When remodeling your bathroom the importance of waterproofing the walls is often over looked. You don’t even need to be remodeling a bathroom to think about giving it its proper protection. Even old or sometimes new bathroom can always use a little protection form water damage. You can run into many problems related to water especially in the bathroom because of the moisture it experiences. You have showers, sinks, toilets and bath tubs all which bring water to the bathroom. Failing to protect your bathroom can lead to expensive water damage and sometimes even illness.
The moisture from the steam of your showers begins to collect on the walls and ceiling. A fan doesn’t help absorb the moisture but it is not a fill proof system. The easiest way to guarantee you will be safe is by painting your walls and ceiling with waterproof paints and you can even add a sealant. You have many choices in colors and brands. This will repel the water from being absorbed into the walls. It will even help with clogged toilet spills, flooding, and leaking. If you have a bathroom on the second floor you will need to protect the floor as well to avoid the water damage to everything below. This can be done with water proof flooring.
Water damage may not be apparent at first but it can sneak up on you and it can cost a lot of money to repair. You will have to replace studs and the framing around the bathroom along with insulation and dry wall. You also run the risk of growing mold and mildew. This can cause someone to become very sick and bring on an illness. Mold is a serious issue and will need to be professionally extracted. If you experience water damage to the framing of the bathroom and mold you are looking at thousands of dollars in repairs. This can all be prevented with the proper upkeep. All you need to do is look into water proof flooring and water proof paint and sealants.
You local hardware store should be able to help you find the perfect solution for your house. It is much better to protect yourself before you get a real problem.