Early and meticulous planning are vital to keeping your kitchen remodel on track and within budget. However, you can never rule out the risk of unforeseen delays or other surprises while remodeling your kitchen. That’s why it’s important for first-time remodelers to have at least a basic understanding of the issue they may encounter.
Here’s an overview of the issues you may encounter while remodeling your kitchen.
Hidden Water Damage
At first glance, stains on your ceiling may look like discoloration. However, upon closer inspection, they may be a warning sign of moisture damage. If water managed to make its way to your kitchen ceiling, walls or floors, you will need to replace water-damaged wood with identical materials, which will increase your kitchen renovations’ material costs.
The problem with the early warning signs of moisture damage can be tricky to find. That’s why it’s important to have professional roofers inspect your roof at least twice a year. Through routine inspections, roofing contractors can detect and fix moisture damage before they affect other parts of your home and complicate future renovations. If your roof has undergone routine maintenance, you shouldn’t worry too much about hidden water damage during your kitchen remodel.
If water managed to make its way into your home, there’s a strong chance mold is growing in parts of your home. Since mold thrives in damp environments with little airflow, leaks and mold damage always go hand in hand.
Bleach and other strong cleaning solutions would normally be able to remove mold, which is usually found inside or behind kitchen cabinets under the sink or near the range hood. However, if mold reaches your flooring, drywall or ceiling, a more extensive revamp of your kitchen may be needed.
Shoddy Repair Work
Bad electrical wiring and shoddy repairs almost always delay the project timeline. To prevent delays in future renovations and ensure issues are fixed properly, always vet a contractor before hiring one. Ask contractors about the projects they’ve handled as well as how long they’ve been in business.
Krier’s Construction, a family-owned company with more than three decades of experience, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including remodeling and landscaping services. To get a free estimate, call us at (920) 949-8517, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Oshkosh, Green Bay and Appleton as well as the surrounding communities.