What Most Homeowners Don’t Know

Most homeowners function with a shower they inherited when they bought their house. They have gotten used to showers with quirks. But if you are the type of person that appreciates feeling clean, or enjoying a hot shower after a hard day on the job, you may appreciate the thought of a new and improved shower in your home. You are mistaken if you think that in order to replace the shower, you have to completely gut the whole bathroom. Today’s shower units have a surprise for you.

A shower is a key feature of any full bathroom. They are designed to last for years of daily use and abuse. But it won’t last forever. It needs a little help to keep serving you and your family well. Professionals think that a bathroom should be updated every 7-10 years. That does not mean replacing everything, just making some upgrades to a few features. Faucets wear out, toilets need new floats and flappers and showers need some help, too. A shower has a 10-15-year lifespan before wear and tear must be evaluated.

Have You Noticed a Decline?

Consider what you have put your shower through for countless years. Is your shower in heavy daily use? Or is it in a second home that has minimal use? How is your shower constructed: is it made of fiberglass or acrylic? Some materials hold up to the ravages of time and heavy use better than others. There is also a difference in the quality of the materials used. Is it time to refinish or reglaze your shower unit? Some cleansers will discolor or scratch your shower’s finish. Refinishing or reglazing is a way to extend the life of your shower. The frequency of cleaning can be a factor in how well your shower is holding up. Frequent cleaning will lengthen the life of your unit.

Showers degrade gradually. Look for the following signs in your shower as a warning that you may need a replacement sooner than you expected.

  • Are there any signs of leaking? Check the shower head and around the shower. A build-up of sediment in the pipes will result in reduced water pressure.
  • Are you fighting mold and mildew accumulation that will not get or stay clean? Water temperature control will become difficult to regulate as the fixtures wear out.
  • Are there any cracks, warps or bent areas in the shower unit itself?
  • Have the shower doors become difficult to use?

All of these signs may be something to notice as you endeavor to keep your home in good working order.

See The Possibility

Going Green Restoration in Orlando can upgrade your shower unit in one day with minimum disruption to your life. They have financing for bathroom remodeling, too. Contact them today to see the possibility of a new shower in your home.

Posted on Behalf of Going Green Restoration USA

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