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Why Hire A Professional Bathroom Remodeler

Rona Regan

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Why Hire a Professional Bathroom Remodeler

If you’re looking at having your bathroom redone and you’re not a contractor or a plumber, it’s best to leave things in the hands of a professional.  You may be handy and able to tackle a few of the changes yourself, but time and money are both key issues when it comes to renovations in your home, and having someone come in and take care of the job from start to finish can actually save you both in the long run.

Do you really have time for this?

Most households these days are made up of two incomes, and often kids are thrown into the mix as well.  With a job, kids and all of the activities that you’ve already got to juggle through your week; do you have the time to allocate to a renovation project?  Most of us, if we dug down and answered honestly, would have to say no.  Even if you’re one of the lucky ones, and you can pull a few hours out of your magician’s hat, how many of those do you want to spend eating drywall dust and attempting to figure out why that tap keeps leaking when you’ve followed the instructions exactly?  It’s not as if we have an unlimited number of bathrooms to use while you’re on your back under the vanity tinkering away at the pipes.  Even if all goes well and you don’t run into any problems, instead of sacrificing your precious weekends on the project, hiring a contractor could mean having the work done while your family is out of the way at the office and at school and it could be done in half the time. 

Your contractor can suggest a better way

You probably already know what changes you’d like to have made in the bathroom, but a contractor with experience will know just by a glance which of your plans are going to work and which might need tweaking.  The planning stage is crucial in any project and the advice and suggestions from a professional can be invaluable.  If you know you want to update your bathroom but haven’t the foggiest idea where to start, this is also where your professional remodeler can shine.  They know what features are popular and which ones will stand the test of time so that you add long term value to your home.

Murphy’s Law

A renovation project for any part of the house is bound to have its own amount of “Murphy’s Law”.  Just when you have your plans laid out and think you’re making headway, disaster strikes, or you discover that some important structural element was overlooked that won’t allow you to proceed with the plans you’ve so painstakingly drawn up.  It’s back to the drawing board, and do you have the experience you’ll need to redo your plans?  Do you know how to avoid problems in the first place?  A contractor has done hundreds, if not thousands of jobs, and will likely have tackled a problem very similar to yours many times before.  He’ll also know all of the tricks that make renovation projects go quickly and without a hitch.

Experience matters

When you’ve spent good money on the fixtures and other elements for your bathroom, it pays to have it installed and set up properly so that it works from the get go.  When we attempt to renovate without the experience that a professional would have after years of service, we often run into issues that we’re not sure how to fix.  A steam shower, for example, is an incredible way to get the most out of your shower and create a spa like atmosphere for you and your family.   It can help to open your pores and even alleviate some common cold and flu symptoms by opening your airways and allowing you to breathe easier.  In order to get the most from your steam shower, your best bet is to allow someone who’s done it many times before handle the instillation and set up.  If you ever have any issues with the steam shower, your contractor will know exactly what was done and can even have a good idea of the problem before he or she steps foot back into the bathroom.

Hiring a professional to do the job will definitely save you time and headaches, and having the job done properly the first time around will save you money as well.  Their experience and handling of your bathroom remodel can make a potential mine field turn into a renovation project that gives your family the space they’ve dreamed of.

Thank you to Nina Wells who wrote this article. Nina is a guest author from Steam Shower Store and is a respected and expert voice in a plethora of health related subjects with over 10 years of writing under her belt.

Why You Should Hire a Professional Plumber?

Rona Regan

Why You Should Hire a Professional Plumber?

Plumbing is one of the most vital activities that ensure healthy and safe living environment at our homes. It is important to ensure that the entire plumbing work is executed carefully, so that any leakage of gas or water in the house is prevented. Once every few years, every homeowner needs a plumbing service to make sure that everything in their homes is working fine. A clogged or choked drainage system will end up pulling dirt into your kitchen or bathroom. Naturally, it is essential to take care of the water and drainage pipes in your home. Many people want to handle plumbing on their own. However, it is better to call the professional plumber for the following reasons.

Detailed Diagnostics

A plumbing professional will provide you with extremely detailed diagnostic reports about home plumbing systems. There can be plenty of issues hidden to the eye. A pro can easily spot the root cause of the problems, and check the entire plumbing system to look for any underlying issues such as:

  • Clogged drains or pipes
  • High water pressure
  • Cracks in pipe surfaces

This can help you to avoid any later issues, involving big expenses, in the future.

Supply of clean water

Given that tubing and pipes do not last for all times, damages and leaks can be replaced with superior materials and upgraded components. You will find the upgrades complying with the local building codes and regulations. A professional plumber will replace your frozen and damaged pipes and make sure that your drinking water is not contaminated.

Property protection

There can be risks of property damages from breaking of pipes. Plumbing professionals will help your property and its belongings, and reduce risks of damages. They can also minimize the risks of unnecessary expenses. They also have tools and equipment of professional-grade, which can take care of plumbing requirements much better than plungers can or wrenches bought from stores can do.

Professional Training

Professionals come with a lot of training and experience. They know the easiest and newest ways of handling plumbing requirements. There are reduced risks of errors. Professionals spend every day working on home plumbing. They are called up for most types of installation, repair and replacement jobs. This explains why they can work much faster and take care of the plumbing jobs. Skilled professionals can quickly finish the work and save you a lot of time and money. You will not have to worry about a poorly done plumbing job.

Cost Benefits

It is also less expensive to hire a plumbing professional, than calling up amateurs or handling the tasks on your own. When you attempt to repair a broken or plumbing faucet or pipe, you are always at the risk of greater plumbing problems – which might eventually need you to call professionals anyway. The bigger the mistake, the greater will be the expense. By calling experts straightaway, you can save many unnecessary expenses.

Emergency Plumbing Services

With a professional, you can also get emergency services. Once you enlist the services of a plumber, you will be given a direct contact number. In case of emergencies, you can directly get in touch with your plumber and get the problems resolved quickly. He can offer services like:

  • Repairing water leaks
  • Setting up new pipes
  • Installing dishwashers
  • Replacing the old pipes

This will ensure that everything is taken care of efficiently and with minimal risks of damage. The water bill from a mess or leak in the pipes can be very expensive, and you can avoid the unnecessary costs with the assistance of a qualified emergency plumbing professional.

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