Carpet in a home can feel comfortable and cozy, and can look very appealing, but is it a good idea to have it everywhere? What about the bathroom for example?
A carpeted bathroom can seem appealing as it is a lot warmer under foot, it is also a lot more slip resistant than a tiled floor, and it can look very nice, but here are also a few things to keep in mind when deciding if it is right for your bathroom.
Moisture! Moisture! Moisture!
Everything in the bathroom is geared towards using water, and as careful as we try to be, water splashes from the sink, the bath, and even the shower, this all lands on the bathroom floor which is not a problem with tile, and while it may not seem to be a big deal with carpet, it can lead to mold spoors and decay of the wood floor underneath.
Another issue is that while its easy to clean around the toilet with a tiled floor, its not so easy with carpet, and this can lead to bacteria accumulating in the carpet.
If you have a carpeted bathroom, a certified home inspector can use a moisture meter to gauge how much moisture is in the carpet.
Please contact us for any questions you might have.
Bathrooms are a very important room in the house, most of us like to spend a good amount of time there, so its wise to have a check of the ventilation system to make sure that its functioning properly, thus improving your bathroom experience.
If your not sure if your ventilation system is working properly, keep your eye out for these indications:
If you are noticing any of these things, you may want to get your fan inspected. One of the biggest reasons it might not be working properly is that the duct might not reach to the outside of the home, so this is a good thing to check.
A simple thing that can be done is to regularly clean the fan as dirt and dust accumulate frequently.
If you feel that your bathroom is not ventilated properly, please call us for more advice. We would be happy to help.
Dave Graham, Tempest Home Inspection. Calgary Alberta