to complete work on pipe replacements or new fixtures.

Take a Dig at Your Drain

Drain problems are widespread problems for homeowners. However, identifying a drain issue can be tricky business. Certain conditions can alert you to detecting looming drain disasters. For instance, s shower pan collects more than half an inch of water even after turning off the water means there may be a sewer line obstruction. Improper sealing of the shower drain will cause water leakage onto the floor. Watch for moisture near the tub. Though it may seem water has splashed out, in some cases an improper drain seal may be the real cause. Watching out for early signs and contacting plumbing experts is the best way to prevent further damage.

Check for Proper Ventilation in the Bathroom

Believe it or not, but improper venting can be a massive concern for bathroom plumbing, especially for those that are located in the middle of the house. Just having a fan, doesn’t imply proper ventilation. To ensure your bathroom is ready for a remodel, be sure to test the ventilation. Test it by running the hot water in the shower for some time and then turning on the exhaust fan. In case the mirror fogs over or the drywall starts to sweat, it depicts improper ventilation. Another way is to turn off the shower (which was running hot water for some time) and then wait for a few minutes. If the humidity of the bathroom decreases, then it’s okay if it does not be assured that the bathroom needs proper ventilation. Blocked vent or damaged fan could be some reasons for ventilation issues which can be checked, inspected and repaired.

Remodeling Contractors

Be sure your remodeling contractor uses a licensed plumber to do your bathroom remodel plumbing work. There is no cost savings to be found when corners are cut and important safeguards and preventive measures aren’t taken by your contractor. TDT Plumbing has been in business for over 25 years in Houston and has helped many homeowners realize a beautiful and functional new bathroom space. We know how to abate mold and clear sewers so that your bathroom operates safely and efficiently, saving you repair costs.

ABOUT TDT PLUMBING: The pipe experts at TDT Plumbing are ready to tackle any plumbing problem from a sink clog, a whole house pipe refurbishment or kitchen and bath remodeling projects. We’re exceptional solution providers for homes with older pipes. We have unique solutions that other plumbing companies don’t have like our patented pipe-lining technology, ePIPE. For clean water, awesome water pressure, clear drain technology that works for busy households, call TDT today. (713) 697-2088.

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