About three years ago, I took out a home improvement loan and had the master bathroom in my home completely renovated.  I made the mistake of hiring a general contractor instead of a licensed plumber.  While the general contractor was experienced with putting up drywall, installing a floor, and replacing the window, he knew very little about the requirements of a plumbing system.  A bathroom serves a lot of purposes, has multiple appliances, and carries a heavy workload.  A tremendous amount of water flows through the faucets, pipes, and drains.  The surfaces are constantly exposed to moisture, and there is so many things that can go wrong.  Because the general contractor was not familiar with the quality of materials, he installed a sink, faucet, shower stall, shower head, and tiles that were unable withstand wear and tear, and quickly became corroded, stained, and unattractive.  Since he was not experienced in the proper installation of the shower stall, I ended up with small leaks that compromised the integrity of the floor.  The toilet didn’t flush properly, and the drains were constantly clogged.  Within a year, my bathroom was a giant, ugly mess.  I ended up hiring a licensed plumber to basically start over and renovate my bathroom.  I had to borrow more money to pay for a brand new sink, vanity, faucets, toilet, flooring, and shower stall.  I once again had to live with my house being torn apart and no access to the master bathroom.  I am thankful that my bathroom remodeling project is finally complete.  From now on, I will always contact a licensed plumber for anything to do with my plumbing system.

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