Bathroom remodels are one of the most popular home improvement projects that homeowners decide to take on. Whether it’s to improve the resale value of the home, or simply because the homeowner is seeking a change, bathroom remodels are worth every penny. They can also help to improve the air quality and safety of the home. What many homeowners might not know is that a lot of bathrooms have some type of water damage or mold lurking behind tiles or beneath bathtubs that essentially act like a ticking time bomb where safety is concerned. These problems exists mostly in older homes, but it’s never a bad idea to do periodic updates on a home, just to be safe.
One easy way a bathroom can be updated without having to do a full remodel is to do tile removal or replace the bathtub. Tile removal would allow a homeowner to discover if there’s any hidden water damage or mold hidden behind the tiles. Tile removal is also an easy way to give the bathroom a quick facelift.
Replacing a bathtub or shower enclosure is the best way to update a bathroom though, and it’s the best update to do to find out if there’s any hidden damage that needs addressing. Many homes exist in the U.S. that have damaged bathtubs. Unfortunately, these bathtubs are giant petri dishes of germs and dirt. If money is tight and a brand new bathtub isn’t in the cards, reglazing the tub can be a cheaper option.
Oftentimes, reglazing and refinishing a tub can hide or eliminate cracks or other unsightly blemishes, making the tub look like new. Reglazing and refinishing tubs are good short term solutions, because they make it easier for homeowners to keep clean. Reglazing can also be done in a day. It typically only takes about 3-4 hours, and then another 24 hours to cure. If done right, reglazing can extend the life of a bathtub by 10 years!
Bathroom tubs and shower enclosures usually only last about 50 years. Life any other part of a home, bathrooms require care and maintenance, and while replacing tiles, tubs, and shower enclosures would be wise moves in older homes, younger homes with newer bathtubs can often get away with simple reglazing. Fortunately for homeowners, there are bathtub repair services across the country that help homeowners tackle everything from shower tile installation to a simple bathtub replacement.
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