Skilled Remodeling Professionals
At Oak Creek Plumbing Kitchen & Bath, We Have Over 150 Years’ Combined Experience
I know what you're thinking – who cares? Well, when it comes to kitchen or bath remodeling experience counts. And here's why you should care: because experience is what saves you time, aggravation, and money – period.
Let me explain.
As you have probably already heard me say a hundred times before, kitchen and bath remodeling is complicated. So many things can go wrong. Less experienced crews that run into a problem that they haven't seen before will either half-ass it, screw it up, or ignore it. Let me tell you a story that highlights my point.
We got a call from a wonderful elderly woman whose husband had passed away. Her husband had had their bathroom remodeled about seven years prior, but she was starting to notice some discoloration and warping of her walk-in shower and bathroom walls, and she was worried and wanted us to take a look.
She told us she had another company come out, but they were recommending a whole new remodel, which just didn't make sense to her. Didn't make any sense to us either, so we went out and took a look. Here is what we discovered.
When the original company installed the new walk-in shower, they failed to take into account the increased flow rate, which means increased accumulated moisture. In short, they replaced the tub with a new insert and changed out the old shower head for a new Jacuzzi-type multinozzle massaging shower. But they didn't bother to check the ventilation.
Here is what experience teaches.
One of the most overlooked items in just about every bathroom remodel we've been involved with is the ventilation system. Some systems were never installed correctly; others just can't keep up with modern shower systems, or worse, they're venting directly into the attic space (as in this case).
So while the other company felt it necessary to completely remodel the bathroom, we ran a few tests and inspected the ventilation system.
Bottom line: we installed a "moisture-activated" ventilation system and made sure that it was vented correctly. We then inspected for any mold or mildew damage, and then sealed the walls with the correct moisture barrier, which the original company failed to do. They simply installed the new insert over the old bath and called it good.
Bottom line: there just is no replacement or substitute for hard-earned experience.
Don't trust your home – or your wallet – to just anyone. Call Oak Creek Plumbing Kitchen & Bath today. No one, and I mean no one, does more or does it better than we do. You won't just like your new remodel – you'll love it. And that's a promise.