You’re probably too swamped with spring cleaning tasks and organizing chores you are hoping to finish before Memorial Day. However, no matter how busy you are, spare a day or two to check your bathroom. The bathroom is one of the most accident-prone areas in many Sacramento homes. Falls, spills, and cuts are common in most bathroom accidents. To keep your bathroom safe, you need to give a thorough cleaning or do some repairs.
How do you decide which of the elements in your bathroom need cleaning or repairs? Bathroom remodeling Sacramento contractors share a guide:
For bathroom flooring:
Check your bathroom floor for chipped or broken tiles, stains, and mildew growth. Chipped tiles can stub toes and cause spills in case of missteps. Similarly, mildew-infested tiles get slippery. Slippery floor plus water is a sure recipe for falls in your bathroom. You can scrub the floor if the tiles are still in good condition. However, if there are too many broken tiles, you need to contact a bathroom remodeler to install new tiles or new flooring. This time, opt for non-slip flooring materials with better traction.
For bathroom plumbing:
Leaking pipes, showers, toilets, and faucets can create puddles in your bathroom. These puddles heighten fall and slip risks in the room. Tighten and seal loose or leaking pipes, then replace faulty faucets and showerheads. Better yet, get a professional remodeler to inspect your bathroom plumbing so you know what you need to get fixed. When leaks are too severe, replacing the plumbing is the only way, so get a contractor to do it.
For bathroom walls:
Check wall-mounted storage for loose screws. If your walls are tiled, check for missing or chipped tiles. The jagged edges of broken tiles are sharp enough to cut if you mistakenly lean or brush by it. In addition, the spores of mildew on your tiles can cause severe respiratory inspections. If the tiles are too grimy to clean, consider getting a contractor to retile or do away with the tiles and get the walls painted instead.
These are just some spring cleaning tips for your bathroom from professional remodelers. Talk to our bathroom remodeling Sacramento specialists today for more tips, or to schedule your own free, in-home inspection.