If you’re not really into do-it-yourself plumbing, you might ask us what a bathroom repair kit is for. Well, obviously, it is meant to be used in fixing stuff in the bathroom. But what kinds of repair is it really good for? Is it good for everything then from toilet problems to cracks in the wall to chipped-off sinks to mold-infested tiles? It actually depends on the kit that you’ll buy but most of them can really help you put your bathroom in tip-top shape again. Just to give you an idea, read this short article that features a step-by-step guide on solving a couple of bathroom problems using such kits.
A crack or ding in a shower stall or a chip or stain in your bathtub doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to replace them. There are products on the market that can patch holes, fill cracks, repair rust spots and cover up blemishes, saving you hundreds of dollars. They aren’t hard to use, but you must read and follow all directions. Here’s a look at some of the processes involved.
Reading the article above, you learned that a bathroom repair kit is really helpful in getting rid of cracks or small holes in fiberglass or acrylic surfaces. It’s also great for removing unsightly stains in your bathtub and effective in making it look as if it’s new again! However, some bathroom plumbing experts worry that most of these do-it-yourself kits are epoxy-based which will leave your tubs or sinks yellowish after a few years.
“In your article about tub repair, you say, ‘But you’re almost sure to be disappointed by the [do it yourself] repair job.’ Is that based on functional and durability issue? Or is that simply because of color match?” The reader goes on to say that she has “an acrylic tub with a crack” in it the pan area and is considering a Bondo or patch method.” (See full article here.)
You can consider the pros and cons of doing DIY plumbing but in the end, the decision is still yours to make. You can use your bathroom as your training ground and in case something doesn’t end up well, you just have to call your local Dade County plumbers to lend you a hand. We provide top-notch and flawless remodeling, backflow prevention, toilet repair, water heater installation, repiping and other plumbing services!
Reach Douglas Orr Plumbing at (305) 240-6731!