Moving to a new home is a very exciting time. The journey to becoming a homeowner can often be difficult and long; although the current trend of price decline may help you to get on the ladder.
The problem is purchasing your home is only the first step; home ownership has its own set of issues that you need to learn to deal with. You’ve probably relied on surveys and the advice of friends to get you this far.
But now you have got in the door you’ll suddenly realize there are many elements of your home that you need to know more about. The bathroom is the perfect example of this. You have appliances, water and electricity all mixed together in one relatively small space; it could be a recipe for disaster!
That’s why you need to know the following as soon as possible:
You need to have the number of a good plumber on hand; in case you have a problem that you can’t deal with. The Plumbing Detectives are a great choice as they will help you to identify issues before they occur and can quickly remedy any issues.
Put their number in your cell phone so that you have it when you need it!
Location Of Valves
There will be several valves in your house to turn the water off. You need to know where these are. If you’re lucky then there will be a valve for every appliance. If not you will need to know where the main shut off is to stop the flow of water in the event of a leak.
Cost Of Remodeling
Most homeowners love to remodel their bathroom as it allows you to place your own stamp on the room.
However, a complete remodel is an expensive business and you will need the help of professional plumbers and electricians.
You’ll need to consider the age of your appliances and whether it is worth refinishing them or replacing them. This will largely depend on the style of your bathroom and the age of its furnishings.
However, don’t forget to do this sooner; leaving it until you are ready to sell means you won’t get to enjoy the bathroom and you may not recoup the money you’ve spent.
Mold & Mildew
Bathrooms are inevitably full of moisture. Unfortunately this increases the chances of mold and mildew appearing.
The best thing to do is tackle this the first day you move in. Scrub your entire bathroom including the walls to remove any trace of mold and mildew. You should also use a bathroom cleaner to help you get the desired results.
Once you’ve done this it is important to check that the fan works properly. If it doesn’t or there isn’t one you need to have one fitted. Removing the moisture from the bathroom will help to keep mold and mildew away.
Don’t forget that you are making your home your own; the style of your bathroom should reflect your personality. Take your time considering what statement you want to make before you start.