One of the most daunting things for most homeowners is attempting to complete a home improvement task for themselves rather than calling out a local builder. As we are in the middle of what looks like a rather large recession more and more people are being tempted to have a go at doing the work themselves. One of the more popular home improvement tasks that people are attempting is fitting a new bathroom. Here are a few simple tips to help the job go well and without any problems.
Ensure that the Water Supply is Turned Off
The first and most important task to do is to ensure that the water supply is turned off and that everyone else in the house is aware that it must stay off. The last thing you want is someone turning the water back on when you have un-capped pipes in the bathroom. This would be a disaster and will create a huge clean-up job. You should also check to see that you have all of the necessary tools to complete the jobs that you are about to undertake in the bathroom. Depending on what tasks you are doing will dictate what tools you will need.
Enough Space to Dispose of the Old Bathroom Suite
Make sure that you have enough space to dispose of the old bathroom suite that you are removing as well as being able to get the new suite into the bathroom. This problem is more common than you would imagine and can be very embarrassing. It might also be advisable to get the help of a friend for the weekend or for a couple of days to help you with some of the more fiddly jobs such as plumbing in the taps and holding up the basin. An extra pair of hands can go a long way to helping to make the task more bearable.
The Task of Renovating Your Bathroom Easier
More and more people are turning their bathrooms into little designer rooms in the house and going away from the basic room of functionality that it used to be. But with this are a few little problems such as the fact that the bathroom is now a much more difficult room to keep clean than it once was. One such example of this is the appearance in many homes of a shower screen rather than a shower curtain that used to be the mainstay of many older bathrooms. So what is the best way to clean a shower screen properly?
In days gone by people would simply take a shower curtain down and put it in the washing machine, simple. But you cannot do this with a shower screen because of its size so it has to be cleaned in situ. Although it is more time consuming and labor-intensive to clean a shower screen it is not that difficult a job. Using hot water with a mild bleach solution you should soak a cloth and then apply the cloth to the screen, washing in a circular motion. This should remove any soap residue and help to clean the glass panel. Next, you should run the cloth through the cleaning solution once more and then run the cloth around the frame of the shower screen taking extra care with the hinges to ensure they are clean. Finally, you should open the shower screen inwards and taking the cloth run it along with the seal that keeps the water from leaking out of the shower. This is important to keep clean as this can start to degrade and rot over time if not looked after properly.
So hopefully these useful tips will help to keep your shower screen looking clean and fresh.