Older is better?
I love just about anything old or nostalgic. Old classic cars, movies, houses, I have a great old coin collection, but bathrooms?
As a plumber you can’t imagine how many crusty outdated bathrooms I get to see that should have been upgraded years ago. Time goes by, and most people just don’t think about it; they’ve just gotten used to it. It’s like those warn out carpets you walk on every day. One day you look down and say, “Wow! Look at my carpet! When did this happen?”
Back to basics:
With the economy the way it is, and the uncertain times we live in, its important to reflect on what’s truly important in our lives, the roof over our heads, a dependable car, a safe heater, working air conditioning, reliable hot water and yes, a clean,leak free bathroom. Life would be pretty miserable without these basic necessities.
When you have to replace or repair these all at once it can be overwhelming. Planning ahead for major expenses saves you money in the long run. Preventive maintenance greatly increases the life expectancy of just about anything, but eventually you have to step up, and replace them, nothing lasts forever
!Remodeling your bathroom:
Planning is the most important aspect of a successful bathroom remodel. Make a list of all the components that will need to be repaired or replaced. Some of these are sheet rock, painting, insulation, flooring, molding, plumbing and electric. Chances are your bathroom will need to be brought up to current State or local codes. Remember, this is for your safety!
If you don’t plan on doing the job yourself, make sure the contractor you hire is insured, and can provide a (certificate of insurance) to prove it. If permits are required, and they usually are, make sure the contractor is responsible for obtaining them. Don’t let him con you into getting them. If something is done wrong, you’ll be on the hook, not him.
Some products may need to be ordered and could have substantial lead times for delivery. Don’t start your job until these items come in and you can inspect them for damage. Nothing is worse then going without a tub for weeks on end! Be sure to ask how long the overall project is going to take.
Lance Riccioli President Accurate Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Inc.:
N.J Plumbing License 8384
856-381-3205 or www.pickaccurate.com