Asbestos in your bathroom is just one of the many issues that can confront you when undertaking a bathroom renovation. Until the early 1980’s the use of asbestos sheets in bathrooms was the norm and can be sitting beneath your bathroom tiles with potential deadly consequences.
Asbestos removal by specialist licensed contractors is only one of the issues you must be aware of when undertaking a DIY bathroom renovation. Despite what you get told in big box hardware outlets such as Bunnings or Masters there are a number of areas that must be undertaken by fully licensed and insured professional contractors being:
- plumbing and gas fitting
- asbestos removal
- water proofing
- pest control
In all of the above DIY is not an option to reduce costs as doing so has consequences because it is:
- dangerous to the point of being life threatening
- usually results in non compliant and sub standard installation
- non insurable with it creating a situation where any future insurance claims will be denied and the policy null and void
- removes all warranty protection from products that are defective
If you are confident and capable Whywait Plumbing fully endorse undertaking labouring work yourself, purchasing materials and running the project but remember short cuts and cheap non compliant products will always come back to haunt you.
By Gary Mays