Discovering that part of the floor in your bathroom is rotting away can be horrifying. Unfortunately, this is a problem that demands immediate care so that it doesn't become far worse. However, you may find that getting this repair work done can uproot your daily life. Here's what you need to know about preparing for this kind of repair work.
The first thing that you should know is that you're likely going to lose access to the bathroom that needs the repair work done. In many cases, the entire floor needs to be replaced once floor rot sets in. This is because floor rot spreads rapidly and can damage floor boards even when it's invisible to the naked eye. Leaving these boards in place will allow them to start rotting after the fact, and then the entire repair job has to be started over from the beginning.
Unfortunately, this means that you won't be able to access the shower or the toilet in that room. If that weren't bad enough, you might lose access to your plumbing entirely, as the plumbers may need to turn your water off in order to perform the repairs. When replacing the entire floor is necessary, the toilet often has to be pulled out to complete the repairs, which means shutting off the water supply to prevent more water damage from being done.
Making Up For It
Sadly, there's not much that you can do about the situation in your bathroom. The repair work needs to be done, so that means that you have to put up with the water being cut off and the bathroom being unusable. Unfortunately, a repair of this nature could potentially take days to complete, so simply running to a neighbor's house when you need the facilities isn't exactly a solid plan.
This is why it's important to prepare in advance. Plan on renting one or two portable toilets in the short run. This will make all the difference in the world. You and your family will be able to use portable toilets at leisure without getting in the way of the repairs or having to hurry to your local business or friend's house to 'go.'
In addition, plan on having a water reserve. Even putting aside pots and pans full of water can make a big difference. This will give you clean water to cook and drink from while you're waiting for the water supply to be turned back on.
Bathroom repairs aren't the easiest thing to get through, especially if you only have one restroom. But by planning in advance, you can ensure that you and your family have a place to go and can make it through however long this repair takes.Share
17 January 2020
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