There are a few important things that you want to inspect in your bathroom for proper maintenance and potential red flags. It’s important to keep this special part of the home in good condition. What are some things to be keeping an eye on:
- Leaks in the bathroom are always an indication of trouble. Check the bathroom plumbing and fixtures and always be conscious of any standing water or previous water damage.
- Sinks and toilets should be tight when installed. Wobbly or loose sinks and toilets can cause leaks in the future. Also, inspect for any evidence of mold in the bathroom because it may mean there’s mold behind the walls that must be taken care of.
- Inspect bathroom ventilation. A properly vented bathroom will help to lessen the effects of moisture buildup. The exhaust fan should lead to the exterior of the home through a vent or pipe. Excess condensation on walls and windows may indicate that there is a problem with the bathroom’s ventilation.
- Take note of the flooring in the bathroom as well. Moisture can gather under the bathroom floor. If it feels like it’s bouncing when you walk there might be water damage underneath. Make sure that the caulking around the toilet shower and tubs are in good condition and free of cracks. Worn out grout or caulk can cause water to seep into seams and affect the subfloor underneath.
Inspecting the bathroom is a crucial part of home inspection and maintenance. Make sure to find out if you have any leaks or problems and address these issues immediately.