Admittedly, the bathroom is a very busy room, day after day. This room is also subject to heat and steam shower, two elements conducive to the development of mold. That’s why the bathroom needs to be renovated more often than other areas of the house. However, as this is a small room, this renovation can be an interesting project for the handyman.
The first thing you can do to improve your shower is to replace the showerhead with a low-flow model that will save you up to 7,500 liters of water annually and up to $ 16 in electricity.
Take the example of a shower with a duration of 8 minutes with a start of 11 liters per minute. If you have an ordinary shower head, your hot water consumption will total 88 liters. By replacing it with a low-flow showerhead, the amount of hot water used will be 76 liters, saving more than 10 liters of hot water. You fear at the same time a decrease in pressure? Do not think anymore! The water pressure will not be affected, as most showerheads are equipped with a pressure regulator. Moreover, in the last five years, all models of showerheads found on the market are low-flow. If yours is older, opting for a newer one will save you energy.
Installing a showerhead is easy and fast. A simple key is required. Here are a few tips :
• Cover the fitting with a towel before tightening with the wrench to avoid scratching the finish.
• Cover the thread with teflon tape to prevent leakage.
It’s almost as easy to replace aging faucets. You only need a few screwdrivers, a wrench and Teflon sealing tape.
If you plan to repaint your bathroom, you must first remove all traces of mold, otherwise it will reappear on the new paint. For this purpose you can use a mildew protection product for ceramic tiles, but only if you intend to repaint, as these products may dissolve the existing paint layer.
Specialists at the Cheap Materials Store in your area have all the tools, materials and equipment you’ll need to renovate your bathroom, including the excellent Aquadis product line and a wide selection of ceramic tiles. .